Salisbury steak has been a favorite of mine since childhood. When it starts to get cold outside I start craving my life long hearty favorites. Que this Vegan Salisbury Steak, I got the idea while I was eating out at a restaurant. After seeing they offered salisbury steak and potatoes as a dish I thought it would only be right to make a vegan version. I mean it’s around the holidays and this would be a perfect main dish for a vegan thanksgiving.
The main ingredient to this dish is the green lentils. Green lentils are one of my favorite ways to not only get protein but also create “meat”. Here the lentils are in a way mimicking the ground beef in this recipe. Also for some texture I added bread crumbs and mushrooms. Mushrooms give off a great umami/meaty flavor to these patties, I’m pretty sure these patties could fool a meat eater.
A rich brown gravy is KEY when it comes to Salisbury steak. I like to use the left over brown bits from the patties along with some red wine to create a rich flavorful sauce for the patties to finish cooking in. (This is a HUGE upgrade from the brown gravy packets my dad used to make this while I was growing up.)
I served the vegan salisbury steak with my creamy vegan garlic mashed potatoes recipe. (THE PERFECT SIDE-DISH) and some sautéed zucchini. Such a simple, yet hearty and filling dinner; totally perfect for the cold weather.
As I said before you can make this for a dinner party, a holiday party, or just for a hearty weeknight meal for the familia. We hope that you enjoy this recipe as much as we did and if you do please let us know! We appreciate all your feedback, comments, and photos you share with us. Until next time my friends, Happy Cooking!