These Salisbury Steak Meatballs are comfort food at it’s finest. Tender, perfectly seasoned meatballs in their own rich gravy, served over fluffy mashed potatoes.
Did you eat Banquet TV dinners growing up? (maybe you still do?) I still buy them. My kids eat them when we’re gone, and my college son takes them to his dorm and stocks the freezer.
The Salisbury Steak ones are everyone’s favorite.
I tried a couple of “from scratch recipes” and the family never really thought they measured up to what they were used to with the TV Dinners. Funny, right? Well, after some tweaking, I finally mastered my Salisbury Steak & Mushrooms recipe.
But then I thought … wouldn’t these be so good done in MEATBALL FORM?? So the next time I made them, I made them into meatballs, and we loved this recipe EVEN MORE. Who doesn’t like meatballs?
All of these meatballs recipes are keepers, for sure. Back to the Salisbury Steak Meatballs that you came here for. Comfort Food with a Capitol “C.” The gravy is amazing and then you serve these meatballs and gravy over fluffy mashed potatoes? This has your next Sunday family dinner written all over it!
I hope that you give these a try, and that you and yours enjoy them every bit as much as we have.
Let’s get cooking!
- 2 pounds Lean Ground Beef
- ⅔ cup Seasoned Breadcrumbs
- 2 teaspoons Ground Mustard
- 2 teaspoons Beef Bouillon Granuals
- 4-5 dashes Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 Tablespoon Ketchup
- Salt And Pepper, to taste
- 1 medium Onion, diced
- 2 - 3 ounce cans sliced mushrooms
- 32 ounces Beef Broth
- 4 dashes Worcestershire
- 1 Tablespoon Ketchup
- 2 teaspoons Kitchen Bouquet
- 3 Tablespoons of Corn Starch dissolved in 3 Tablespoons water
- Salt & Pepper, to taste
- In a bowl combine your ground beef with all of the meat ingredients, and form into balls. Mine were slightly larger than a golf ball. Pour a couple of Tablespoons of oil in a skillet, and add meatballs, brown over medium heat, rotating them often so they don’t burn. Once they are browned evenly, remove them from the pan and set them aside.
- Remove any excess grease from pan. (Don’t wash) Add about 2 Tablespoons of butter, and stir in your sliced onions. Cook for about 5-10 minutes over medium-high heat, onions will become golden brown, tender and fragrant. Add mushrooms. Cook for a couple more minutes. Reduce your heat to medium and add in beef stock, Worcestershire sauce and ketchup. Stir and simmer for about 10 minutes. Add to this your Kitchen Bouquet and corn starch mixture. Stir to combine, gravy will begin to thicken. Salt and pepper, to taste. Return the meatballs to the gravy, turn heat to low and cover the skillet. Cook meatballs in gravy for 20-30 minutes. This will make them tender, take care while stirring to not break them apart.
- Serve with mashed potatoes.
Many people haven’t heard of Kitchen Bouquet. This is what it looks like. Find it by the gravy or by the flavoring packets in the grocery store, or order it on Amazon.