For the Steaks • 1 lb ground beef (453g) • ⅓ cup plain panko breadcrumbs (20g) • 1 large egg • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste • 2 Tablespoons coarse stone ground mustard • 2 Tablespoons worcestershire sauce • 1 Tablespoon light brown sugar firmly packed • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar • 1 teaspoon onion powder • 1 teaspoon garlic powder • 1 teaspoon salt • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

For Cooking • 1 Tablespoon olive oil Gravy • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter • 1 cup finely chopped yellow onion (140g) • 1 ½ cups sliced mushrooms optional (226g) • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour • 2 Tablespoons worcestershire sauce • 1 Tablespoon tomato paste • ½ teaspoon salt • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper • ¼ teaspoon onion powder • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder • 2 cups beef broth see note (473ml)

In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients from the “Steaks” section and use your hands to mix all the ingredients together until well-combined – don’t over-mix or turn the meat into paste.

Form the mixture into four steaks/oblong patties about ½” thick (I often make a small indent in the center to help the centers cook evenly). Set aside.

Add oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once oil is shimmering, sear the steaks in the pan, cooking until well- browned on each side.

Remove to a plate and rest while you prepare the gravy. Reduce pan heat to medium (do not clean it out, immediately start making your gravy).

Add butter to the skillet and scrape the pan as it melts.

Once melted, add onion and cook until softened.

Add mushrooms and cook until golden.

Sprinkle pan with flour and cook.

Add tomato paste, worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder and stir well, cooking at least 1 minute until tomato paste loses its bright red color.

While stirring, slowly drizzle in beef broth until ingredients are combined (make sure to scrape the bottom of the pan!).

Return salisbury steaks to the pan and nestle into the gravy. Allow to cook until steaks are cooked through  (middle/160F) and gravy is thickened.

Serve salisbury steak along side your favorite veggies or mashed potatoes. Enjoy!