Salisbury Steak Meatballs With An Brown Onion Sauce

For the Meatballs:

1 lb Ground Beef

2 Tbsp. Dried Parsley

2 Cloves Garlic, Minced

1 Green Onion, MInced Fine

Salt and Pepper

1 Tsp. Tomato Paste

1/2 c. Flour


For the Brown Onion Sauce:

2 Tbsp. Olive or Vegetable Oil

2 Onions, Sliced 1/4 Inch Thick

1 Tbsp. Sugar

2 c. Beef Broth

Salt and Pepper

3/4 Tsp. Dried Thyme

3 Tbsp. Flour


(1.) In a bowl combine the Ground Beef, Parsley, Garlic, Onion, Salt, Pepper and Tomato Paste. Mix together with your hands until just combined. Using and Ice Cream Scoop, Scoop out some of the mixture and shape in to Meatballs. Place on plate or sheet pan.

(2.) Heat up a large skillet over low heat and add 2 Tbsp of Oil. Roll the Meatballs in the 1/2 c flour and fry on both sides for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove to a plate. Do this until all of the Meatballs are browned but not cooked through. 

(3.) To the skillet add the Onions, Salt, Pepper and the Sugar. Cook until the Onions are tender but not browned. This takes about 10 minutes. Add in the Garlic and Thyme. cook for 2 minutes. Add in the Flour and stir to combine and cook for 2-3 minutes. While stirring pour in the Broth and cook for 3 minutes. Add the Meatballs back in and cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until the Meatballs are cooked through. If you want you can ( at this point) after you have browned the Meatballs and cooked the sauce this far you can just place the Meatballs in a 8×8 in pan cover with the sauce and Bake at 350* for 30 to 35 Minutes.


This Recipe is a different spin on the Salisbury Steak. This is also a Kid Friendly Recipe. Serve Crusty Bread on the side or top with the meatballs and sauce for a different take or with pasta. Whatever your heart desires.

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