French Onion Salisbury Steak
Prepare time: 10 min
Cook: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min

French Onion Salisbury Steak is a delicious take on a classic dinner recipe! This comfort food is so easy to make and has the most amazing savory gravy!


  • 5 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 Medium Yellow Onions, Thinly Sliced
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce Divided
  • 2 ¼ Cups Beef Broth, Divided
  • 1 ½ Pounds Lean Ground Beef
  • ⅓ Cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • Salt & Pepper, To Taste
  • ⅓ Cup Flour
  • 8 Slices Provolone Cheese
  • ½ Cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese


1Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sliced onions, one Tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce, and ¼ cup of the beef broth to the skillet and stir to coat the onions.

2Continue cooking the onions, stirring occasionally for 6-7 minutes until soft and golden.


3Meanwhile, in a large bowl add the ground beef, egg, 1 Tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce, breadcrumbs, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

4Use your hands or a large spoon to gently mix the beef mixture until everything is well combined.


5Form the beef mixture into 5 even balls, then flatten into patties, set aside on a plate or cutting board.


6Once the onions have softened, scoot them to the side and add the patties to the pan.


7Fry the patties for 4 minutes per side, then, remove to a plate.


8Stir the onions around in the pan, then sprinkle the flour over the onions and cook, stirring constantly for one minute.


9Slowly pour the remaining beef broth into the skillet, stirring constantly and scraping any browned bits from the bottom of the pan.


10Reduce the heat to medium-low, and add the patties back to the pan.


11Top each patty evenly with the cheese. Cover the skillet and simmer for 6-8 more minutes until cheese is melted, gravy is thickened, and the meat is cooked through.

NOTE that I recommend using a ground beef with 15 to 20 percent fat content for best flavor, but, very lean beef will work if necessary.

NOTE: Leftovers can be refrigerated and stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Substitutions: If you are sensitive to salt, you may want to use low sodium stock/broth for this recipe. You can use regular or Italian breadcrumbs in place of the panko breadcrumbs. This recipe is great made with mozzarella, white cheddar, or sliced gouda in place of the provolone if desired.