Amish Salisbury Steak


First had this version of Salisbury steak at an Amish church in rural Ohio. I will never forget the delicious smell of that church kitchen! After a little questioning, a kind woman gave me the recipe. Great for a plan-ahead meal.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
9 hrs 25 mins


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 cup crushed saltine crackers

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup


  1. Mix ground beef, milk, crackers, onion, salt, and black pepper in a bowl. Shape mixture into a narrow loaf and place onto a baking sheet. Cover and refrigerate, 8 hours to overnight.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cut loaf into 1-inch thick slices and sear in the hot skillet until browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side. The inside will still be pink. Arrange slices in a roasting pan. Spread mushroom soup over steaks.

  4. Bake steaks in the preheated oven until mushroom soup is bubbling and meat is no longer pink inside, about 1 hour. An instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the center of a meat slice should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).


We like to supplement the gravy by adding additional fresh mushrooms and onion slices. You can use French onion soup instead of cream of mushroom but skip the teaspoon of salt.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

334 Calories
18g Fat
22g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 334
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 1220mg 53%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 96mg 7%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 404mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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