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Salisbury Steak Casserole/Pot Pie

We take the elements of the Salisbury Steak Dinner you always enjoyed and combine them into your choice of a casserole or pot pie.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 8


Salisbury Gravy:

  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 onion
  • 4 oz canned mushrooms
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1 qt beef stock
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup ground mustard
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 cup water

Casserole Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs ground beef or venison
  • 1-2 cups peas frozen
  • 1-2 cups carrots chopped partially cooked
  • 4 cups mashed potatoes prepared

Pie Crust Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup plus 2 tbsp shortening
  • 4-5 tbsp cold water


Salisbury Gravy:

  • Pour cooking oil into the bottom of a large pot on medium heat
  • Cut onion into large chunks and add to pan
  • Sauté onions until they are soft and begin to caramelize
  • Add garlic and mushrooms to the pan. Continue to sauté 1-2 minutes
  • Pour in quart of beef stock. Add ketchup, ground mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and dried thyme. Whisk to combine and increase heat.
  • Bring mixture to a boil.
  • Add cornstarch to water and stir to combine. Add to boiling mixture and stir until thickened.
  • Turn off heat and set to the side.

Salisbury Casserole:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Brown ground meat on stove top. Place in the bottom of a 9x13 glass baking dish.
  • Pour gravy over meat until it is covered. Approximately half to three quarters of the prepared gravy.
  • Add carrots and peas on top of the meat and gravy mixture.
  • Spread mashed potatoes over the top of the mixture.
  • Optional: sprinkle dried thyme over the mashed potatoes
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes

Food Processor Pie Crust:

  • Measure 4 tablespoons water into a measuring cup and set aside.
  • Place shortening, flour, and salt in food processor.
  • Cover and process using quick pulses until mixture is crumbly.
  • With food processor running, pour water in all at once through feed tube until dough leaves the side of the bowl. (It will not form a ball. Just combined enough to come away from the sides.
  • Remove from food processor and shape into two equal balls. Then shape into flattened rounds.
  • Place one round on lightly floured service, flatten with a rolling pin. Roll into 9X13 rectangle and transfer to baking dish.
  • Place second round on lightly floured service, flatten with a rolling pin and cut into strips for lattice top.

Salisbury Pot Pie:

  • Preheat oven to 425°F
  • Prepare gravy.
  • Brown ground meat. Add to gravy and stir to combine.
  • Add peas and carrots to mixture and stir to combine.
  • Fold in mashed potatoes. Set filling to the side.
  • Cover bottom of 9X13 glass baking dish with prepared pie crust.
  • Spread prepared filling evenly over pie crust.
  • Roll second pie crust out and cut into strips.
  • Place strips over top of mixture in a lattice pattern.
  •  Bake 20-30 minutes, until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbling.
Keyword beef, casserole, dinner, main course, pot pie, venison