Salisbury Steak

Salisbury steak is a dish my mother occasionally made when I was a kid that I came to miss as an adult. If you aren’t familiar with it, it’s a lot like mini meatloaves in gravy, rather than a meatloaf with ketchup on top and it’s a great way to fancy up a ground beef meal. I learned to make it from my mother and luckily she didn’t rely on tricks like using onion soup packets. Instead, she used her meatloaf recipe as the basis for her Salisbury patties. All I had to do was remove the onion and garlic. For the gravy, I had to learn to make my own, as she always used a jarred version. While many people seem to be rather intimidated by gravy-making, it’s really quite simple once you get used to it. Since it does a lot to dress up meat, I highly recommend it to keep the bland food blues away for us FODMAPers. It can be done with either flour or cornstarch, so there are options depending on your FODMAP tolerance.


Salisbury Steak

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • ½ cup crushed crackers or low FODMAP breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2-3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

For gravy:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups Low FODMAP Beef Stock
  • Dash of Worcestershire
  • Salt and pepper

In a medium mixing bowl, combine ingredients for Salisbury steak (except oil), mixing so that all tge ingredients are well distributed through the meat. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Form meat mixture into 4 patties and place in skillet, browning on both sides for 3-5 minutes each. Reduce heat to medium-low.

For gravy, melt butter in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Add cornstarch to butter, mixing into a paste. Whisk in beef stock, being careful to remove lumps. Add Worcestershire, salt and pepper. Pour gravy over patties and cover. Simmer 15 minutes, turning once. Gravy will thicken as it cooks.

Serve with mashed potatoes or egg noodles and a vegetable.

Serves: 4

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins


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