This is my hubby’s fave dish, but I’m often in a crunch and have no time for anything fancy. This recipe is like a cheat code


2 pounds lean ground beef

1/2 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs

1 envelope dry onion soup mix

1/4 cup all-purpose flour, for dredging

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 cans (10.5 ounces each) condensed cream of chicken soup

1 envelope dry au jus mix

3/4 cup water

Pro Tip: Opt for lower-sodium versions of the soup and seasoning packets to control sodium intake. For fans of mushroom gravy, explore variations like our Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy recipe.


Mix and Shape: In a bowl, blend ground beef, breadcrumbs, and onion soup mix. Form into 8 oval patties.

Dredge Patties: Coat each patty in flour, ensuring even coverage.

Brown Patties: Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Brown patties on each side (about 3-4 minutes per side) then transfer to your slow cooker.

Create the Sauce: Combine cream of chicken soup, au jus mix, and water in a bowl. Whisk until smooth. Pour over the patties in the slow cooker.

Slow Cook: Cover and set to cook on low for 4-5 hours until the patties are tender and cooked through.

Serving Suggestion:

Present the Salisbury Steak with its velvety sauce, surrounded by creamy mashed potatoes and your choice of steamed vegetables like green beans or roasted carrots. Don’t forget a slice of crusty bread to soak up the irresistible gravy, making every plate a clean slate.

This Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak recipe is the epitome of comfort cooking, providing a deliciously tender and flavorful meal with minimal preparation and cleanup. It’s the perfect answer to busy weeknights, offering a heartwarming dinner that brings the family together without keeping you tied to the kitchen. Enjoy the simple pleasures of a classic dish that’s both nourishing and gratifying.


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