Salisbury Steak

A favorite from Peggy’s Restaurant. This recipe is a little different from what we did at the cafe, but not very. We didn’t use spicy mustard in our Salisbury steak at Peggy’s Restaurant, but it adds a little zing that works well at home.

Salisbury Steak
Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 4 to 5 servings
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  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 tsp. onion salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tsp. spicy mustard
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  1. Add onion to a pan and cook in oil for about 2 minutes until onions are translucent.
  2. Remove half of the onions into a large bowl (to make room for your beef).
  3. Mix the ground beef, onion salt, and pepper.
  4. Make patties and roll them in flour.
  5. Place your patties in a pan and brown both sides (you don't have to cook them through and through. They'll finished cooking in the gravy you'll make next).
  6. Remove the patties, put them on a plate, and set aside.
  7. Reduce the pan to low heat, and add butter.
  8. Once your butter has melted, whisk in the 3 tbsp. flour, beef stock, water, spicy mustard, and Worcestershire sauce until smooth.
  9. Increase the heat to medium.
  10. Stir the ingredients, add in the onions you set aside earlier, then add the steaks into the gravy (along with any juices that pooled on the plate).
  11. Cook for 5-10 minutes, or until your gravy thickens and steaks are cooked through.
  12. If your gravy thickens too fast, just add more water.
  13. When your gravy is just about the right thickness, remove the steaks and put them back onto a plate.
  14. Taste your gravy, salt and pepper to taste (when it's perfect, you'll know).
  15. Now just serve up your Salisbury steaks, topped with your delicious gravy!



Peggy Chaney was best known as cook and co-owner of Peggy's Restaurant in Kings Mountain, North Carolina (which she and her sister, Loretta, ran for over two decades). You can find her pages on Google+, Twitter and Facebook. One of eleven siblings, she was the daughter of a Baptist preacher, and was well remembered for her kind spirit and regard for others. Her genuine warmth and grace is sorely missed.
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