Delicious Salisbury Steak Recipe for Family Dinner

Welcome to my kitchen, where I will be sharing my delightful recipe for Salisbury Steak With Mushroom-Wine Sauce with you. If you are looking for a hearty and satisfying meal that is perfect for any occasion, then look no further. This recipe will simply tantalize your taste buds and leave you wanting more.

Salisbury steak has been a staple American dish for many years, and it’s not hard to see why. The combination of ground beef, seasoning salt, and black pepper creates a flavorful and juicy patty that deserves its place at any dinner table. And when paired with a savory mushroom-wine sauce, this classic dish reaches new heights of deliciousness.

What sets this recipe apart is the addition of sweet vermouth and button mushrooms, which give the dish a depth of flavor that is simply irresistible. It’s the perfect dish to share with friends and family, or to simply savor on one of those cozy nights in.

So join me in my kitchen as we whip up the best Salisbury steak recipe yet. Whether you are a seasoned cook or just starting out on your culinary journey, this recipe is easy to follow and guaranteed to impress. Let’s get started!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Salisbury Steak With Mushroom-Wine Sauce
Salisbury Steak With Mushroom-Wine Sauce

If you’re looking for a hearty and savory dinner that’s easy to make, look no further than this Salisbury steak with mushroom-wine sauce recipe. It’s a classic dish with a twist, and every bite is packed with flavor and satisfaction.

What makes this recipe so great? First of all, the combination of ground beef and savory mushrooms is pure magic. The mushrooms give the dish an earthy depth that perfectly complements the rich, meaty flavor of the steak.

But it’s not just about the ingredients – it’s also about the sauce. The mushroom-wine sauce is simply divine. It’s rich and velvety, with a touch of sweetness from the sweet vermouth and a bit of tang from the Worcestershire sauce. It’s the perfect finishing touch to an already delicious dish.

And here’s another reason why you’ll love this recipe: it’s versatile. You can serve it over mashed potatoes for a classic comfort food dinner, or pair it with some roasted vegetables for a more elegant take on the dish. And if you’re feeling really adventurous, try using the steak and mushroom sauce in place of hamburger patties for a truly epic burger.

Trust me – once you try this Salisbury steak with mushroom-wine sauce recipe, it will become a staple in your cooking repertoire. So gather your ingredients and get ready to impress yourself (and anyone lucky enough to be dining with you).

Ingredient List

 A hearty meal for a cozy night in
A hearty meal for a cozy night in

Salisbury Steak with Mushroom-Wine Sauce Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground sirloin
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 teaspoon garlic powder, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • Black pepper, to taste (divided)
  • ½ cup button mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 cup sweet vermouth
  • 1/4 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • Savory Mushroom Wine Sauce Recipe ingredients:
    • ½ cup button mushrooms
    • 2 tablespoon butter
    • 1 tsp garlic powder
    • Black pepper, to taste
    • 4 tsp sweet vermouth
    • Add beef broth as needed

Shopping List:

  • Lean ground sirloin (1 pound)
  • Button mushrooms (1/2 cup)
  • Garlic powder
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Sweet vermouth (preferred) or dry vermouth
  • Beef broth (low sodium if possible)
  • Red wine (preferably robust-flavored)

The Recipe How-To

 Perfect comfort food for a chilly autumn evening
Perfect comfort food for a chilly autumn evening

Preparing the Salisbury Steak

To make Salisbury Steak with Mushroom-Wine Sauce, we begin with preparing the steak. In a large mixing bowl, combine one pound of lean ground sirloin, four teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce, two tablespoons of seasoning salt, a teaspoon of black pepper, and a quarter teaspoon of garlic salt. Once mixed thoroughly divide the mixture into four equal portions before shaping them into oblong patties.

Cooking the Steaks

Next, it is time to cook the steaks. First, melt two tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the beef patties and cook for about 3-4 minutes per side or until each side is browned and has developed light crust. Cook longer if you prefer your steak well-done.

Preparing the Mushroom Wine Sauce

In the same skillet that was used to cook the steaks, melt another tablespoon of butter over medium heat. Add sliced button mushrooms to it, cooking for about 5 minutes or until they have turned lightly brown. Add a teaspoon of garlic powder and stir.

Then add ½ cup of sweet vermouth wine to deglaze the pan and scrape off any brown bits sticking to the pan’s bottom – these bits will add delightful flavors to our sauce. Pour in ¼ cup of beef broth and bring it to boil. Let it simmer for about 2-3 minutes before reducing heat and letting it simmer for an additional minute.

Serving the Dish

Once ready, spoon some mushroom wine sauce over each steak before serving alongside mashed potatoes or other delicious sides such as roasted vegetables or salad! Enjoy your homemade Salisbury Steak with Mushroom-Wine Sauce!

Substitutions and Variations

 A delicious twist on classic steak and gravy
A delicious twist on classic steak and gravy

There are a few different ways you can tweak the recipe to suit your tastes or dietary restrictions:

– Vegetarian Salisbury Steak: For a vegetarian version of this dish, swap out the ground beef with a plant-based meat alternative such as Impossible Meat or Beyond Meat. You can still use the same seasonings and mushroom-wine sauce recipe.

– Gluten-Free: If you need to avoid gluten, substitute regular flour for a gluten-free flour in the sauce recipe. You can also use gluten-free breadcrumbs when making the steak patties.

– Wine Substitution: If you don’t have red wine on hand or prefer not to use it, you can substitute it with sweet vermouth or another type of fortified wine. This will give your sauce a similar depth of flavor without being too overpowering.

– Mushroom Variations: While this recipe calls for button mushrooms, you can also use cremini mushrooms or portobello mushrooms for a different texture and taste. You can also add other types of vegetables like onions or bell peppers to the mushroom-wine sauce for added flavor and color.

– Leaner Meat: While ground sirloin is already a leaner cut of beef, you can further reduce the fat content by using ground turkey or chicken instead. However, keep in mind that these meats may affect the overall taste and texture of the dish.

Serving and Pairing

 Meat and mushrooms make the perfect pair
Meat and mushrooms make the perfect pair

Although Salisbury steak is a dish that can stand strong on its own, adding the mushroom-wine sauce really elevates it to a whole new level. When it comes to serving this savory meal, there are many options to choose from.

One classic pairing for Salisbury steak is with creamy mashed potatoes. The smooth texture of the mashed potatoes contrasts nicely with the hearty steak and savory mushroom-wine sauce. Additionally, a healthy serving of green vegetables, such as steamed broccoli or roasted Brussels sprouts, would add balance to the meal.

If you’re looking for something a little richer to bring out the flavors of the dish, consider pairing it with sweet vermouth. The herbal sweetness of this fortified wine will complement the savory notes of the mushroom sauce and bring out the juicy flavors of the sirloin patty.

For red wine lovers, a bold Cabernet Sauvignon or fruity Merlot would make for great pairings. These wines have enough tannins and acidity to cut through the richness of the gravy while enhancing the peppery flavor of the patty.

No matter what pairing you choose, make sure that it complements and enhances rather than overpowers the flavors in this classic Salisbury Steak with Mushroom-Wine Sauce recipe. With this in mind, you can create a perfect meal that will be sure to impress your guests at any dinner party or special occasion.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A recipe that will satisfy any meat-lover's cravings
A recipe that will satisfy any meat-lover’s cravings

Salisbury Steak With Mushroom-Wine Sauce is a hearty and flavorful meal that can be easily made ahead of time. Preparing the dish in advance allows the flavors to meld together, resulting in a more developed taste.

To make-ahead, simply cook the Salisbury steak as per the recipe and let it cool completely. Transfer it to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to two days. Separately, store the mushroom-wine sauce in another airtight container for up to two days. When ready to serve, reheat both the steak and sauce separately in a pan over medium heat until heated through.

For longer-term storage, you can freeze both the salisbury steak and mushroom-wine sauce for later use. It’s best to freeze them separately so that they can be reheated independently at a later date. To freeze, let the cooked steak and/or sauce cool completely before transferring to freezer-safe containers or sealable bags. The steak can be stored for up to three months in a freezer while the sauce can last for up to six months.

When it comes time to enjoy again, thaw out both components separately overnight in the fridge before reheating by following the instructions above.

Pro tip: When reheating Salisbury steak, it’s important not to overcook it so that it stays juicy and tender. Reheat gently until heated through but still moist on the inside.

By employing these make-ahead, storage and reheating techniques, you will have delicious Salisbury Steak With Mushroom-Wine Sauce ready to be enjoyed whenever the craving strikes you!

Tips for Perfect Results

 A classic dish with a gourmet touch
A classic dish with a gourmet touch

When it comes to cooking perfect Salisbury steak with mushroom-wine sauce there are just a few things that you need to keep in mind. Here are some tips to make sure every aspect of the dish is prepared to perfection.

First and foremost, make sure to use lean ground sirloin for your Salisbury steak. Using fattier beef may result in an unpleasant texture or greasy taste.

Additionally, be sure not to overwork the meat when forming the patties. Overworking the meat can result in a tough texture and prevent the patties from holding together properly.

Another tip is to make sure that your ingredients are fresh and high-quality. The better quality the meat and mushrooms you use, the more flavorful your finished dish will be.

When cooking the mushrooms for the wine sauce, do not overcrowd them in the pan. Doing so will cause them to sweat and release their moisture, preventing them from browning properly.

Be sure to season each component of the dish well with salt and pepper throughout the cooking process. This ensures that all layers of flavor are developed and that your final dish is balanced.

It’s also important to give your wine sauce enough time to reduce and thicken up. This helps intensify its flavor and helps it stick better to the Salisbury steak patties.

Finally, be sure to let your Salisbury steaks rest for a few minutes after cooking before serving. This allows the juices within the meat to redistribute themselves throughout so that when you cut into each patty, they’re tender, juicy, and full of flavor.

By following these simple tips, you’ll be able to create a delicious Salisbury Steak with Mushroom-Wine Sauce recipe every time.


As I have shared this delightful recipe with you, it is quite common to have multiple questions running in your mind. Therefore, in this section, I will address some frequently asked questions on this delicious Salisbury Steak with Mushroom-Wine Sauce recipe. By the end, you will be confident in your ability to pull off this savory mushroom and wine sauce dish every time you want to impress your dinner guests or treat yourself to a tasty comfort meal. Let’s dive into the FAQ section!

What is mushroom steak sauce made of?

Picture yourself standing in the kitchen, preparing a delectable sauce to complement your perfectly cooked steak. The first step is to sauté an abundance of freshly sliced mushrooms in butter until they are a beautiful golden color. After that, I like to add some garlic for a little extra punch of flavor, and use flour to thicken the sauce to the perfect consistency. To add even more depth to the sauce, I recommend stirring in some rich beef broth, and a dash of Worcestershire sauce. Finally, don’t forget to add those irresistible pan drippings from the steak you just cooked!

What wine goes best with Salisbury steak?

When it comes to pairing wine with Salisbury Steak, medium-bodied red wines are a great choice. Some examples of these wines include Malbec, Shiraz, Pinotage, and Cabernet Sauvignon. However, if you’re having Salisbury Steak with a mushroom gravy, Pinot Noir is the way to go. This type of wine will complement the dish perfectly and enhance the overall dining experience.

What’s the difference between Salisbury steak and Hamburg steak?

When comparing a Salisbury steak to a hamburger steak, it’s important to note that there may be some minor differences in the ingredients used. For instance, a Salisbury steak typically includes more fillers such as breadcrumbs, sauces, onions, and an egg, while a hamburger steak generally only contains salt and pepper. However, the exact recipe used can vary greatly, and in some cases, there may not be any discernible difference between the two types of steak.

What kind of gravy is on banquet Salisbury steak?

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Bottom Line

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In conclusion, this Salisbury steak with mushroom-wine sauce recipe is the ultimate solution to your beef cravings. It’s packed with irresistible flavors that will leave your taste buds begging for more. The sweet vermouth and red wine give it a tangy twist that perfectly complements the savory mushroom and steak flavors.

I highly recommend trying out this recipe as it’s easy to make and doesn’t require many ingredients. Plus, you can make substitutions and variations to cater to your personal preferences. Serve it over mashed potatoes, rice or even pasta, the options are endless!

Don’t settle for bland beef recipes when you can have the best Salisbury steak mushroom-wine sauce recipe that will blow your mind away! So go on and add it to your shopping list and get ready for an unforgettable dining experience. Trust me; You won’t regret it!

Salisbury Steak With Mushroom-Wine Sauce

Salisbury Steak With Mushroom-Wine Sauce Recipe

This recipe is from my "Irish Cooking" cookbook.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Calories 337.5 kcal


  • 1 lb lean ground sirloin
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt or 3/4 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 (8 ounce) package sliced button mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons sweet vermouth, wine or 2 tablespoons ruby port
  • 1 (12 ounce) jar beef gravy


  • Heat large heavy nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 3 minutes or until hot. Combine ground sirloin, garlic salt, and pepper; mix well. Shape mixture into four 1/4-inch-thick patties.
  • Place patties in skillet as they are formed; cook 3 minutes per side or until browned. Transfer to plate. Pour off drippings.
  • Melt butter in skillet; add mushrooms. Cook and stir 2 minutes. Add wine; cook 1 minute. Add gravy; mix well.
  • Return patties to skillet; simmer uncovered over medium heat 2 minutes for medium or until desired doneness. turning meat and stirring sauce.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 266gCalories: 337.5kcalCarbohydrates: 6.2gProtein: 28.1gFat: 22.4gSaturated Fat: 10.5gCholesterol: 71.1mgSodium: 579.2mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1.2g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Brunch, Easy, Inexpensive, Meat, Stove Top, Vegetable
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