Healthier Salisbury Steak


When you have a family and know the meals they love, it becomes easy to make a weekly menu. Very helpful during a busy week of activities.  Unfortunately it can tend to get a bit boring at times as well.

Making a brand new recipe for the family though can be risky business! You just don’t know the outcome of the little people in your life ( or the boyfriend or hubby) who will either give it a thumbs up or down. My kids have learned to be a bit more open minded since I love variety and love to try new things every week. They are also pretty honest as is the hubby.

This recipe is one of those instances of treading on new territory! I had never made this before until about a month ago as I was getting bored with our standard meatloaf. I’ve made it a few times now. The typical way with all beef. A half and half version using some beef and some ground turkey and now my healthier version seen here. The family says this last version is the best and I’m happy to say it is using ALL ground turkey!

WIN WIN for all of us!





Some great sides with this: Roasted Butternut Squash & Apple Risotto, Baked Fennel Gratin, Roasted Asparagus wrapped with Prosciutto or Spiced Cabbage & Onions.

Recipe adapted from Food


Healthier Salisbury Steak
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 8
  • Serving size: 1
  • Calories: 260
  • Fat: 13g
  • Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 25g
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
  • 2 teaspoon oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 pounds ground turkey, 93% lean
  • 1/2 cup steel cut oats, quick
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
The Gravy
  • 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons marinara sauce, bolognese sauce or tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup water
  • fresh chopped parsley
  1. Saute onions, mushrooms, minced garlic with oil in a large pan until onion is softened.
  2. Remove from pan and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl mix together turkey, oats, egg whites, garlic powder, salt, pepper, flaxseed, Parmesan and 1/2 cup beef broth. Add a 1/2 cup of the cooked onion to this mixture if you like.
  4. Shape into 8 ovals.
  5. Brown patties in the same pan you used for the onions until browned on both sides.
  6. Return onions and mushrooms to the pan with the patties. Keep the heat on low while you prepare the sauce in a small bowl.
  7. Mix together the rest of the broth, tomato paste or sauce, vinegar, water, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, garlic powder and flour in a small bowl.
  8. Pour this mixture into the pan with patties, onion and mushrooms. Cover and cook on low for 15-20 minutes.
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: 7*

Serve with Homemade healthy Garlic Mashed Potatoes with a sneaky hidden veggie!






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  1. Thanks, that looks great, gotta love those healthy comfort foods. I am so in a rut with ground beef/turkey, will definitely give this a try.

  2. Made this tonite w/ground beef (hubby refuses to eat gr turkey) and it was delicious !! Thanks!!

  3. Shannon says:

    Just wondering if it’s regular steel cut oats or quick?

  4. Melissa says:

    Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU! i have seen pleanty of websites but not much caterd to what i was looking for or had the right feeling to them sonce i have found you website i have been having much more of a fun time in the kitchen. This recipe abuve is my plan for dinner tomorow. Salisbury Steak is one of my favoritest dishes and your recipe has made it 100% more do able and way more pleassurable. Keep up the good work and keep in mind its all 500% appriciated. even my son has been cooking more w/ me seen as ive been wanting to cook more sugar free recipes. TY….
    a happily cooking mommy

  5. this looks so yummy and salisbury steak is one of my favorites! too bad I can’t make gravy to save my life. LOL! I’m looking for crock pot/freezer recipes, can you convert this? (and tell me how please)

  6. Can I use regular oats?

  7. I made a few changes to the gravy and it was delicious. I added about 1/2 cup of white wine to the mushrooms when cooking them and didn’t add viniegar, mustard or tomato sauce. Instead I added about 1/2 cup of diced tomatoes from the garden. Oh and I didn’t have any worcestershire sauce either. Hubby loved it!!

  8. This sounds delish!!!! I am not familiar with steel cut oats. What is this? Can I just use the Quaker Quick Oats instead?

  9. Made this for dinner tonight it was a big hit:0) The only this I would do different is less tomato past and maybe add more beef broth. I made mashed cauliflower and some green beans. I will do this recipe again real soon, thanks for posting it.

  10. Mmmmmmm so Good! My 3 Years old daughter whom does not eat meat loved it. Thank you so much


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