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The ultimate comfort food: Salisbury Steak Meatballs that are made in a slow cooker, smothered in a delicious beef gravy and perfectly served on Idaho Spuds VeggieMash .

Meatballs and gravy with mashed potatoes…… it’s the classic dish and the perfect meal to give you the right amount protein, carbs and more importantly, pure satisfaction!

Getting a family to eat more vegetables can be challenging.  Some of the most common excuses are that we never have enough time to prepare them, or that we don’t know how to work with veggies to create a delicious meal that the whole family can actually enjoy. In this post, I want to show the surprisingly simple way to get your family eat more vegetables with Idaho Spuds.

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salisbury steak meatballs with mushroom gravyI cook this Salisbury meatball steak in crock-pot on high heat. Using simple seasoning, this dish will absolutely please the crowd. I used Panko breadcrumbs and 93% lean ground beef, with meatballs that I browned in a skillet before adding into the slow cooker.

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Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak Meatballs
Author: Rika Livingston
  • 1 pound ground beef (93% lean)
  • 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/8 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon steak seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 pound mushrooms halves
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • parsley chopped
  • Idaho Spuds VeggieMash
  1. In a large mixing bowl, add ground beef, Panko bread crumb, egg, ketchup, mustard powder, Worcestershire sauce, steak seasoning, black pepper, onion powder and salt.

  2. Knead until completely combined and form into medium sized meatballs. For this recipe, I just use ½ cup spoon and mold the meat into meatballs.

  3. Heat a large skillet or dutch over medium heat. Add the meatballs and gently move around the pan to brown. Transfer the meatballs to the slow cooker.

  4. Using the same skillet, add butter and cook onions for about 3-4 minutes until softened. Transfer them to the slow cooker.

  5. Add mushrooms, ketchup, broth and Worcestershire sauce into the slow cooker and cook for about 2-3 hours on high or 4-5 hours on low.

  6. In a small bowl, beat cornstarch and cold water. Quickly stir and pour the mixture into slow cooker and increase the heat to high until the sauce is thicken. Cook for about 5-10 minutes. Serve with Idaho Spuds VeggieMash and chopped parsley.

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 salisbury steak meatballs with mushroom gravy

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Rika Livingston is a multinational food and lifestyle blogger, who incorporates ideas and ingredients from around the globe into her healthy cooking. Her award-winning blog blends conceptual photography with the useful information and reviews her readers crave. Rika translates her passion for food, travel, and fashion into gorgeous moments, helping her followers find the good life.

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Dawn Sterner Sep 5, 2018 - 11:29 pm Reply
Jeanette Sep 6, 2018 - 9:37 am

Oh my goodness that looks so good. I might be a little more hungry just by looking at these pictures. I really like the idea that I can throw this into the slow cooker and then have a delicious meal at the end of the day.

Jenn @ EngineerMommy Sep 6, 2018 - 10:19 am

These meatballs sound so delicious. I love the way you prepared these. I bet my kids would enjoy this recipe too!

Tammy Sep 6, 2018 - 10:31 am

Oh this looks so good. Thanks for sharing the recipe and serving meatballs over mashed potatoes. I love that combo.

candy Sep 6, 2018 - 11:53 am

Now here is true comfort food meal. Mashed potatoes and meatballs with mushroom sauce. My family would dive into this meal.

Tabitha Blue Sep 6, 2018 - 12:06 pm

Ohhhh I love that it’s mixing in veggies with the mash… and this whole dish looks incredible. Now I’m drooling. And hungry. LOL1

Amber Myers Sep 6, 2018 - 12:10 pm

Yum, these look so good! I love when I can use my slow cooker. It makes the house smell amazing. I’ll be trying this soon!

Tasheena Sep 6, 2018 - 2:25 pm

This looks so yummy! I can’t wait to make this recipe. I love that it looks super simple to make.

Nancy at Whispered Inspirations Sep 6, 2018 - 3:06 pm

OMG, this looks incredible. I never thought to place them on a bed of potatoes. AH-MAZING. Bookmarking to make this next week.

Pam Sep 6, 2018 - 3:14 pm

My husband loves Salisbury steak. I bet he would flip if I made these meatballs for him!

Clara Sep 6, 2018 - 5:29 pm

This slow cooker Salisbury steak meatballs with mushroom gravy looks so delicious. It seems like comfort food to me.

Heather Sep 6, 2018 - 5:38 pm

What a beautiful dish! I will have to try to make this for my family one of these nights.

Gisele Sep 6, 2018 - 7:15 pm

This looks like it would make a great dinner for a family.

Alyssa from The Sparkly Life Sep 6, 2018 - 7:57 pm

yum!!! this looks amazing! I love, love, love meatballs with mushroom gravy and I love that this has a healthy twist with the veggie mash. pinning!

Jeanine Sep 7, 2018 - 6:02 am

Wow do these ever look and sound amazing. I haven’t had meatballs with mushroom gravy before, will need to try these asap!

Vyjay Rao Sep 7, 2018 - 7:28 am

The Idaho Spuds Veggie Mash, sounds like an instant meal for vegetarians like us. Can think of a hundred way it can be used, for instance with steamed rice for a complete meal!

Ave Sep 7, 2018 - 3:25 pm

Meatballs and gravy with mashed potatoes are one of my favorite dishes! It’s the ultimate comfort food! Have to check out the Idaho Spuds VeggieMash too. It sounds like a good way to add extra veggies to our menu.

Peter Sep 7, 2018 - 7:31 pm

This dish looks scrumptious. My kids would definitely be asking for more and more

Brit Strawbridge Sep 10, 2018 - 8:20 am

Ooh this looks like such a yummy dish! My boys are big into meatballs so this entire meal would be a huge hit!


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