“Healthier” Garlic Herb Turkey Salisbury Steak with Pepper Portobello Gravy

Salisbury Best

Comfort food with a capital C! Yet, a much healthier, quick and easy version made with lean ground turkey; filled with all of the same goodness of Mom’s version, but with fresh herbs, sliced portabellas and a kiss of spice.


  • 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh Italian herbs or 1 teaspoon dry
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 8 ounces sliced white or mini portabello mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon  Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice, ground
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour or arrowroot powder
  • 2 ½ cups chicken broth, may substitute with beef broth
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley



  1. Gently mix turkey, egg, onion, garlic, bread crumbs, herbs, 1 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper in a large bowl using your hands. Divide into 4 equal portions and shape into oval patties, about 1/2 inch thick.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown the patties, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon butter to skillet. saute mushrooms until lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Stir in Worcestershire sauce, allspice, salt and pepper to taste, scraping up any browned bits. Sprinkle in flour and stir, then stir in 2 1/2 cups warmed chicken broth and simmer until sauce begins to thicken, about 2 minutes. Add remaining 1 tablespoon butter, swirling to combine.
  4. Return patties and any juices from the plate to the skillet. Simmer until sauce thickens and patties are cooked through, about 10-15 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley and season with salt and pepper. Serve with noodles or mashed potatoes and a side of vegetables of choice.
mushroom photo source: gourmetunleashed

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Definitely comfort food, yumm

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks, Lynn! Meat & potatoes are so warming!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. koolaidmoms says:

    My kids love mushrooms and this sounds like it has lots of flavor to it like they would like. Saving for dinner one night soon!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks, Marci! The portabellos are nice & meaty and the little bit of allspice brings out such nice flavors too!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. ohiocook says:

    That looks so delicious!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much! Comfort food with a capital C!!


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