Here’s how to make an old-school Salisbury steak, just like you remember it (unless you remember it from TV dinners or school cafeteria lunches — in which case this recipe with caramelized onion gravy is way better).
Ever wonder why it's called Salisbury Steak? It was invented by Dr. J. H. Salisbury, who was an early proponent of a low-carbohydrate diet for weight loss; the term "Salisbury steak" has been in use in the U.S. since 1897. Nineteenth Century ideas of low-carb must've been very different from ours today! Salisbury Steak has been a favorite in our house for years. I like to double the recipe and cook it in my electric skillet so we can freeze the leftovers for a quick future meal.
Simple Salisbury Steak - perfect weeknight recipe idea to serve the family. Add in some mashed potatoes and your favorite veggies for the ultimate comfort food. Per comments on recipe, I added an egg to the ground beef mixture. I also caramelized some onions in another pan to add to the gravy. The gravy thickened immediately when I added it to the pan and was very thick. It was very good, and I will definitely make it again. < I'll use gluten free breadcrumbs or gf oatmeal.>