Easy Family Dinner Instant Pot Salisbury steak. Rich, hearty, and perfect for Keto Diet and a family traditional dinner. The fastest Salisbury steak recipe uses ground beef with rich mushroom flavor. 20 minutes prep time & let the electric pressure cooker do the work for you.
When I hear the name Salisbury Steak it brings back memories of metal TV trays, Metal TV dinners and watching movies with my family on our 3 TV channels. Flavorful tender beef patties in a perfect hearty gravy is a classic family dinner when I was a child.
Salisbury Steak was one of the first TV dinners (now called microwave dinners). Except they were metal and went in the oven. It started the same tradition of making foods that gave mom a break from the kitchen. Now we have slow cookers and Instant Pots that solve the same problem but allow us to serve our families simple whole foods without all the preservatives. A few simple ingredients that you can keep in stock in your kitchen make this go-to family dinner.
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You will love the rich earthy mushrooms and that distinct Salisbury steak flavor and aroma. Maybe this simple weeknight dinner will bring back childhood memories for you. But you will surely want to make new memories for your family without spending hours standing over the stove.
The Instant Pot has changed the modern kitchen for busy working moms. We all want to have healthy dinners for our kids that are not made up of a lot of processed foods. But I know you do not have time after a busy day working to stand in the kitchen for an hour and make all your meals from scratch. The Instant Pot allows you to control all the ingredients that go into your foods, but it does all the work while you spend the evening with the family, not the stove.
Salisbury Steak was one of the first TV dinners (now called microwave dinners). Except they were metal and went in the oven. It started the same tradition of making foods that gave mom a break from the kitchen. Now we have slow cookers and Instant Pots that solve the same problem but allow us to serve our families with simple whole foods without all the preservatives. A few simple ingredients that you can keep in stock in your kitchen make this go-to family dinner.
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Having a taste for my memory of Salisbury Steak and wanting to make it for dinner without standing over the stove, I did a little looking around and found several slow cooker recipes I could adapt. My family loved it and so will yours.
How to make Salisbury Steak in the Slow Cooker
If you want to make this recipe in the slow cooker you can follow the same directions to make the steak patties. Spray the bottom of the slow cooker with spray oil so nothing sticks. Layer one large onion chopped into slices on the bottom of the slow cooker. Set the steak patties on top of the onions. Mix together the 2 cups of water the 2 packages of Brown Gravy mix. Pour this mixture over the steak patties. Put the lid on and cook on high for 5 to 6 hours.
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Classic Beef Patty in a simple brown gravy. Perfect for a quick family dinner. Traditionally served with Mashed Potatoes and peas
- 3 pound of Ground Beef (makes 6-8 Patties)
- 1 tablespoon each of Basil & Oregano
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoon Dried Onion Flakes
- 1 teaspoon Garlic Salt
- 1 tablespoon Ketchup
- 1 tablespoon Mustard (any kind)
- 2 large Onions Chopped
- 10–15 large Mushrooms
- 2 package of Brown Gravy mix
- 2 cups Water
- 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
- First Make your beef patties. Mix ingredients 1-7 and form flat patties.
- Turn the Instant Pot on to saute and add the 2 large onions chopped.
- Add the patties and brown both sides
- Add the mushrooms.
- Mix the gravy mix with 2 cups of Water in a separate bowl, and when mixed add to Instant Pot.
- Set the Instant Pot to Pressure, set the top valve to seal, and set pressure time to 10 minutes. let the Instant Pot release naturally another 10 minutes.
If when the dish is complete the gravy is not thick enough for your family, take 2 TLB of cornstarch and mix with a fork 1/2 cup of cold water. Remove the patties and put on a platter, cover to keep warm. Add the water-cornstarch mixture to the Instant Pot and set on Saute. Stir until it boils and is the thickness you like.
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