Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak Recipe

Salisbury Steak is the perfect easy meal to throw into your crockpot! Beef patties and mushrooms are smothered in a flavorful and comforting brown gravy. Serve over a pile of mashed potatoes for an added bit of comfort!

Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak

If you have memories of the Salisbury Steak recipe from school lunches as a kid, I am begging you to make this recipe so the beefy, mushroom-y, comforting meal can redeem itself. Your slow cooker will transform beef patties into tender, juicy pieces of meat that are swimming in a brown, delicious gravy. I’ve added an abundance of mushrooms to this recipe because, well, MUSHROOMS! I can never get enough. This is the perfect easy dinner to prepare for your family any night of the week. For an added touch of comfort, serve Salisbury Steak over a pile of creamy mashed potatoes.

What meat do you use for Salisbury Steak?

Typically ground beef is used to make Salisbury Steak, but any type of ground meat can be used as a replacement (especially if you are hoping to make the recipe leaner). Mixed into the meat is an assortment of other ingredients, such as cracker or bread crumbs, seasonings and sometimes onions or peppers.

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Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak

What is the difference between a Salisbury steak and a hamburger steak?

Hamburger steak is typically mixed with seasonings (such as salt and pepper) while Salisbury steak contains additional ingredients (such as ketchup, egg, cracker crumbs or breadcrumbs). Hamburger steak is served in a bun and Salisbury steak goes bun-less.

What do I serve with Salisbury Steak?

I recommend serving Salisbury Steak over top a starchy food, such as pasta, mashed potatoes or rice.

What other meals can I make in a slow cooker?

I’m all about quick and easy meals that will make your life easier and allow more time for the important things like spending quality time with your family. Here are a few other crockpot meals to add to your life:

Crockpot Mac and Cheese
Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie
Sweet and Tangy Crockpot Chicken
Creamy Tortellini Soup
The Best Chili

Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak

I would love it if you left a comment letting me know how this Salisbury Steak turned out for you! Are there changes that you made to the recipe? Did you serve it over noodles instead of potatoes? Did you decrease the amount of mushrooms the recipe calls for (please tell me you didn’t! Ha!)?

I’m off to enjoy these leftovers for a comforting lunch! Enjoy the rest of your week, friends. Thank you so much for being here!

Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak
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Yield: 8

Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak

prep time: 20 minscook time: 6 hourtotal time: 6 hours and 20 mins

Salisbury Steak is the perfect easy meal to throw into your crockpot! Beef patties and mushrooms are smothered in a flavorful and comforting brown gravy. Serve over a pile of mashed potatoes for an added bit of comfort!


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 4 cloves garlic, quartered
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 fresh artichokes, tops removed (~1 1/2 inches), leaves trimmed and all but 1 inch trimmed from stem
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter, for dipping
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 1/2-2 pound beef round steak, cut into 2-inch strips (cut against the grain)
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Two 8-oz. packages sliced mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Sliced green onions, for topping (optional)
  • 1 cup crushed Ritz crackers (~1 sleeve)
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • Two 8-oz. containers sliced mushrooms
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1-oz. package dry brown gravy mix
  • 14.5-oz. can beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons water (optional)


  1. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, cracker crumbs, ketchup, egg, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix well using your hands. Divide into eight equal parts and form patties with your hands.
  2. Add onion, garlic and mushrooms and reduce heat to medium. Cook until veggies are soft and fragrant, 3-4 minutes. Add the flour and whisk until mixed together. Add beef broth, Worcestershire, salt, pepper and sour cream. Simmer until mixture is thick, about 5 minutes (simmer longer, if needed).
  3. Add the steak back to the pan and cook until completely heated through. Serve immediately over cooked noodles and top with sliced green onions (if desired).
  4. Coat a skillet with cooking spray and set heat to medium-high. Add the beef patties in two batches and cook for 1.5 minutes per side, or until lightly seared. Re-apply cooking spray to pan as needed.
  5. Add the mushrooms and onions to the bottom of a large slow cooker. Place the seared beef patties in a single layer on top and sprinkle the gravy mix over tops of the patties. Pour the beef broth over the top and flip the patties over. Cover crockpot and cook on low heat for 5-6 hours. To thicken the sauce, mix the cornstarch together with the water and add to the crockpot; stir. Let cook for 30 additional minutes. Serve over mashed potatoes or rice!
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