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Salisbury steak with onion gravy mashed potatoes string beans and Hawaiian rolls

Salisbury Steak with Onion Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, String Beans, and Hawaiian Rolls Recipe

Are you looking for a classic, hearty meal that’s easy to make and sure to please the whole family? Look no further than Salisbury steak with onion gravy, mashed potatoes, string beans, and Hawaiian rolls! In this article, we’ll walk you through step-by-step instructions for making this delicious and satisfying meal.


To make Salisbury steak with onion gravy, mashed potatoes, string beans, and Hawaiian rolls, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound fresh string beans, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Hawaiian rolls

Preparing the Meat Patties

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, breadcrumbs, milk, egg, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Use your hands to mix everything together thoroughly.
  2. Divide the mixture into four equal portions, and shape each portion into a thick, oval-shaped patty.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the patties to the skillet, and cook for 5-7 minutes on each side, or until they are browned and cooked through.

Making the Onion Gravy

  1. Remove the cooked patties from the skillet, and set them aside on a plate.
  2. Add the chopped onion to the skillet, and cook over medium heat until it is softened and lightly browned, about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add the minced garlic to the skillet, and cook for another 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Sprinkle the flour over the onion and garlic, and stir to combine.
  5. Slowly pour the beef broth into the skillet, stirring constantly to prevent lumps from forming.
  6. Add the butter to the skillet, and stir until it is melted and fully incorporated into the gravy.
  7. Allow the gravy to simmer for 5-10 minutes, or until it has thickened to your desired consistency.
  8. Stir in the sour cream until it is fully blended into the gravy.
  9. Return the cooked meat patties to the skillet, and spoon the onion gravy over them.

Preparing the Mashed Potatoes

  1. While the meat patties are cooking, peel and chop the potatoes.
  2. Place the chopped potatoes in a large pot, and cover them with water.
  3. Bring the water to a boil, and cook the potatoes for 15-20 minutes, or until they are tender when pierced with a fork.
  4. Drain the water from the pot, and add the milk, butter, salt, and pepper.
  1. Use a potato masher or a fork to mash the potatoes until they are smooth and creamy. Add more milk or butter as needed to achieve the desired consistency.

Cooking the String Beans

  1. Rinse the string beans under cold running water, and trim off the stems.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the string beans to the skillet, and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until they are bright green and tender-crisp.
  4. Season the string beans with salt and pepper to taste.

Serving the Meal

  1. Arrange the cooked meat patties on a serving platter, and spoon the onion gravy over them.
  2. Serve the mashed potatoes and string beans alongside the meat patties.
  3. Serve Hawaiian rolls on the side.

Tips and Tricks

  • For a more savory flavor, try adding a pinch of dried thyme or rosemary to the meat mixture before shaping it into patties.
  • To make the onion gravy more flavorful, try adding a splash of red wine or balsamic vinegar.
  • To save time, you can use frozen string beans instead of fresh. Simply cook them according to the package instructions before seasoning them with salt and pepper.

Variations on the Recipe

  • Instead of ground beef, you can use ground turkey or chicken to make the meat patties.
  • For a healthier option, try using sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes in the mashed potatoes.
  • You can also experiment with different seasonings and spices in the meat mixture, such as cumin, chili powder, or paprika.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can I use canned string beans instead of fresh?

While canned string beans can be used, they tend to be softer and less crisp than fresh string beans. If you use canned string beans, be sure to drain them well and cook them for a shorter time to prevent them from becoming mushy.

  1. Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

Yes! You can make the meat patties and onion gravy ahead of time and store them in the fridge for up to 2 days. When you’re ready to serve, simply reheat them in the skillet over medium heat until they are heated through. You can also prepare the mashed potatoes and string beans ahead of time and reheat them in the microwave or on the stove.

  1. Can I freeze the leftovers?

Yes! You can freeze any leftover meat patties, onion gravy, mashed potatoes, or string beans in airtight containers for up to 3 months. To reheat, simply thaw in the fridge overnight and reheat in the microwave or on the stove.

  1. Can I use a different type of roll instead of Hawaiian rolls?

Yes! Any type of roll or bread can be used to accompany this meal.

  1. Can I make this recipe without the onion gravy?

Yes! If you prefer not to use the onion gravy, you can simply serve the meat patties with ketchup, mustard, or any other condiment of your choice.


Salisbury steak with onion gravy, mashed potatoes, string beans, and Hawaiian rolls is a classic and delicious meal that’s sure to please even the pickiest eaters. With just a few simple ingredients and some easy-to-follow instructions, you can whip up this hearty and satisfying meal in no time. So why not give it a try tonight? Your taste buds will thank you!

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Laura J. Boss

Meet Laura J. Boss, a passionate blogger and cooking enthusiast who loves to experiment with different recipes and cuisines from around the world. Born and raised in a small town, I grew up watching my mother cook and developed a keen interest in the art of cooking from an early age.After completing my education, I decided to pursue my passion for cooking and started my own food blog. My blog features a wide range of recipes, from traditional family favorites to fusion dishes that I have created myself. My blog has gained a huge following, with many of my readers trying out my recipes and sharing their own cooking experiences.When I am not cooking up a storm in the kitchen, I enjoy traveling and exploring new cultures. I believe that food is an important part of every culture, and love to learn about new ingredients and cooking techniques from around the world.Through my blog, I aim to inspire and encourage others to cook and experiment with different flavors and ingredients. I believe that cooking is not just about making delicious meals, but also about sharing love and creating memories with family and friends.Whether you are a beginner or an experienced cook, my blog has something for everyone. So why not give my recipes a try and discover the joy of cooking for yourself?