Diner-Style Salisbury Steak

This comforting dinner was popular in homes and diners across the country during the '50s and '60s. Our Diner-Style Salisbury Steak is beefy, hearty, and smothered in a flavor-packed mushroom gravy. To serve it the classic way, don't forget the green peas on the side!

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon prepared yellow mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (12-ounce) jar beef gravy
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced

What to Do

  1. Coat a large skillet with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine ground beef, scallions, bread crumbs, egg, mustard, salt, and pepper; mix well. Shape into four 1/2 inch-thick oval patties.
  3. Heat skillet over medium heat; cook patties 5 to 7 minutes per side or until no pink remains.
  4. Add gravy, water, horseradish, and mushrooms and cook 6 to 8 minutes, or until mushrooms are tender, stirring occasionally.


  • Each serving makes a hearty meal, so you can certainly make smaller portions - just form the mixture into six or eight smaller patties.
  • This recipe is inspired by the 1970s TV show, Happy Days. We're sure that "The Fonz," Richie, and the rest of the Cunninghams enjoyed this meal for dinner many times. For more recipes like this, check out our collection of Classic Old-Fashioned Recipes


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