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White plate filled with noodles, gravy, and beef steak on a blue checkered cloth napkin.

Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak

Craving comfort food? Try my recipe for slow cooker Salisbury steak for dinner tonight! This easy dinner recipe takes 15 minutes to prep and 4 hour to cook in the slow cooker. Loaded with fresh onions and mushrooms, a homemade gravy, that flavors and tops the hamburger steak. This is soon to be a new family favorite dinner recipe.
Course Main Course, Slow Cooker
Cuisine American
Diet Low Lactose
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 227kcal
Author Katie


  • Slow Cooker


  • 1 cup Sliced Baby Portabello Mushrooms
  • 1 Onion thinly sliced
  • 1-⅓ lbs. Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 tablespoon Montreal Steak Seasoning
  • 3 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce divided
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Onion Flakes
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Parsley
  • ½ cup Breadcrumbs Plain or Italian
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 tablespoon Cornstarch divided
  • 2 cups Beef Broth
  • teaspoon Black Pepper


  • Spray a large 6-quart oval slow cooker with cooking spray. Then add the sliced mushrooms and onions to the bottom.
  • Next, prepare the ground beef mixture. Combine the ground beef, steak seasoning, 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce, dried onion flakes, parsley, breadcrumbs and egg together. Mix well.
  • Divide the mixture into 4-6 patties. Form each patty into an oval shape, pressing thin, and then place in the slow cooker (make sure you spread evenly in the slow cooker and do not stack).
  • Mix together the 2 cups of beef broth, 2-tablespoons Worchestire sauce, 2 tablespoons cornstarch, and black pepper. Whisk until smooth then pour on top of beef patties. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook for 4 hours on high.
  • *Half way through the cooking process flip the patties over and mix the gravy. If you are not home to do this, do not worry. The recipe will still come out great. I just like to keep the steaks moist with the gravy.
  • Once the Salisbury steak is done cooking, remove the steaks from the slow cooker.
  • In a small bowl add one-tablespoon cornstarch with 2 tablespoons water. Stir the cornstarch water mixture into the gravy in the slow cooker. Mix until thickened. Place the steaks back in the slow cooker. Enjoy.



  • Onions - If you like the taste of onions, you can omit the dried onion flakes for minced fresh onions. A little goes a long way, so you won't need much.
  • Crisp Edges - If you prefer crispy seared edges of the steak. Feel free to sear the ground beef patties in a pan for a few minutes before putting the meat in the slow cooker.
  • Stacking - If your slow cooker is smaller, and you need to stack the beef patties I would use a layer of onions and mushrooms in between to prevent the meat from sticking.
  • Gravy - Omit the extra tablespoon of cornstarch and water if your gravy is already at your desired thickness. I like a thick gravy so I always add in the extra.
  • Dietary Substitutions - Here are a few of my tips and tricks for making Salisbury Steak gluten and/or dairy free.
    • Gluten Free - Use a gluten free bread crumb to make this recipe gluten free. Also make sure you read your label on the Worcestershire sauce. Some contain gluten. If this is the case, find a brand that does not contain gluten. This also goes for the beef broth. Some brands are naturally gluten free where others are not.
    • Dairy Free - Do not use Italian style bread crumbs if trying to make Salisbury steak dairy free. Use plain bread crumbs to the meat mixture and you will be good to go!


Serving: 100g | Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 527mg | Potassium: 586mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 4mg