Salisbury Steak Meatballs with Mashed Potatoes

I am pretty much on board with any meat/gravy/potato combo, and I liked to sound of these Salisbury steak flavored meatballs. This recipe uses ketchup, mustard and Worcestershire sauce as the main flavorings and I was a little worried it would just taste like a hamburger (would that really be a problem?), but the gravy was a nice brown gravy with good flavor and everything blended well together. These were yummy and I liked the recipe.

I used 90/10 ground beef but you can use whatever your preference is. You do want whole grain mustard for this, as I think the yellow mustard flavor would be too identifiable. I served over mashed potatoes but you could also serve with rice or another grain. The gravy here is a simple pan gravy made with drippings from the meatballs and a roux and beef broth. You can make the meatballs and the gravy in the same skillet and this was overall an easy meal to make. Hope you try it and enjoy it.

Salisbury Steak Meatballs with Mashed Potatoes

Tender meatballs with Salisbury steak flavor served over mashed potatoes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Lunch, Main Course
Servings 4 servings


For the meatballs:

  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup whole grain mustard
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp salt or season salt I used season salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil for frying

For the gravy:

  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • salt and pepper to taste

To serve:

  • mashed potatoes, rice etc


  • Combine all the meatball ingredients other than the oil. Mix well.
  • Heat oil in a skillet and shape the meat into balls. Pan fry until browned on all sides. You don't need to fully cook them as they will cook more in the gravy at the end.
  • Once they are browned, add the diced onion to the pan and brown that a bit as well. Make an empty spot in the center of the pan and add the butter. Once it is melted, add the flour and whisk until combined. Slowly add in the beef broth while whisking to prevent lumps.
  • Once the gravy is whisked together, add the other seasonings. Simmer the meatballs, adding more broth if needed to prevent the gravy burning or getting too thick, until they are cooked all the way through and the gravy is a good consistency. Meanwhile, make your rice or potatoes.
  • When ready to serve, dish up some potatoes, top with meatballs and gravy and sprinkle with dried or fresh parsley.
Keyword Beef, Lunch, Main Dish

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