French Onion Salisbury Steak

Wonderfully comforting dish of juicy Salisbury Steaks cooked in homemade French Onion sauce.

Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword beef, french onion, ground beef, Salisbury Steak
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 458 kcal


Salisbury Steak:

  • 1.5 lbs ground beef 85/15 meat to fat ratio
  • 1/2 cup finely diced Vidalia onion
  • 3 garlic cloves crushed and minced
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup plain bread crumbs
  • cracked black pepper
  • salt
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour for coating the steaks
  • 2-3 tbsp canola oil for cooking

French Onion Sauce:

  • 2 large Vidalia onion thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp white granulated sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup red wine
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • salt
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Salisbury Steaks:

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine all ingredients for steaks and mix very well.

  2. Place flour into a wide bowl. Separate ground beef mixture into six even balls and shape them into patties. Lightly coat each patty with flour. Place patties on a sheet of parchment paper.

  3. Preheat a large cooking pan, over medium-high heat, and add oil. Place patties into the skillet and sear for about 3 minutes on each side, until browned on the outside.

  4. Take all patties out of the pan and set aside. Leave all the juices from cooking the meat in the pan.

French Onion Sauce:

  1. Add a little more oil to the pan if needed. Lower the heat to medium-low.

  2. Add sliced onions to the pan and sprinkle with sugar. Saute until onions soften, stirring once in a while.

  3. Once onions begin to soften, add in garlic and saute until fragrant.

  4. Stir in tomato paste until onions are evenly coated. Sprinkle flour over the onions and stir well.

  5. Raise heat to medium. Pour in wine while slowly stirring the onions. Simmer for a minute or so and slowly pour in beef stock, while slowly stirring.

  6. Add salt and thyme and let it cook until sauce thickens.

  7. Add beef patties back into the pan. Coat the patties in sauce and let it cook until the just done on the inside.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
French Onion Salisbury Steak
Amount Per Serving
Calories 458 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 108mg36%
Sodium 343mg15%
Potassium 714mg20%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 332IU7%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 77mg8%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.