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This slow cooker salisbury steak recipe is made with tender beef patties topped with mushroom gravy. Classic comfort food that’s super simple to make!
Comfort food has never been easier with salisbury steak in the slow cooker. This hearty dinner is full of rich flavors that the whole family will love. Serve it over mashed potatoes and watch the rave reviews come in.
I am all about my slow cooker in the cold weather months, especially on busy weeknights when many days we don’t get home from school and activities until dinner time. Who wants to start preparing a big meal after a long day? Not me! This slow cooker salisbury steak is the perfect crowd pleasing meal that’s waiting for you at dinner time. This is a classic recipe with a few simple ingredients that never goes out of style!
How to make salisbury steak from scratch
The first step to making salisbury steak is to form the patties. The patties are seasoned with spices and mixed with breadcrumbs. I use 90% lean ground beef for this recipe, I wouldn’t recommend going any leaner than that as your patties might come out dry. The salisbury steaks do need to be browned before they hit the slow cooker. I typically just brown them in the morning while I’m making breakfast for the family and then I’m good to go. Or, if you have a multi-cooker, you can use the “sauté” function.
The salisbury steaks are placed in the slow cooker along with mushrooms, onions and McCormick Simply Better Beef Gravy. I love this gravy, it tastes like homemade but is way more convenient than making it yourself. The Simply Better gravies come in multiple flavors, the turkey variety will definitely be on my holiday table. Plus it has no added MSG and is completely gluten-free!
When you add the gravy and a little beef broth to the slow cooker, it might seem like there’s not enough liquid in the pot. Don’t worry, the meat and vegetables will also release liquids as they cook, and by the time the cook time has elapsed, the patties will be mostly submerged in delicious sauce. I add a little cornstarch at the very end to thicken the sauce mixture, then dinner is served!
My favorite way to serve this slow cooker salisbury steak is over mashed potatoes, but rice would also be a great side dish. However you serve it, this dish is sure to get rave reviews from your family, my children request it weekly!
Dinner time doesn’t have to be complicated, with some quality ingredients and a slow cooker, you can have an award winning dinner without spending hours working in the kitchen. Be sure to visit the McCormick website for more great recipe ideas that the whole family will love!
Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak
This slow cooker salisbury steak recipe is made with tender beef patties topped with mushroom gravy. Classic comfort food that's super simple to make!
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 lbs ground beef 80-90% lean
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon McCormick onion powder
- 1 teaspoon McCormick garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon McCormick black pepper
- 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
- 1 small onion sliced
- 1 12 ounce container McCormick Simply Better Beef Gravy
- 1/2 cup beef broth or water
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
In a large bowl, combine the beef, egg, breadcrumbs, milk, garlic powder, onion powder salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly then shape into 6 patties.
Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Add the patties in a single layer and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
Place the mushrooms and onion in the bottom of a slow cooker. Add the patties on top.
Pour the gravy and beef broth into the slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 4-6 hours.
Remove the patties from the slow cooker and place on a plate. Cover to keep warm.
Combine the cornstarch with the water and pour into the slow cooker. Turn the slow cooker to HIGH and cook for 3-5 minutes until sauce is thickened. Spoon the sauce over the patties. Top with parsley and serve.