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Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak

With only 15 minutes of prep, this Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak with mushroom gravy is an easy dinner any night of the week!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Salisbury Steak with Cream of Mushroom Soup, Slow Cooker Ground Beef recipe, Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 272.6kcal
Author Blair Lonergan


  • 1 lb. ground beef I used 96% lean
  • 1 (1 ounce) packet dry onion soup mix
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs I used Panko breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 (8 ounce) container sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 cans (10.5 ounces EACH) condensed cream of mushroom soup (NOT diluted) (I used Campbell’s Healthy Request)
  • 1 (1 ounce) packet dry au jus gravy mix (such as McCormick brand)
  • ¾ cup water


  • In a large bowl, gently use your hands to mix together ground beef, onion soup mix, breadcrumbs, and milk.
  • Shape meat into 4 patties.
  • Heat about 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook patties for about 3 minutes per side, or just until browned (but not cooked through).
  • Place onions and mushrooms in the bottom of a large slow cooker. Place patties on top.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together condensed soup, dry au jus mix, and water. Pour sauce into the slow cooker.
  • Cook on LOW for 3-4 hours.


To Prepare the Salisbury Steak in the Oven: This dish can be prepared in a casserole dish in the oven, instead of in a slow cooker. Just place the ingredients in the casserole dish, cover, and bake at 325 degrees F for about 1 hour.
Cooking for Just Two? You can cut the Salisbury Steak recipe in half and prepare 2 patties with half as much gravy. Since ground beef is often sold in 1-lb. packages, freeze the remaining ½-lb. of meat and use it for a later meal.
Recipe Variations:
  • While it won't quite taste the same, this recipe will also work with ground chicken or ground turkey.
  • For a fun twist, try shaping the beef mixture into round balls to make Salisbury Steak meatballs! The rest of the cooking instructions remain the same.
What to Serve with Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak:


Serving: 1/4 of the recipe | Calories: 272.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 20.9g | Protein: 28.2g | Fat: 7.6g | Saturated Fat: 1.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.7g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 831.9mg | Potassium: 765.3mg | Fiber: 2.5g | Sugar: 4.7g