These salisbury steak meatballs are the ultimate comfort food

Skinny Taste

Comfort food. Just the thought of it brings to mind happy memories filled with savory aromas, delicious bites and a warm, full belly. Sometimes, a heaping helping of comfort food is the only thing that can turn a lousy day around. And, Salisbury steak is a classic dish to make if you’re yearning for something satisfying. The rich gravy, the onions and mushrooms with the meat; yeah, it’s enough to make the mouth water.

But, sometimes, it’s fun to take a favorite recipe and twist it up a little. How about Salisbury steak meatballs, because who doesn’t love meatballs? We’ve rounded up a collection of recipes for Salisbury steak meatballs that turn the classic dish into something a little more contemporary — and many of the ingredients are likely already in your kitchen: ground beef, breadcrumbs, beef bouillon, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, onions, mushrooms and a few other common staples. Let’s take a closer look at a few of the recipes!

Over on An Affair From the Heart, writer and cook Michaela bases her recipe for this hearty dish on one from the Pioneer Woman. By molding the steak into meatballs, Michaela created a new family favorite. She recommends serving them over mashed potatoes for a satisfying meal.

An Affair From the Heart

Jo from Jo Cooks claims she’s never met a meatball she didn’t like. And, after making these Salisbury steak meatballs, she said she plans to “make them again and again.” She fried her meatballs, but also provides instructions on how to make a healthier, baked version of the recipe.

Jo Cooks

Popular food website Skinnytaste has an Instant Pot recipe that takes less than 30 minutes to cook! The meatballs are a blend of ground beef and turkey, which also makes them healthier than a strictly beef version of the dish. But, with dozens of five-star reviews, it looks like the taste is just as good!


If you don’t have an Instant Pot for the Skinnytaste recipe, don’t worry. There are also oven and stovetop cooking instructions provided on the website!


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