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Instant Pot Salisbury Steak Recipe

Instant Pot salisbury steak is so moist and flavorful! Serve it over mashed potatoes or noodles with a mushroom gravy on top for the ultimate comfort food.

instant pot salisbury steak

Have you tried Instant Pot salisbury steak yet?! It comes out moist and flavorful with a rich gravy. It will definitely become your new family favorite dinner. One more of our easy Instant Pot recipes that are quick, easy, and cheap too. (originally published 9/19, affiliate links present)

Why is salisbury steak called salisbury?

  • Salisbury steak is basically a fancy hamburger.

It’s said to be named after James Henry Salisbury, a doctor known for his comments on diets and nutrition.

Let’s start with a few basic tips:

For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have and use for all recipe creations.

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Whatever you call it, it’s just so YUMMY!

Talk about pure comfort food. I’m thinking if you’re around my age you had it growing up. Either your grandparents or parents made this as often as they did meatloaf in your house.

Smothered with rich gravy it’s packed with flavor, and you can choose which side is your favorite. Rice or pasta are typically our choices.

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Instant Pot salisbury steak

  1. Ground beef
  2. Bread crumbs
  3. Egg
  4. Onion and mushrooms
  5. Beef broth

Some like to add some red wine too, or instead of the broth for more flavor.

  1. Corn starch to thicken gravy
  2. Worcestershire sauce
  3. Olive oil
  4. Salt and pepper to taste

If you have your own favorite meatloaf recipe you can refer to that to make your patties.

mushroom gravy

What is the difference between salisbury steak and hamburger steak?

A hamburger will be plain ground beef with only salt & pepper. A Salisbury steak might include minced onion or green pepper and more seasonings. It’s typically served on its own or on top of mashed potatoes vs. on bread or a roll. 

  • You can really call it whatever you want but this is the traditional definition.

Another difference to me is that it’s kinda’ fall apart tender which I love, and SMOTHERED with a flavorful mushroom filled sauce.

Hamburgers will typically stay together in 1 piece so you can throw it on a bun but these may fall apart. AND that is great!! We’re not going for looks here, pure comfort food is what we’re going for. 😉

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What type of meat is salisbury steak?

No, it’s not actually a steak. It is made of hamburger meat with seasonings.

I typically make a version of my own meatloaf recipe and then take it to another level from there in my pressure cooker.

  • Yes you can make this in your Crockpot Express or Ninja Foodi pot as well. They are all very similar and the instructions below will be easy to follow no matter what model you have.
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Instant Pot salisbury steak recipe

  • Add some olive oil and your prepared patties to your pressure cooker on saute.
  • Brown the patties and then remove from pot
    • Deglaze your pot to remove brown bits from bottom now to avoid burn notice.
    • Use a bit of your broth to do this.
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Put mushrooms, onions and seasonings into your pot. Cook until onions soften and then turn pot off. Add rest of broth now. Stir.

  • Place patties back into pot carefully and set to high pressure.
  • When done pressure cooking do a quick release and put patties on plates.
  • Set pot to saute again and whisk cornstarch and cold water together until smooth, add to pot to thicken gravy.

Pour this over your patties and serve with Instant Pot mashed potatoes or egg noodles.

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What goes good with salisbury steak?

Sprinkle 1/2 cup of fried onions on top, or top with caramelized onions. Those bring this over the top!

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When you’re done enjoying this, try steak in an Instant Pot! That too comes out juicy and instead of a trivet we use potatoes to keep it off of the bottom. Everyone fights over those because they’re so good!!

Salisbury Steak in Instant Pot

Time needed: 15 minutes.

Instant Pot Salisbury Steak

  1. Prepare

    Combine the ground beef with the garlic salt, black pepper, breadcrumbs and egg. Mix until everything is throughly combined.
    Divide into 4 even sized portions then shape into 4 patties.

  2. Brown

    Set the pressure cooker to saute, add the oil, then place the patties inside. Sauté for 5 minutes. Carefully flip over and sauté for about another 5 minutes so outsides are no longer pink.

    Carefully remove the patties and set aside. Add a bit of your broth and deglaze your pot now.
     
    Add the onion and sauté until it begins to soften, about 4 minutes making sure to stir often. Next add the mushroom slices and also sprinkle in a pinch of salt and black pepper.

    Sauté for 4 minutes while stirring often. Turn pot off.

  3. Add ingredients

    Then pour in remaining broth and the Worcestershire sauce and give the ingredients a good stir. At this time taste the broth mixture and if needed add salt to taste.

    Place the patties back into the pot, careful as to not break them. Then put the lid on the pressure cooker, set to high pressure for 15 minutes. Once cooking time is finished do a quick release

  4. Thicken gravy

    Carefully remove the hamburger patties and set aside. Mix the cornstarch with the water until you have a smooth mixture. Turn pressure cooker to saute.

    Pour in the cornstarch mix and stir until well combined. Simmer until the broth has a gravy consistency, then cancel sauté function.

    Serve meat on top of mashed potatoes or butter noodles with a drizzle of the gravy inside your pot.

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Instant Pot Salisbury Steak

Instant Pot salisbury steak is so moist and flavorful! Serve it over mashed potatoes or noodles with a mushroom gravy on top for the ultimate comfort food.
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American, german
Keyword frozen ground beef, gravy, instant pot, pressure cooker, salisbury steak
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 433kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine the ground beef with the garlic salt, black pepper, breadcrumbs and egg. Mix until everything is throughly combined. Divide into 4 even sized portions thenshape into 4 patties
  • Set the pressure cooker to saute, add the oil, then place the patties inside. Sauté for 5 minutes. Carefully flip over and sauté for about another 5 minutes so outsides are no longer pink. Carefully remove the patties and set aside. Add a bit of your broth and deglaze your pot now.
  • Add the onion and sauté until it begins to soften, about 4 minutes making sure to stir often. Next add the mushroom slices and also sprinkle in a pinch of salt and black pepper, sauté for 4 minutes while stirring often.
  • Turn pot off. Then pour in remaining broth and the Worcestershire sauce and give the ingredients a good stir. At this time taste the broth mixture and if needed add salt to taste.
  • Place the patties back into the pot, careful as to not break them. Then put the lid on the pressure cooker, set to high pressure for 15 minutes. Once cooking time is finished do a quick release
  • Carefully remove the patties and set aside. Mix the cornstarch with the water until you have a smooth mixture. Turn pressure cooker to saute, then pour in the cornstarch mix and stir until well combined. Simmer until the broth has a gravy consistency, then cancel sauté function.
  • Serve meat on top of mashed potatoes or butter noodles with a drizzle of the gravy inside your pot.

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Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Salisbury Steak
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 433 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 122mg41%
Sodium 1272mg55%
Potassium 627mg18%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 79IU2%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Traci G

Sunday 31st of January 2021

Can you make the patties ahead of time and freeze?

LeAnn

Tuesday 31st of December 2019

The recipe was good and delicious gravy! I added some xanthan gum to the cornstarch mixture because it still wasn't quite thick enough- That made it perfect.

The Typical Mom

Tuesday 31st of December 2019

Yay glad it was a hit!

Rita

Tuesday 17th of September 2019

Easy to make. Great dinner. Will make again

The Typical Mom

Wednesday 18th of September 2019

Glad you loved it!

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