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Salisbury steak

Salisbury Steak Recipe

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  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Salisbury steak is one of those dishes that is quintessentially American but usually not very healthy. This Salisbury steak recipe is healthy and simple to make, plus it’s finished in the slow cooker for a hands-off dinner that’s cooked to perfection.



Main Ingredients

  • 1 pound grass-fed ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons soy-free Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup gluten-free cracker crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon tomato sauce or organic ketchup
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon soy-free Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons arrowroot starch
  • 1½ cups mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ sweet onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


  1. Place mushrooms, garlic, onions, herbs, salt and pepper at the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. In a bowl, mix ground beef, Worcestershire, crushed crackers, ketchup or tomato sauce, eggs, salt and pepper.
  3. Form the mixture into 2–3 inch patties. This should make about 6–7 steaks.
  4. Brown patties in a skillet and then place on top of mushroom mixture.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix broth, Worcestershire sauce, starch, butter and mustard.
  6. Pour broth mixture over the top of the patties in the slow cooker.
  7. Cook on low for 6–8 hours.
  8. Okay, no slow cooker? Here’s how to cook it on the stovetop. Make up the steaks and cook them on a large skillet with a little butter. Brown both sides for a minute or two, then remove and put on a plate.
  9. Add a little more butter to the pan and then cook the onion and garlic for 2 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook for an additional 3 minutes.
  10. Turn the heat down to medium-low and add butter. Once it’s melted, add the arrowroot and cook for 30 seconds, whisking constantly. Bit by bit, add the beef broth and keep whisking.
  11. Once all the beef broth is in the pan, add the remainder of the gravy ingredients. Stir well.
  12. Add the steaks (and the juice from the plate). Cook for 7–8 minutes until the gravy is thickened. Stir occasionally near the steaks.
  13. Whether slow cooked or on stovetop, serve the salisbury steaks topped with the gravy. It pairs very well with mashed potatoes and green beans.
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 8 hrs
  • Category: Main Dishes
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 steak (155g)
  • Calories: 321
  • Sugar: 3.5g
  • Sodium: 430mg
  • Fat: 22.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.4g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 10.6g
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.3g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 15.6g
  • Cholesterol: 92mg