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Keto Salisbury Steak

by Jessica

I always get recipe inspiration from all of the other great blogs that I read. The Pioneer Woman’s blog ALWAYS has amazing recipes, and the other day I realized that salisbury steak could easily be made into a Keto friendly recipe. If you want to make the non-Keto version just click HERE. Her blog has the recipe written out and much better step by step instructions than mine,but since hers isn’t Keto, I decided to give it a try.


DSC_4622Here is the final product that I will show instructions to make – Keto salisbury Steak!

DSC_4604I used 1 lb. of ground beef, 1/2 cup of ground up pork rinds, mustard(I used regular since I didn’t have dry mustard), Worcestershire sauce, beef paste, salt, pepper, and sugar free ketchup for the meat portion.

DSC_4605Mix up well and form into oval patties.

DSC_4606Slice up onions, I wanted them in slivers rather than chopped,but you can do whatever you prefer.

DSC_4607Place in a pan with butter or fat of your choosing, and cook on both sides until no longer pink inside.

DSC_4609Remove from the pan and set aside while preparing the gravy. I hate not having gas, so one side got a little dark,but honestly they didn’t taste burnt so be patient unlike me it only takes a few minutes.

DSC_4611Place the cut onions and more butter into the skillet.

DSC_4614Once the onions are cooked and almost clear add beef stock.

DSC_4616Then add some sugar free ketchup, Worcestershire sauce,  salt, and pepper. Mix this all up and let it simmer a while.

DSC_4617So just like you would with cornstarch, add a small amount of the liquid to the xanthan gum(1 tsp.) and stir. I tried this three time and each time I couldn’t get it without any clumps, but I figured they would dissolve eventually.

DSC_4618Then add the paste to your broth, and let it thicken and get a little bit more opaque. If it got too thick, you can always add more broth to thin it out a little more.

DSC_4619Then add the “steaks” back in to the skillet, and top with onions and heat throughout before serving.

DSC_4620I meant to make cauliflower mashed potatoes but messed them up, and we just ate it with cauliflower puree.

DSC_4622Place on top and enjoy!

Screen Shot 2013-05-23 at 8.48.35 AMHere is the breakdown for the salisbury steak per pattie with 1/6th of the sauce which is 3g of net carbs which I would say is awesome for such a comfort food. I didn’t add the cauliflower puree cause there are so many better recipe online for that.

Keto Salisbury Steak (Adapted from this recipe)


Meat Mixture

  • 1-1/2 pound Lean Ground Beef
  • 1/2 cup ground Pork Rinds
  • 2 teaspoons Dry Mustard(I used regular)
  • 1 cube Beef Bouillon, Crumbed (or Powdered Beef Base)
  • 4 dashes Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Ketchup
  • Salt And Pepper


  • 1 whole Onion, Halved And Thinly Sliced (or Diced If You Prefer)
  • 2 cups Beef Broth
  • 4 dashes Worcestershire (additional)
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Ketchup (additional)
  • 1 teaspoon Xanthan Gum With A Little Beef Broth To Make A Thin Paste
  • Salt And Pepper, to taste
  • More Broth If Needed For Thinning
  • 2 Tablespoon Butter, For Frying

Preparation Instructions

Combine all the ingredients for the meat mixture and knead until all combined. Form into 4 to 6 oval patties, then make lines across the patties to give them a “steak” appearance.(I didn’t mess with that)

Fry in a skillet with butter over medium-high heat on both sides until no longer pink in the middle. Remove from the pan and pour off excess grease.

Reduce the heat to medium and add in the sliced onions and butter. Stir and cook for several minutes, or until golden brown and somewhat soft. Add the beef stock, Worcestershire, and sugar free ketchup. Stir and cook to reduce.

OPTIONAL: Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of the Xanthan Gum to a little broth mixture to give the gravy a little gloss and to thicken it up a bit without lightening it (as flour would.)

**Add a sprinkle of salt and pepper and more broth if needed for thinning.

Return the steaks to the gravy. Spoon gravy over the top and let them simmer and heat back up for a couple of minutes.

Serve with mashed cauliflower!

**NOTE: If you omit the cornstarch/broth mixture, just cook the liquid a little longer in order to reduce and thicken it a bit.

**Another optional thing is to add sliced mushrooms to the onions and cook them together. Yum!

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1 comment

Pamela May 23, 2013 - 9:18 am

You are so good at posting all your recipes, and pictures! I’ve had salisbury steak before, and it is delish! I’ll have to try this recipe. And yes, Pioneer Woman is amazing!


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