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Old Fashioned 1950s Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak
This slow cooker Salisbury steak is the ultimate comfort food - especially when served with mashed potatoes!
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Vintage slow cooker ground beef recipes are tasty and nostalgic! Make this Old Fashioned 1950s Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak just like Grandma made--except it's in your slow cooker!
This ground beef slow cooker salisbury steak recipe is easy to prepare. And, it only takes 3 hours to cook, so you don't have to plan too far in advance. Serve it up with mashed potatoes and your favorite veggies for a satisfying and comforting meal. This is also one of those slow cooker ground beef recipes that doubles as a great freezer recipe. These delicious patties will freeze and reheat for an equally flavorful second meal.
Your grandmother would be amazed at how easy this dish can be with the help of your slow cooker. It's a classic family dinner.
Preparation Time10 min
Slow Cooker Time LOW3 hr
OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Family Get Together
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The Origin of Salisbury Steak
The Salisbury steak gets its name from its creator, Dr. James Salisbury, a physician during the Civil War. Salisbury believed that food was the key to health and hypothesized that particular foods could be used to cure diseases.
While treating soldiers with intestinal woes during the war, he tested his idea by only feeding chopped meat to the ailing soldiers. Salisbury chose lean beef because he believed it was the easiest food to digest.
In 1888, he published a book of his findings called The Relation of Alimentation and Disease. This book became very popular and ushered in what can be considered the first “fad” diet in American history. He was also one of the first Americans to promote a low-carb diet as a means for weight loss.
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Jan 19, 2018
Yum!! I LOVE mushrooms, but unfortunately I'm the only one in my family who does. Oh well - more for me I guess!
Nov 30, 2017
Yummy. Can I leave the mushrooms out of this dish? I simply cannot have them at all due to an allergy. I like that this recipe calls for brown gravy. I typically add more gravy at the end with a couple more packets just to thicken it up real nice and make it perfect for mashed potatoes. It comes out kind of like a salisbury hotshot.
Dec 01, 2017
Hi SissieSass, yes you can leave out the mushrooms - it will still be good without them! - Natalie, Editor of AllFreeSlowCookerRecipes
Oct 24, 2017
I enjoyed the history lesson. Very interesting. I would make this recipe with fresh mushrooms( just a preference), and leave out the salt. There is plenty of salt in the packaged gravy. A good weeknight meal.
Oct 20, 2017
Yum! This Salisbury steak looks so tender. I also loved reading about the origin of Salisbury steak - so interesting!
Sep 01, 2017
When ever I run across a recipe for Salisbury steak I do not know why but I think about my Grandmother. I guess because when we would visit during the summer for weeks at a time, we could depend on having her delicious Salisbury steak.
Jul 08, 2017
Who needs the frozen dinner Salisbury steak when you can make your own. Makes me want to go out and buy a old fashioned meat grinder. My mother always made her own hamburger meat. Making it on your own you can select the better meat although cooking it for a few hours does tenderize it. Nothing like meat and potatoes with not a lot of work. This recipe works for me. And meanwhile I think I will look around for a meat grinder. LOL. Thanks or the recipe.
Apr 15, 2017
Salisbury Steak is one of my husband's favorite meals. We have it at least once a week. Preparing it this way will take some time away from slaving over a hot stove. Not that I don't LOVE to cook (ha-ha). With hamburger being one of the cheaper meats, this will go in my recipe collection.
Apr 01, 2017
This is a meal my family will love. My husband is seriously a meat and potatoes kind of guy so this will be a winner. Slow cooker recipes are popular at my house because we love having the dinner ready by six o'clock without the dinner time rush. Plus, the meat is always so tender after cooking all day.
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