Salisbury Steaks with French Onion Gravy

Total Time:
50 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
35 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • EVOO for liberal drizzling
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 large onions, sliced
  • Salt and coarse black pepper
  • Ground thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 pieces stale white bread, crust trimmed
  • Milk or half-n-half
  • About 1 2/3 pounds ground sirloin
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons grated onion
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • Watercress, for garnish, optional
Directions
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Place a drizzle of EVOO in a skillet over medium heat and melt the butter into the oil. Add the onions, season with salt and pepper, a little ground thyme and add the bay. Caramelize the onions until very soft and sweet and light golden in color, 20 to 25 minutes.

Meanwhile, soak the bread in milk or half-n-half. Place the meat in a bowl and add the egg. Squeeze out the bread and crumble into crumbs as you add to the bowl. Add the Worcestershire and grated onion to the beef. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and combine. Form into 4 (1-inch thick) oval loaves. Heat a drizzle of EVOO in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the loaves and cook until cooked through, about 15 minutes, turning occasionally. Transfer the meat to a plate.

Sprinkle the flour over the caramelized onions, stir 1 minute. Deglaze the pan you cooked the meat in with the wine and pour into the onions. Add the beef stock and thicken a moment. Serve the gravy over the Salisbury steaks. Garnish with a little watercress, if desired.


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Wow! This is a keeper. My son and husband loved it - and I did too. The only suggestion I have is - make more gravy! Not more of the onions - but add more broth, etc so you have more gravy. This recipe has a rich flavor. The ingredients really come together to make this dish special. I'm going to make it again soon. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious. As with many of Rachael's dishes, it took me long to prep than the recipe said. Definitely cook the flour in the onions for two minutes. This beats my mother's old recipe (which used canned onion soup) by miles, The recipe doesn't specify this unless you click through on the red link but when carmalizing onions, you have to do it on low heat and stir often. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fantastic! Loved everything about this. I believe some of the complainers didn't cook the flour enough. Although it's recommended to cook the flour with the onions for 1 minute, 2 minutes is better because then you're certain that the raw flour taste is gone. You rock Rachael! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very nice. I haven't had homemade (not the TV frozen stuff) salisbury steak since the 70s. I needed to use up thawed hamburger, and I had mushrooms one step from penicillin! So...I had a wonderful mushroom onion gravy that made everyone very happy. Thanks. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fantastic! Thank you, Rachael, for another outstanding meal. My family loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This might be one of the worst recipes I have ever made. This is not Salisbury steak. It's more of a meatloaf than anything else. The french onion gravy was absolutely disgusting and way too rich. I will never make this recipe again. Not sure what Rachel Ray was thinking but this was REALLY bad. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The salisbury steaks were moist and flavorful. The French onion gravy is the best gravy I've ever had. It was well worth the time and effort to make this dish. My family ate it all. There were no leftovers tonight! Although, I did make a lot of extra gravy (we're a gravy kind of family and I added more flour to the onions and 4 cups beef stock instead of 1. The onions in the gravy were perfectly carmelized and really knocked it out of the ball park. Definitely worth it!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best gravy we have tasted in a while. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We LOVED this! I used 2/3 ground beef & 1/3 ground pork, just for the fun of it. I removed the steaks, deglazed the pan with Red Moscato wine, poured the already made gravy into it and returned the steaks to the same pan. I t was awesome!! Thanks Rachel! We also made the "Gruyere Smashed Potatoes" to go with the steaks. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very enjoyable. Quick, easy, not an overwhelming amount of ingredients, inexpensive to make if you keep basics around the house. Also, easy to modify if you're missing an ingredient or two. The 1st time I made it, I didn't have any wine or worcestershire handy so I skipped the wine and added about a tablespoon of soy sauce to the beef instead of worcestershire. I also added finely minced bell pepper to my ground beef. Love the flavor it gives. Best as written but still delicious if you need to sub. Everyone loves it either way. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is such a good recipe! My boyfriend went for seconds and made me keep the leftovers all for him. The gravy has a nice bite from the wine (I used Cupcake Sauvignon Blanc. I ended up forming the ground beef into a "meatloaf" and baked it instead of cooking the separate steaks. I also made the gruyere smashed potatoes which were excellent with this! Will def make this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was some thing different to do with our hamburger for my family, and I will be making this again! I didn't follow the recipe exactly, I added different seasons to my meat such as garlic salt, did not use wine but instead used more broth and I had added milk and butter to my gravy. Taste test and adjust it to your likes and you will enjoy this meal!! : item not reviewed by moderator and published
easy to make and tasty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This salisbury steak is just like the one my mom used to make. brings Back some wonderful memories. I don't like the taste of the wine in the gravy so I just increase the beef broth, I think it makes it taste that much richer. Thanks Rachael for this one as Mom is in Heaven now and this dinner made it almost seem like she was at the table. Almost felt like she was in the kitchen helping to make it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this was delicious and we have given receipe tp many friends this was delicious and we have given receipe to many friends. hope to find more like this one. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe everyone enjoyed. Easy with simple ingredients. Gravy was perfect! I had to stop my husband from going for seconds... reminded him what a nice lunch he'll have next day! I added garlic to the gravy, we love garlic, but it would still be good without. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and quick to make and very good! my family loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
tasty easy to make and feeds the crew you will look like chef its a winner at my house the salisbury steak has a great flavor the gravy is good great middle of the week dish did the recipe as is. turned out great family wants it again no better judge then when they want it again soon thanks rachael you saved hamburger night again item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is super easy and the gravy is fantastic. I make the gravy to use with other recipes. We just love it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent! The gravy has a wonderful flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this the other night. I, nor the rest of the family liked it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
easy and delicious - even kids helped! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious!! Big hit at my dinner table! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great dinner! Mine took longer than 15 min to cook, probably they were too thick. Also, I forgot to buy wine so I just increased the beef broth and added some butter at the end. So good! Bonus - these make great next day sandwiches on a roll with some melted cheese. Very delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The meat has really nice flavor, the gravy was OK..The adults loved the dish, but the teenagers didn't like it at all. item not reviewed by moderator and published
What a great dish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
As other reviewers stated, this is a family pleaser. Dad and teenage boys agreed this MUST go on our "regular rotation" of meals. The grated onion in the patty is one of the keys! Made the gravy and steaks exactly as called for in the recipe and they turned out fantastic. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this in a deconstructed fashion, skipped the bread and egg and browned the meat as you would for a meat sauce. I then combined it with the onion gravy and served over egg noodles. It was great ! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is GREAT! I added some sliced baby bellas to the onions for a bit of extra goodness. My husband proclaimed "this one is a keeper" so I know it will be one of my go to dishes. Thanks, as always, Rachel :D item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was awesome! Even had young kids tell me what a good cook I was. Thanks Rachel item not reviewed by moderator and published
The gravy was good, but the meat was uck! Too moist, and no flavor. I'll stick to my regular Salisbury Steak recipe. :-( What a waste of ground sirloin. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The best gravy I've ever tasted. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was Delicious, My mailman told me that his wife made it and when I got home that day what do you know Rachael was on with the recipe. I made it a few days later and my Husband who doesn't like meatloaf or Salisbury steak loved it and my Daughter who doesn't like onions raved about the gravy, I had skillfully left her portion of onion chunks out of her gravy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent flavor. My mother used to add Worcestershire sauce to ground meat and now I see why. Even my hubby noticed the wow factor it added to the meat. Steaks were just moist enough with the addition of the milk-soaked bread slices (I used french bread with crust removed. Smashed potatoes with Gruyere and Dijon were Fab and went so well with the meat. FYI: I added 1/2 cup of sour cream to the gravy to round out the flavor and it worked beautifully. Be sure to taste test as you cook to avoid comments at the table that the meal was not seasoned enough. Especially salt. Taste, taste, taste is my rule. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was delish. Thank you Rachael Ray, another great dish item not reviewed by moderator and published
As a whole flavor profile, the "salisbury steaks' worked with the french onion gravy. Overall, hubby said everything needed more salt, including the mashed gruyere cheese potatoes from this same episode. But all in all, I'd make it again with more seasoning. I did add milk to my gravy even after the white wine and beef stock, just to give it more body and creaminess. It was better that way. The mini meatloaves were good as well. Our cheese never got all long and string like hers on tv, so that was a big bust. In fact my cheese left little lumps like it didn't melt all the way. Anyway, the concept and flavors worked. From start to finish, I spent 2 hr 5 minutes cooking then cleaning. No way is this even close to a 30 minute meal for real ppl. Only if you have food network fairies doing all your work for you is that possible. item not reviewed by moderator and published
O.K. so where is the gravey and samashed potato reciepe? item not reviewed by moderator and published
well my husband became unemployed and we moved back to Virginia from florida and for the first time in our lives found the need for food assistance from the local food bank at salvation army/ We were sitting there waiting to be called while watching a secment of Rachel Ray's show on salisbury steak and smashed potatoes(mind you...we were very hungry) We could not wait to be able to buy the ingredients.Luckily, later that day we unpacked a few items I purchased from florida at walmart that I forgot to return, so off to the store for refund and grocery shopping...The meal was absolutly delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! I made the recipe as is and my hubby and I both loved it. My 20 month old even ate some. I think the watercress is a must with the meat & sauce - really balances the taste with the bitterness of the watercress. I also made this with the Gruyere and Dijon Mustard Mashed Potatoes, which were also wonderful. We will definitely make this one again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not really crazy about it. The meat was way too moist and fell apart and there was way to much of it. I cut into 8 smaller ones after I put them in the an and they started to fall apart I should of cut back on the worchestshire sauce since I'm not a fan, but I wanted to make the recipe true to the recipe. So I didn't really like the taste. I loved the gravy though I may make that again on its own to use if I make hamburgers or something with that flavoring. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oh my goodness...a wonderful family dinner! I seasoned with a little extra Lawry's Seasoned Salt and Lawry's Seasoned Pepper and then followed the recipe as written. The mashed potatoes with Gruyere and Dijon she made to go with this on her show were outstanding, too, but I did add salt and white pepper.Thirty minutes (?, I gave it a try by putting all the ingredients out on the counter first, but only a marathoner could do this without help in thirty minutes. The dinner was well worth the time even with the three messy pots, large mixing bowl and colander that were left in the sink to clean later. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this recipe was just OK... i didnt love it and wont make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved this recipe! Easy and flavorful. I used mushrooms in my gravy rather than the onions and everyone kept pouring it on their mashed potatoes! I would make this for company its that special. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was VERY delicious! I had a picky eater at my house and they LOVED this dish! It was easy to prepare and used limited ingredients and sometimes less is best and tastier! I admit I didnt' use the thyme because I didn't have it in my spice rack, but it was delicious without it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious. Four patties for 1 2/3 lb of ground beef is just ridiculous, though. I made it into six patties instead, which is a much more manageable serving size. The only complaint is that I need to add mushrooms next time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty dinner! I made the recipe as is, except for substituting fresh thyme for the dried, since I have thyme growing in a pot outside my kitchen. The meat was very tender and moist, and the onion gravy was a wonderful topping for the meat and the potatoes. This recipe is a definite keeper, but I still can't make Rachel's recipes in 30 minutes! I am a slow cook ........... item not reviewed by moderator and published
So good! I made the gravy with 6 onions and made it very thick. Tons of leftovers that I promptly added more stock and wine to to make an awesome soup for tomorrow! Thanks for another awesome recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG!! The flavor...so yummy! My husband and I kept saying "ummmm" while we were eating. We had the potatoes you paired with it also...and green beans, great flavor combinations! The gravy? I could just eat that by itself.: item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious!! Even the kids liked it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this tonight and my family just loved it .but i left out the mushrooms nobody in my family will eat them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG! This was beyond my wildest dreams good. Only one thing double the gravy if you are like my family who likes gravy on the taters and meat. Thanks for a great dinner! Its great comfort food. item not reviewed by moderator and published
First things first: how's come Rach has a GREEN cast iron skillet? I've not seen one for sale in her product line in the green 12" size; hmph! Anyways, the Salisbury Steaks were delish! I subbed cream sherry in place of the white wine and a lot of fresh thyme for the dry and it was bangin'! I was back home, after school at the kitchen table all over again. Thanks Rachael for this one. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is fantastic. The only change I made was to use meatloaf mix instead of just ground sirloin. The gravy was wonderful. I will definitely make this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tried this for dinner tonight, and although the onions ended up on the toastier end of caramelized it was still good. I deglazed the pan with beef broth since I didn't have white wine on hand. I would make this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ok I saw this yesterday and decided to make it for dinner. I did not have the time to print out the recipe so I did it from what I saw so I forgot the Worcestershire sauce and the bay leaf but other then that my husband could not stop eating he loved it that much. I also did the potatoes along with this as shown on the show. What a hit next time I will add the rest of the ingredients and I am sure it will be even better. I love Rachael Ray, and thanks for another great meal. Debbie item not reviewed by moderator and published
So why are you so cheap with the stars? You liked it. Your family liked it, and you've admitted to using less-than-great ingredients. item not reviewed by moderator and published
There is never a time when it is ok to be rude. I have no problem with the fact that this is not a recipe you enjoyed. I do have a problem with rude. Constructive criticism is not only appreciated by the author but also by the reader of your review. Please take a moment in the future and write a review as if it is a review of your work and effort. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent advice. Let's not be hurtful to the author of the recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
She or he is probably just a bad cook! Some people cannot even boil water and then blame the author of the recipe. Pretty funny not too many people shared the opinion - which was non-existent. I mean was there too many onions. Your meat was probably dry and overcooked and you probably didn't cook out your flour. Try again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Maybe it's the way you made it. Did you follow the instructions exactly? I did and it came out great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had the exact opposite review of this recipe. Wow... it was bad. Glad you enjoyed it, though. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Once was enough. I've flagged your comment. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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