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Cast Iron Skillet filled with Salisbury steak with onion gravy.

French Onion Soup Salisbury Steak Recipe

Just like the blue plate special this true classic dinner recipe is the best comfort food!
Course Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 378kcal
Author Deb Clark


  • 1.5 pounds lean ground beef 85/15 mixture
  • 10.5 ounce french onion soup do not dilute
  • 2 ounces onion soup mix packet (that's one packet of seasoning)
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 3 tablespoon cream can substitute milk or half and half


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place the ground beef in a large bowl. Sprinkle the onion soup mixture on top and pour over the cream. Combine the mixture using a large fork or your hands, making sure it's completely mixed together.
  • Form the meat mixture into six equal sized oval patties.Dredge both side of the patties in flour.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches to ensure there is enough room in the pan, add the ground beef patties to the hot skillet. Sear for about 3 minutes, flip - sear again on side two.
  • Remove the burgers from the pan and discard any excess fat.
  • Scrap and loosen all the browned bits on the bottom of the pan. Now place all of the browned patties in the skillet. Pour the French Onion Soup over each patty. Place in the oven and bake uncovered for 20 minutes. Serve and enjoy!



  • Use a large spatula, big enough to pick up the entire patty when you're flipping it. That way the meat doesn't fall apart
  • Sear each side well.
  • Don't crowd the pan, sear the meat in batches.
  • Drain excess grease after searing.
  • Using a cast iron skillet to sear the meat eliminates the need to oil the skillet before frying. If not just add a little butter to the pan before frying.
If you love loads of gravy add an extra can or two of French onion soup so you'll have plenty to spoon over potatoes. 
Brown gravy or mushroom gravy would be a great substitution. You can even add canned mushrooms or fresh sliced mushrooms to the gravy. If you use fresh mushrooms, after you sear the beef, sauté them in the pan for a few minutes before combining the ingredients to bake
Cream of mushroom soup would be tasty if you'd prefer to have a white gravy. You may need to thin it with a tablespoon or two of milk prior to pouring over the dish.
This is great with ground turkey, chicken or even cube steak. All are great variations for this meal.


Calories: 378kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 1094mg | Potassium: 606mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 112IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 3mg