“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
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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Definitely comfort food, yumm

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

      1. Oh yes for sure:)

  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!

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

  3. ohiocook says:

    That looks so delicious!

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

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