Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak – A Hearty Hug to Fix a Rough Day

This week had it’s share of rainy, gray days. Tuesday, after a crappy drive home in traffic, sitting for most of it in pouring down rain, I walked into a house smelling of tasty goodness. DH had made salisbury steak in the crockpot and was serving it over egg noodles. The hearty, warm meal melted away the ickies and stress from the miserable drive home.

Sadly, since I was sitting in traffic while this delicious dish was being prepared, there are no pictures. I did however find one on Pinterest and it looked similar so I thought it would be fun to share.

Photo credit from Mommy’s Kitchen
PS…I have to know where she got that awesome divided crockpot! Very cool!

2 pounds lean ground beef
1 (1 ounce) envelope dry onion soup mix
1/2 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed cream of chicken soup
1 (1 ounce) packet dry au jus mix
3/4 cup water


1. In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, onion soup mix, bread crumbs, and milk using your hands. Shape into 8 patties.
2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
3. Dredge the patties in flour just to coat, and quickly brown on both sides in the hot skillet.
4. Place browned patties into the slow cooker stacking alternately like a pyramid.
5. In a medium bowl, mix together the cream of chicken soup, au jus mix, and water.
6. Pour over the meat. Cook on the Low setting for 4 or 5 hours, until ground beef is well done.

BIG KUDOS to DH on this one! He did a great job searing the patties before adding them to the crock pot. You could taste the caramelized flavor of the meat even when smothered in the hearty gravy. I will say the dish was a little salty for our tastes. Next time we will be trying it with low sodium soups and possibly a different mixture of seasoning for the meat, rather than the onion soup mixed used in the recipe. Over all though, the meal was delicious and definitely perked up my evening.

What’s your favorite dish to perk yourself up after a gloomy, rainy or particularly gray day?

You can find the recipe DH used here on


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mommy Reporter
    Oct 21, 2011 @ 14:49:13

    Oh my gosh this looks delicious… I think I’m gonna try out your recipe. Wish me luck!!! 😛


  2. BusyWorkingMama
    Oct 22, 2011 @ 06:40:05

    This looks great, Karen! I am always on the lookout for slow cooker recipes. Hope you all have a nice weekend.


  3. Kim
    Oct 22, 2011 @ 11:39:04

    Sounds really good. Never thought about making salisbury steak in the crock pot! They don’t fall apart?


    • KP
      Oct 22, 2011 @ 13:52:04

      No. They didn’t fall apart at all. The consistency of the patties was more firm than a meatloaf with the ingredients it had. Definitely good for the crockpot. Not mushy at all.


  4. jennyatdapperhouse
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 12:01:39

    I copied this down to make this week. I love crock pot meals for the family….and yea, that divided crock pot is very cool…never saw that before! I want one too.
    Stopping by to say HI from BV.

    jenny at dapperhouse


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