Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak Meatballs: A Comforting Classic Made Effortless 🍽️✨

Savor the rich flavors of a classic Salisbury steak in a convenient and hearty form with these Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak Meatballs. This recipe takes the beloved comfort food and transforms it into tender, flavorful meatballs simmered to perfection in a savory gravy. Let your slow cooker do the work, allowing you to enjoy the essence of home-cooked goodness without the fuss.


For the Meatballs:

  • 1.5 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

For the Gravy:

  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


  1. Prepare the Meatballs:
  • In a bowl, combine ground beef, breadcrumbs, milk, chopped onion, minced garlic, egg, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and black pepper. Mix until well combined.
  1. Shape Meatballs:
  • Shape the mixture into meatballs, approximately 1 to 1.5 inches in diameter. Place them on a plate.
  1. Sear Meatballs:
  • In a skillet over medium heat, sear the meatballs until browned on all sides. This step adds flavor and helps the meatballs hold their shape. Transfer the seared meatballs to the slow cooker.
  1. Prepare Gravy Ingredients:
  • In the same skillet, add sliced onions and mushrooms. Sauté until softened. Transfer them to the slow cooker with the meatballs.
  1. Create Gravy Base:
  • In a bowl, whisk together beef broth, tomato paste, flour, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, salt, and black pepper until smooth. Pour this mixture over the meatballs, onions, and mushrooms in the slow cooker.
  1. Slow Cook:
  • Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 4-6 hours or until the meatballs are cooked through and tender.
  1. Adjust Seasoning:
  • Taste the gravy and adjust the seasoning if needed by adding more salt and pepper.
  1. Serve:
  • Once cooked, spoon the Salisbury steak meatballs and gravy over a bed of mashed potatoes, rice, or noodles. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley.
  1. Enjoy:
  • Serve hot and enjoy the comforting flavors of Salisbury steak in meatball form.

Optional Serving Suggestions:

  • Pair the meatballs with buttered egg noodles for a classic combination.
  • Serve with a side of green beans or peas for added freshness.

These delicious and comforting Salisbury Steak Meatballs will come together beautifully if you let the slow cooker do its magic. This recipe, which features well-seasoned meatballs and a rich gravy, is a classic celebration of comfort food. Enjoy the comfort of a traditional meal prepared with ease or share it with those you love. 🍽️✨