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Crockpot Salisbury Steak Recipe

 Super simple dinner idea for those busy days. Try this Crockpot Salisbury Steak Recipe tonight! 

Salisbury steak

This is a delicious comfort staple at my house.  When you think of a warm, filling, homemade dinner, you should think Salisbury steak.  At least, you should today!  That is what I made.  To make it even easier, you can make this meal in the crockpot!  Now I have your attention!

Freezer Meal

I had a feeling this versatile meal would make it into the lineup before long.  It is so simple, and satisfying.  You can make this ahead and freeze.  I love to buy those cheap aluminum pans from the dollar store for that purpose.

 I adore cooking ahead.  It gives such a sense of accomplishment to see all of the meals stacked up in the freezer ready to go.  When you are making a meal for dinner, make twice as much and freeze one.  Then you won’t have to make the mess next time.   That is a great time saver tip.  Cooking ahead makes it easy to feed your family on those busy days without going through a drive through. You can feel like Martha Stewart without spending hours in the kitchen.

You can bake the Salisbury Steak in the oven, or do what I did this evening and throw it in the crockpot.  I just put mine in the crockpot about 3 PM, and took the kids outside to play.    I just mashed some potatoes, and opened a bag of salad and we were ready to eat!

That is my kind of meal.  The kind that requires no attention, has easy cleanup, and everyone licks their plates clean!

What Size Crockpot

I love this recipe because you don’t need a huge crockpot to enjoy it. This can be made in a 4 quart crockpot or larger slow cooker. If you are going to make additional steaks or double the recipe you need a 6 quart crockpot.

Gluten Free

Crockpot Salisbury steak

This recipe is very easy to adapt to a Gluten Free meal! You are going to need to switch out a couple ingredients for gluten free staples.

  • Substitute gluten free bread crumbs or crushed rice Chex for bread crumbs
  • Also use a gluten free gravy mix. This Homemade Gravy Mix Recipe works great!
  • As always, double check your other ingredients to make sure they are gluten free.

Serving Suggestions

This meal is so flexible! It is perfect with these Crockpot Mashed Potatoes. You could also serve it with a Crockpot Baked Potato too! Pick a veggie like these crockpot green beans or just heat up a frozen veggie of your choice!

Crockpot Salisbury Steak

Super simple dinner idea for those busy days. Try this Crockpot Salisbury Steak Recipe tonight!
Print Recipe
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:3 hours
Total Time:3 hours 10 minutes



  • 1 lb. Ground Beef
  • 1/2 cup Bread Crumbs seasoned
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Pepper
  • 1 Egg
  • Small Onion diced; about 1 cup (Optional)
  • 14 oz Beef Broth or half a carton
  • 4 oz Mushrooms Sliced & Drained
  • 2 tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons Water
  • 1 packet Brown Gravy Mix or 1 – Jar/Can Brown Gravy


  • Mix First 5 ingredients together and shape into patties about ¾ inches thick.
  • Cook patties in a skillet turning once until brown.
  • Remove from Skillet and place in crockpot or casserole dish.
  • Add onion mushroom and beef broth; heat to boiling.
  • Mix water and cornstarch together to make a paste.
  • Add to boiling mixture with a wire whisk and whisk until gravy begins to thicken.
  • Add a packet of Mushroom or Brown Gravy Mix and water packet calls for to gravy in skillet. Trust me, you will need the extra gravy (or you can add a jar of premade).
  • I then poured the gravy over the meat patties and cooked on low for atleast 3 hours.
  • You could also bake in oven at 350 for about 30 minutes.
  • Serve with Mashed potatoes.
  • Makes 4 servings…depending how hungry you are you?

Gluten Free

  • Use gluten free gravy and gluten free bread crumbs.
Servings: 4 Servings
Author: Amanda@MomsWithCrockpots.com

Originally published in 2011. Updated in 2019.

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  1. 5 stars
    Yum, yum, yummmm! I made mine in the oven instead of the crockpot. My kids who don’t like mushrooms or onions sopped up every last drop of gravy with their rolls & cleaned their plates!!! Hubby said it is one of the better meals I’ve made. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    This was SOOOOOO Good. My husband said “DAMN” when he tasted it. hahaha…. Thank you so much for a new family favorite!!!

  3. 5 stars
    These are SO good!! I made them last night and this recipe is a definite keeper!
    I used the oven method. My husband doesn’t like mushrooms, but when I tell you he ate this mushrooms and all, THAT is saying something!

    Thank you so much for sharing!

  4. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this delicious recipe!!! My husband went back for thirds and even my 2 year old loved it!!

  5. 5 stars
    We love this recipe!!! A word on being dairy free, though – most commercial bread crumbs contain dairy, as does every gravy packet I’ve seen. Kroger brand jarred gravy (the beef variety, at least) does not. So, make your own crumbs and double check your gravy ingredients if you need to be dairy free.
    We use fresh mushrooms when we can and its FANTASTIC! 🙂

    Thanks again for the recipe!

    1. 5 stars
      My husband was pleasantly surprised and asked me to make sure I keep this recipe to use again and again. He loved it! My girls like it too! Definitely a favorite at our house!

  6. 5 stars
    I made this today, came out so good. Good comfort food. One of the best crockpot recipes I’ve made. I had seconds. delish!

  7. I tried this recipe and my husband and I loved it. I had enough for another meal and just made different veggies and it was a new meal. Thank you. This is a keeper.

  8. OMIT the bread crumbs OR use gluten free oats with the gluten free gravy…then you have a gluten-free recipe!

  9. 5 stars
    Excellent! I added some garlic powder, old bay and worcestershire to meat came out amazing, thank you for the recipe will definitely be making this more im never buying that pre made junk from the store again

  10. 5 stars
    I searched for a recipe using a slow cooker, 90% ground beef & a packet of au jus gravy. Found one rather quickly & started this recipe late in the afternoon (2:30pm) as it was the only site that showed a cooking time of less than 3 1/2 hrs.
    I tweaked a few things: added a splash of merlot, a heaping TBS minced garlic & fresh sliced mushrooms. I reserved 1 cup of au jus gravy that I will use at the end of cooking. Don’t have mashed potatoes so riced cauliflower will have to work.
    Fingers crossed 🙂
    I’m 61, work full time at a VA Medical Ctr and only cook on the weekends. Thankful to have a Hubby that cooks. NEVER EVER have I commented on a cooking site. My kids will think I’m nuts but I just wanted to cook something that reminded me of my childhood in New England. Simpler times are what many of us are looking for.
    Guess I’ve got a good case of COVID-19 CABIN FEVER.
    Thank you,

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