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Salisbury Steak Meatballs (Instant Pot, Stove, Slow Cooker)

by Olivia
Salisbury Steak Meatballs

Salisbury Steak Meatballs – Get ready to savor a delectable dish that combines the hearty goodness of meatballs with the earthy richness of mushrooms. Our Savory Mushroom Meatballs are a culinary masterpiece that pairs tender, juicy meatballs with a luscious mushroom sauce. Elevate your dining experience with this comforting and flavorful recipe that’s perfect for any occasion.

Why You Should Try It:

These meatballs are a blend of lean ground beef and turkey, creating a balance of flavors that’s both indulgent and health-conscious. The addition of finely chopped mushrooms enhances the umami profile, while the carefully crafted sauce adds depth and complexity to each bite. If you’re looking for a wholesome yet irresistible meal, these mushroom meatballs are a must-try.


Opt for whole wheat breadcrumbs for an added fiber boost.
Craving a different protein? Try ground chicken instead of turkey for a unique twist.
Enhance the richness by using a mix of different mushroom varieties in the sauce.

Salisbury Steak Meatballs

Salisbury Steak Meatballs

Why You’ll Love This:


Prepare to be captivated by the harmonious blend of flavors in these mushroom meatballs. The tender meatballs infused with the essence of mushrooms, complemented by the velvety sauce, create a symphony of tastes that will satisfy your cravings and leave you yearning for more.

What to Serve With This Recipe:


These meatballs are the perfect companion to a bed of fluffy mashed potatoes or a hearty serving of whole wheat pasta. The rich sauce coats each meatball in savory goodness, making every bite a delectable experience.


Frequently Asked Questions:

 Can I use a different type of mushroom?

Absolutely! Experiment with different mushrooms like cremini or shiitake for varying flavors.

 Is there a gluten-free option for breadcrumbs?

Certainly! Opt for gluten-free breadcrumbs to cater to dietary needs.

Can I freeze the leftovers?

Yes, these meatballs freeze well! Ensure they’re properly sealed to maintain freshness.



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Salisbury Steak Meatballs

Salisbury Steak Meatballs (Instant Pot, Stove, Slow Cooker)

  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x



2 tsp olive oil, divided
1/2 cup minced onions
1/2 lb 93% lean ground beef
1/2 lb 93% lean ground turkey
1/3 cup whole wheat seasoned breadcrumbs
1 large egg, beaten
2 tbsp tomato paste, divided
Kosher salt, to taste
Pinch of black pepper
1 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 tsp red wine vinegar
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce, to taste
1/4 tsp mustard powder
5 oz sliced mushrooms
1 1/4 cup reduced sodium beef broth
Chopped parsley for garnish, optional


Begin by finely chopping 1 oz of the mushrooms into small pieces. Set them aside.
Heat a skillet (or Instant Pot) on sauté mode over medium heat and add 1 tsp oil. Sauté onions until golden brown (about 4 to 5 minutes). Divide onions in half.
In a large bowl, combine half of the sautéed onions with ground beef, ground turkey, chopped mushrooms, breadcrumbs, beaten egg, 1 tbsp tomato paste, 1/4 cup beef broth, 3/4 tsp salt, and black pepper.
In a separate small bowl, mix flour and 1 cup broth until smooth. Add remaining onions, 1 tbsp tomato paste, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard powder.
Gently shape the mixture into 20 small meatballs.

Stove Top Method:

Heat a deep skillet over medium heat. Add the remaining teaspoon of oil and brown the meatballs in batches for about 2 minutes on each side. Add mushrooms, 1/8 tsp salt, and black pepper. Pour sauce over the meatballs, cover, and cook on low heat for 25 minutes. Garnish with parsley.

Slow Cooker Method:

Sauté meatballs in a skillet with the remaining teaspoon of oil. Transfer to the slow cooker with mushrooms, salt, and pepper. Pour the sauce over. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours, until tender.

Instant Pot Method:

Heat the Instant Pot on sauté mode, add the remaining teaspoon of oil, and brown the meatballs in batches for about 2 minutes on each side. Add mushrooms, 1/8 tsp salt, and black pepper. Pour sauce over the meatballs, cover, and cook on high pressure for 10 minutes. Quick or natural release. Garnish with parsley.
Nutrition (per serving of 5 meatballs):


Calories: 271 kcal
Carbohydrates: 12 g
Protein: 28 g
Fat: 12 g
Saturated Fat: 6 g
Cholesterol: 124 mg
Sodium: 741 mg
Fiber: 2 g
Sugar: 3 g

  • Author: Olivia
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes

Keywords: Salisbury Steak Meatballs


Embrace the savory allure of our Mushroom Meatballs—a dish that marries succulent meat with earthy mushrooms to create a culinary masterpiece that your taste buds will thank you for. Dive into a world of flavor and comfort today!

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