1 pound ground beef
1/3 cup bread crumbs
2 teaspoons ketchup
1 teaspoon mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder optional, use if not doing onion in gravy
1 onion small
1 teaspoon oil
2 cups beef broth
4 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon ketchup
1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms optional
salt and pepper to taste
If you want caramelized onions in your gravy, start by thin slicing a small onion. Cook with 1 teaspoon oil over medium-high heat until nicely brown. About 7-8 minutes. You can cook the optional mushrooms instead or in addition to the onions. Set aside in a bowl.
In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 pound of ground beef with cup of breadcrumbs, 2 teaspoons of ketchup, 1 teaspoon of mustard and Worcestershire sauce, and ½ teaspoon of garlic powder. If not doing the onions, then add ½ teaspoon onion powder.
Divide the hamburger mixture into 3-4 equal portions. A quarter-size indent in the middle of one side to prevent puffing up of the patties and make cooking evener.
Place steak patties in a large frying pan with a teaspoon of oil over medium-high heat. Flip about every 5-6 minutes until an internal temperature of 165°. About 15-20 minutes depending on the thickness, the pan, and your burners.
Whisk 4 tablespoons flour with 1 cup beef broth. Remove the Salisbury steak to a plate and lightly tent. Pour out most of the liquid, leaving about 3-4 tablespoons of liquid. Allow the pan to cool some. Add 1 cup beef broth and bring to a light boil over medium heat.
Slowly add the flour-broth mixture while continuing to whisk. Add 1 teaspoon of ketchup and ½ teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Whisk until nicely thickened, a few minutes. If using the caramelized onions or mushrooms, add them to the gravy and mix well.
Add steak back into the mixture, and simmer for a few minutes until everything is hot.