Are you looking for a delicious and easy weeknight meal that is both comforting and satisfying? Here is the perfect recipe for Salisbury Steak with French Onion Soup that is sure to satisfy your appetite!

Salisbury steak on a white plate covered in french onion soup.

French Onion Soup may seem like an unusual addition to Salisbury steak, but trust me; it adds a delicious depth of flavor that takes this classic dish up a notch.

Heck, I’ve even used the soup mix in my venison and elk burgers for flavoring!

Actually, the French onion soup is not so far-fetched as the gravy is traditionally made with onions.

The patties are savory and juicy, and the soup forms a rich, dark gravy that will have everyone reaching for seconds.

Why you will love this recipe

  • Budget-friendly meal: A low-cost meal like this one uses inexpensive ingredients to make it a great, cost-effective choice.
  • Easily customizable: This Salisbury steak recipe is flexible, so you can follow it or put your own spin on things. Especially helpful if you don’t have the exact ingredients: been there, done that.
  • Easy to make: This recipe is simple to make and doesn’t require many ingredients. As a matter of fact, it’s cooked up in one dish too!

This dish is perfect for any day of the week, and it is also great for entertaining. It is a classic comfort food recipe that is sure to become a family favorite.

Considering we eat a lot of meat around here, I find that having a variety of recipes to rotate is very useful.

This simple dish combines tender beef patties smothered in a rich onion gravy made with French onion soup. It is easy to make, full of flavor, and guaranteed to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.

You can customize Salisbury steak with French onion soup to your liking. For a less oniony flavor, swap the French onion soup for more beef broth and add seasonings such as thyme or rosemary.

You can also experiment with different toppings, such as mushrooms, cheese, or even bacon.

French onion soup on a white plate with salisbury steak on top.

How to make Salisbury steak with French onion soup

This recipe is incredibly easy to make, but it’s a good idea to gather all your ingredients before you begin for a smooth and hassle-free cooking experience.

And before anyone asks, yes, this is a tad similar to my hamburger steak, but it is different. Quite a bit different, actually. If you are not into onions, you may want to check that recipe out next!

Anyway, on to the recipe.

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Supplies you will need:

Key ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 pounds of ground beef
  • 1/4 of an onion, shredded
  • 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon each of salt, pepper, and ground mustard
  • 1/2 cup of beef broth
  • 1 can of condensed French onion soup (10.5 oz)
  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour

Step 1: Begin by breaking the ground beef into small pieces in a mixing bowl. This will make it easier to combine with the other ingredients.

Step 2: Then, in the same bowl, add the shredded onion, breadcrumbs, egg, salt, pepper and ground mustard. Mix well until all ingredients are evenly distributed throughout. Do not overmix, as this may affect the texture of the steak.

Step 3: Once all the ingredients are well-combined, form four ovals out of the mixture and place them onto a hot skillet with a drizzle of oil.

Step 4: Sear each side for about 3-4 minutes per side or until browned, then remove from heat.

Step 5: Next, pour in your broth and use a spatula to scrape any stuck-on bits from the skillet.

Step 6: Add the remaining ingredients, including French onion soup, Worcestershire sauce, and flour, then stir or whisk until all ingredients are evenly distributed.

Step 7: Finally, carefully place the steaks back into the skillet, cover them with aluminum foil, and simmer for 10 minutes or until the steaks reach an internal temperature of 165°F.

Salisbury steak with French onion soup cooking tips

  • Sear for flavor: Brown the patties in a hot skillet before you add in the French onion soup. Searing adds a depth of flavor and crispiness.
  • Use high-quality beef: Use lean ground beef (usually around 90% lean) for a flavorful but not overly fatty patty.
  • Season well: Don’t skimp on seasoning. Mix the ground beef with breadcrumbs, shredded onions, salt, pepper, and any other desired seasonings to ensure the patties are well-flavored.
  • Make it gluten-free: Substitute the bread crumbs for either gluten-free bread crumbs or cornflakes and replace all-purpose flour with gluten-free flour.
Salisbury Steak and french onion soup cooking in a cast iron skillet.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between hamburger steak and Salisbury? The primary difference is that Salisbury steak is seared first, then simmered on the stove in a dark onion gravy.

Hamburger steak is a simpler ground beef patty baked and served with a basic sauce or gravy.

How do you reheat Salisbury steak? To reheat Salisbury steak, you can simmer it gently in a skillet with the French onion soup until heated through, or use a microwave-safe dish to heat it with intermittent stirring and checking until thoroughly reheated.

Can I make Salisbury steak ahead of time? Yes! You can make the patties ahead of time and store them in the fridge or freezer until you are ready to cook. Just be sure to thaw them completely before cooking.

French onion soup and salisbury steak on a glass plate with seasoning on a wooden spoon in the corner.

Final Thoughts

Salisbury steak is a tasty and simple meal that will quickly become a family favorite. The addition of French onion soup takes it to the next level, giving it more flavor and richness.

This recipe is easy to make and can be adapted to suit your taste preferences. So, next time you are in need of a delicious and hearty dinner, give this Salisbury steak with French onion soup recipe a try!

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Salisbury Steak Recipe with French Onion Soup

Laura Ascher
You are going to love this delicious Salisbury steak dish made from a blend of ground beef and other ingredients, shaped to resemble a steak and served with a French onion soup gravy!
    5 from 8 votes
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 20 minutes
    Total Time 30 minutes
    Course Main Dishes
    Cuisine American
    Servings 6
    Calories 453 kcal

    Ingredients
      

    • 1 1/2 pounds of ground beef
    • 1/4 of an onion shredded
    • 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs
    • 1 egg beaten
    • 1/4 teaspoon each of salt pepper and ground mustard
    • 1/2 cup of beef broth
    • 1 can of condensed french onion soup 10.5 oz
    • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
    • 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour

    Instructions
     

    • Begin by breaking the ground beef into small pieces in a mixing bowl. This will make it easier to combine with the other ingredients.
    • Then, in the same bowl, add the shredded onion, breadcrumbs, egg, salt, pepper and ground mustard. Mix well until all ingredients are evenly distributed throughout. Do not overmix as this may affect the texture of the steak.
    • Once all the ingredients are well-combined, form four ovals out of the mixture and place them onto a hot skillet with a drizzle of oil.
    • Sear each side for about 3-4 minutes per side or until browned, then remove from heat.
    • Next, pour in your broth and use a spatula to scrape any stuck-on bits from the skillet.
    • Add the remaining ingredients, including French onion soup, Worcestershire sauce, and flour, then stir or whisk until all ingredients are evenly distributed.
    • Finally, carefully place the steaks back into the skillet, cover with aluminum foil and simmer for 10 minutes until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1ozCalories: 453kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 37gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 139mgSodium: 507mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2g
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