Homemade Salisbury Steak for Two

Christina Lane | Dessert for Two

Homemade Salisbury steak for two is the perfect weeknight dinner for two. It's super easy, and there's just one pan to clean!

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I love the comforting dish of homemade Salisbury steak and mashed potatoes.  I crave it every time the weather gets a bit chilly and snow flurries are predicted.  There is no shortage of Salisbury steak recipes out there, but I promise none of them are as good as your Mom’s.  And furthermore, my version is a bit different.

I wanted an easy version of Salisbury steak that I could mix up in less than 15 minutes using as few dishes as possible.  In my dream world, dinner uses only one skillet or sheet pan and one bowl.  Plus, when I fry Salisbury steaks, the grease splatters and I would rather wash extra dishes than clean a stovetop.  You too?

Homemade Salisbury Steak Picture

I sacrificed the typical creamy mashed potatoes that usually accompany Salisbury steak for roasted baby red potatoes, but do not be fooled:  these potatoes are just as decadent.  The juices that drip from the meat while it cooks baste the potatoes.  Heavenly spuds, if you ask me.

This meal came together in 10 minutes for me.  First, I thinly sliced the onions after cutting them from root to tip so I ended up with half-moon shapes.  Place the onions on the bottom of the sheet pan.  Next, slice baby red potatoes that are no bigger than a golf ball.  Add those on top of the onions.  Drizzle the veggies with oil, salt and pepper and toss.  Finally, use a bowl to mix up the meat mixture.  I use my hands for even, fast mixing.  (The longer you mix meat, the tougher it becomes, so mix quickly!).  Set the Salisbury steaks on top of the veggies and roast for 30 minutes.

Homemade Salisbury Steak Image

There you have it! Dinner, done, in just minutes. This recipe easily doubles if you're trying to feed more than two. If you're looking for extra sides to serve, try roasted broccoli or some homemade biscuits

Homemade Salisbury Steak Recipe

    2 Servings


  • 1 small Onion
  • 6-7 small Red Potatoes, golf ball sized
  • 2 tablespoons Canola Oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 8 ounces Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dry Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Thinly slice the onion into half-moon shapes by peeling it, then slicing it once from root to tip. Lay the flat side of the onion down, then slice thinly. Place onions on the bottom of a small sheet pan that has a lip around the edge. Don’t let the oil and meat juices drip off in the oven, it could start a fire: use a rimmed baking sheet! I used a quarter sheet pan.
  3. Next, dice the potatoes into 6 pieces each, and add to the sheet pan. Toss the onions and potatoes with the canola oil and a good pinch of salt and pepper.
  4. Next, in a small bowl, combine the ground beef, Worcestershire, mustard powder, onion powder, garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper. Mix well with your hands, but don’t over mix. Form two oblong shaped patties with the meat. See photos for size comparison.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes, and serve hot.


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Christina Lane

About Christina

Christina grew up in Texas, but now lives in Missouri.You may know her best for her Dessert for Two, but here on Food Fanatic, she’s famous for her fantastic Dinners for Two.