French Onion Salisbury Steak with Cheesy Garlic Toast

4.93 from 13 votes

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This French Onion Salisbury Steak Recipe & Cheesy Garlic Toast takes two classic dishes and combines them into a single and delicious meal. It’s easy to make and very affordable. You can put this meal together for well under $15 and have enough for leftovers as well.

A pan of Salisbury steak.

About this

Not only is this a delicious meal to put together, it’s also a fun one to do even if you don’t really care to putz in the kitchen. Why, you are probably asking? There are elements of genuine cooking involved in this one! The beef is dredged in flour, it is eventually braised and then finished off in a red wine and beef broth-based sauce. Sounds pretty serious, doesn’t it? Don’t be fooled, like most thing that taste great, this one is very simple to put together.

A bowl of French onion soup.

Importantly, this French Onion Salisbury Steak Recipe comes with a bonus: Cheesy Garlic Toast. Like the rest of the components of this dish, it’s super simple and just as delicious. Grab a loaf of artisan bread from your grocer, spread a little  garlic and butter on it, top it with some cheese and voila! Take my advise with this bread and make more than you’ll need for the main dish.  It makes a an addictive addition to chew on, before, during and after the main event.

Salisbury steak with onions

We grabbed this French Onion Salisbury Steak Recipe & Cheesy Garlic Toast from one of our favorite cooking mags, Cuisine at Home.

It’s not the first time that we have featured recipes form this publication that is full of practical and every day recipes. Among some of our recipes that came from Cuisine at Home are our Hero Salad and Chicken Meatball Sub Casserole.  We think this French Onion Salisbury Steak Recipe & Cheesy Garlic Toast fits right in with the others.

If you’re looking for a meal that’s fun to make and great tasting, I hope you will give this French Onion Salisbury Steak Recipe & Cheesy Garlic Toast a try. We made it a few days ago for unexpected company.

Even though it was easy to make, our guests raved over what they thought must have been great trouble to put together. With this dinner, it’s quite the opposite and that means maximum enjoyment for minimal effort. Give this one a try and as always, let us know what you think of it!  -Dan

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French Onion Salisbury Steak with Cheesy Garlic Toast

4.93 from 13 votes
Recipe from Cuisine at Home
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Yield: 4 servings


For the French Onion Salisbury Steak

  • 1 1/4 lb. ground chuck
  • 1/4 cup fresh minced parsley
  • 2 T. scallion, minced
  • 1 t. kosher salt
  • 1/2 t. black pepper
  • 2 T. all-purpose flour
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 2 cups onions, sliced
  • 1 t. sugar
  • 1 T. garlic, minced
  • 1 T. tomato paste
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine
  • 3/4 t. kosher salt
  • 1/2 t. dried thyme leaves
  • 4 t. minced fresh parsley
  • 4 t. Parmesan cheese, shredded (for garnish)

For the Cheesy Garlic Toast

  • 4 slices French bread or baguette, cut diagonally (1/2" thick)
  • 2 T. unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 t. garlic, minced
  • Pinch of paprika
  • 1/4 cup Swiss cheese, grated
  • 1 T. Parmesan cheese, grated


For the French Onion Salisbury Steak

  • Combine chuck, parsley, scallion, salt, and pepper. Divide evenly into 4 portions and shape each into 3/4–1"-thick oval patties.
  • Place 2 T. flour in a shallow dish; dredge each patty in flour. Reserve 1 t. flour.
  • Heat 1 T. oil in a saute pan over medium-high heat. Add patties and saute 3 minutes on each side, or until browned. Remove from pan.
  • Add onions and sugar to pan; saute 5 minutes.
  • Stir in garlic and tomato paste; saute 1 minute, or until paste begins to brown. Sprinkle onions with reserved flour; cook 1 minute.
  • Stir in broth and wine, then add the salt and thyme. Return meat to pan and bring soup to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 10 minutes.
  • Serve steaks on Cheese Toasts with onion soup ladled over.
  • Garnish with parsley and Parmesan.
  • Serve with cheese toasts

For the Cheesy Garlic Toast

  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Place bread on a baking sheet.
  • Combine butter, garlic, and paprika, and spread on one side of each slice of bread.
  • Combine cheeses and sprinkle evenly over butter. Bake until bread is crisp and cheese is bubbly, 10–15 minutes.


Calories: 629kcal, Carbohydrates: 40g, Protein: 35g, Fat: 35g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 113mg, Sodium: 1866mg, Potassium: 664mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 493IU, Vitamin C: 11mg, Calcium: 146mg, Iron: 5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
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Dan & Scott split their time between Wisconsin and Southwest Florida and are dads to six boys. Good food runs through their veins, and they love showing others how to cook easy recipes.

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  1. 4 stars
    Yum…one of my favorite meals. I have a similar recipe that I make and I make the beef into meatballs instead of patties. It required a careful eye so as to not overcook the beef but once you got it down it’s easy to make. A favorite winter meal.

  2. This sounds like the most comforting meal! Cheese, bread, French onion gravy – super yummy and delicious! I’ve never made Salisbury steak before but I love it. I think it’s time to try making it