German-Style Salisbury Steaks

German-style salisbury steaks are prepared separately, and then simmered in a homemade gravy with caraway seeds. Serve with a side of fried potatoes, to make it a truly German-inspired meal.

Photo by Debbie C.
German-style salisbury steak is flavorful.

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

40

minutes

SERVINGS

5

servings

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

40

minutes

SERVINGS

5

servings

Ingredients

  • 4

    strips thick-slice bacon

  • 1 1/4

    pound ground beef

  • 1/4

    cup minced onion

  • 1/4

    cup fresh parsley, chopped

  • 1

    teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/2

    teaspoon black pepper

  • SAUCE:

  • 2

    medium onions, sliced

  • 1

    (8-ounce) package button mushrooms, sliced

  • 2

    tablespoons flour

  • 1

    (12-ounce) bottle dark beer

  • 1/2

    cup beef broth

  • 2

    teaspoons sugar

  • 2

    teaspoons tomato paste

  • 1/2

    teaspoon minced fresh garlic

  • 1/2

    teaspoon caraway seeds

  • 1/2

    teaspoon kosher salt

Directions

Cook bacon in a pan until crisp, transfer to a paper-lined plate and reserve drippings. Crumble bacon and reserve. Combine ground beef, minced onion, parsley, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Shape mixture into 4 3/4 inch patties. Brown patties in 1 tablespoon bacon drippings in the same pan over medium-high heat about 4 minutes per side. Remove patties from pan. For the gravy, add sliced onions and mushrooms to the pan and saute until the onions are tender about 8 minutes. Stir in the flour and cook 1 minute. Off heat, stir in beer, broth, sugar, tomato paste, garlic, caraway seeds and 1/2 teaspoon salt Return to the medium-low heat and bring liquid to a boil about 1 minute and simmer until cooked through. Return the patties to the pan, cover and simmer about 10 minutes. Serve steaks topped with gravy.

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