Salisbury Steak Sandwich

Not just a tv dinner anymore! Salisbury steak and mushroom gravy are fantastic on a sandwich. Add a slice of cheese if you want to treat yo self!
4 sandwiches
schedule 10 minutes
schedule 30 minutes
schedule 40 minutes


Salisbury Steak
  • 1 lb ground beef (80/20 or 85/15 - either is fine)
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 12 cup bread crumbs
Mushroom Gravy
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter
  • 8 ounces sliced button mushrooms (about 10 or 12 mushrooms)
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 3 cups beef broth (low sodium is best)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 sandwich rolls

Check below recipe directions
for additional notes.


 Mix ground beef, ketchup, hoisin sauce, beaten egg and bread crumbs in a large bowl. Works best when you use your hands. Try not to over mix. When all ingredients seem incorporated, form your patties. I find this easiest to do with a parchment lined sheet pan. 

Place beef patties covered with plastic wrap into the fridge while you make your sauce. 

Add butter to a pan on medium heat. When butter has melted, add your diced onion and sliced mushrooms. Cook mushrooms and onion for around 10 minutes until the mushrooms start to get soft. 

Add the two tablespoons of flour and stir in with the mushrooms and onion. When you can no longer see white flour (2 to 3 minutes) you can add the ketchup, hoisin sauce and beef broth. 

Raise the heat on the pan to high until the sauce starts to simmer. At that point turn the heat back down to medium heat and simmer for 10 minutes until the sauce is thick. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper if you think it needs some. 

At this point if you have a second pan, you can go ahead and start cooking the beef. If you do not have another pan, pour your sauce into a bowl and put it aside until the beef is done. 

Add your beef patties to a pan over medium high heat. Cook each patty 3 minutes per side.

Once your patties are cooked, add your sauce back to the pan with the patties until the sauce is warm. 

Add one patty and a bit of sauce to a toasted bun and enjoy. 


I doubt the people who invented salisbury steak way back in the day used hoisin sauce, but it really works here. Super savory and you could probably replace the ketchup with it too, but then it would probably become a different dish altogether.

Have you made this recipe? Tag @beerinator and let him know!



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