These homemade Salisbury Steak Meatballs over egg noodles are pure comfort food!! Tender juicy meatballs are served in a rich onion and mushroom gravy served over delicious noodles. This recipe will turn your average weeknight meal into a decadent treat for the whole family!
The Heart and Soul of Salisbury Steak Meatballs Skillet
There are certain comfort food favorites that never go out of style. Whether it’s because it’s quick to make, requires few ingredients or it’s inexpensive, there are just particular dishes that are always left in rotation. As a child, I would sometimes dread coming home to a dinner that I’d had a million times before. Instead, I craved the things I knew I couldn’t have: fat slices of chocolate cake, macaroni and cheese and bowls of sugary cereals. I often took for granted the simplicity of whatever dinner was placed in front of me. Especially since these days I’m the one making the dinners around here.
Cuisine Inspiration: American Comfort Food
Primary Cooking Method: Pan-frying & Simmering
Dietary Info: High-Protein
Key Flavor: Rich, Savory, and Umami
Skill Level: Intermediate
- Comfort in a Bowl: These meatballs and noodles serve up a hearty, comforting hug on a plate.
- Flavor Packed: Expect a savory explosion with each bite, thanks to the rich gravy and well-seasoned meatballs.
- Noodle Nirvana: The egg noodles provide a perfect, buttery canvas for our star meatballs and gravy.
- Mealtime Magic: Transform your dinner table with this dish that’s sure to win hearts and fill tummies.
- Leftover Love: Even better the next day, ensuring your efforts in the kitchen keep rewarding.
This recipe is a nice twist on a classic. I decided to make these into meatballs because I like the smaller serving size.
I enjoy using ground turkey rather than the traditional ground beef because of the health benefits. Turkey is a leaner meat that contains a high amount of protein, potassium and zinc. The list of benefits goes on and on! I feel better serving this to my family knowing they are getting just a little more of the good stuff from their dinner. However, if you are a big ground beef fan, definitely use instead.
To create a wonderful meatball filled with flavor, I used the following flavor enhancements:
- Flavored breadcrumbs
- Worchestershire Sauce
- Soy Sauce
- Onion flavor
- Garlic flavor
These items along with egg, create a wonderful texture and incredible flavor in each bite of the meatball even before the sauce is created.
The gravy is sensational as well. It thickens starting with a simple roux and builds upon the flavors that started with the meatballs. Garlic and onion add incredible flavor. Once the gravy has thickened, it pairs with the sensational Reames Frozen Egg Noodles!
Have you ever tried them? They are amazing! I grab a bag right out of the freezer and add them to my meals after about 20 minutes of cooking. Made with only three ingredients (YES I SAID ONLY 3 INGREDIENTS) and no preservatives, Reames Egg Noodles provide better taste and texture than any other store-brand option.
Their hearty noodles are capable of withstanding the thickness of this gravy while also adding in incredible flavor. Reames Noodles are so hearty, you’ll need to eat them with a fork!
Difference Between Salisbury and Hamburger Steak
We tend to use these terms interchangeably, although some think there is a difference between Salisbury Steak and Hamburger steak. Typically, a hamburger steak should contain only seasoned meat with no additional fillers. Salisbury Steak contains different ingredients such as breadcrumbs, onions and eggs.
Both recipes are usually prepared in some form of gravy and either served with gravy or filled with egg noodles. No matter how you put it, both dishes are absolutely delicious.
If you love this recipe, you will love this Classic Salisbury Steak Recipe, Classic Meatloaf, Pizza Meatloaf, BBQ Meatballs, Stuffed Meatloaf, Classic Pot Roast, Smothered Pork Chops, Smothered Steak or Mississippi Pot Roast.
Salisbury Steak Meatball Noodle Skillet
For the Salisbury Steak Meatballs
- 1 lb ground turkey or ground beef
- 1/4 cup herb flavored breadcrumbs
- 1 large egg
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper optional
- 1/3 cup finely diced onion
- kosher salt to taste
- black pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
For the Gravy and Noodles
- 1 1/2 cups onions chopped
- 8 oz mushrooms sliced
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp all purpose flour
- 3 cups beef stock
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- Kosher salt to taste
- Black pepper to taste
- 16 oz Reames Frozen Egg Noodles package
- chopped parsley for garnish
For the Salisbury Steak Meatballs
- In a large bowl, thoroughly mix together ground beef, breadcrumbs, egg, worchestershire, soy sauce, onion powder, garlic powder, onion, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes until combined well.
- Next shape into medium sized meatballs and set aside.
- Add butter and vegetable oil to a large pan over medium heat.
- Once butter is completely melted, add meatballs and sear on all sides. Remove from pan and set aside.
For the Gravy
- Add onions and mushrooms to pan drippings and saute for about 3-4 minutes. Make sure you are scraping the bottom drippings for additional flavor.
- Next add garlic and cook for only 30 seconds making sure to stir.
- Push onions, mushrooms and garlic to one side of pan and add butter to empty side. Allow to melt then quickly stir in flour and continue to stir beginning a roux. Allow it to darken until a deep delicious brown then whisk in beef stock and stir until smooth allowing all the ingredients to come together.
- Next add Worchestershire sauce, vinegar, soy sauce, onion powder, garlic powder and salt and pepper and whisk to combine. Remember, the saltiness and flavors will concentrate more as it reduces down.
- Bring to a boil then lower temperature to medium low. Add meatballs back to gravy and allow to cook for 25-30 minutes. While cooking meatballs, make noodles.
For the Reames Frozen Egg Noodles
- Bring 4 quarts of water to a rapid boil.
- Add 2 teaspoons salt, if desired.
- Add Reames noodles and return to a full rolling boil, stir to separate.
- Cook noodles uncovered for 20 minutes or until desired tenderness, stir occasionally.
- Once noodles are done, add noodles to meatballs and gravy once gravy has thickened. Stir together to coat noodles with gravy.
- Sprinkle with parsley and serve.