Hambak Steak a.k.a. Salisbury Steak

March 17, 2013 by Kenmore

Salisbury steak was a dish created by a physician by the name of James Salisbury as part of his low-carbohydrate fad diet dating back to the late 1800s. Salisbury steak made it around the world to the casual eateries of South Korea. It is better known as hambak steak and is typically served with a side of rice, potato salad, creamy coleslaw or a small salad of iceberg lettuce and shredded carrots.


preparation time
0 mins

cook time




1 pounds ground beef

0.5 cup panko breadcrumbs

1 teaspoons garlic powder

1 egg beaten

1 small onion minced

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoons soy sauce

2 tablespoons ketchup

2 cup beef broth

0.25 cup ketchup

1 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoons corn starch


Step 1

In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, panko, garlic, egg, onions, 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, and 2 tablespoons ketchup. Roll up your sleeves, get some food-safe gloves on, and get your hands into the bowl. Mix until blended well.

Step 2

Divide the mixture into 8 equal portions and shape into oval patties about 1/2-inch thick.

Step 3

Heat a couple of tablespoons of cooking oil in a skillet over medium to medium-high heat.

Step 4

Cook patties until browned, about 4 minutes. Flip the patties and cook patties until browned, about another 3-4 minutes.

Step 5

Remove the patties and set aside on a plate.

Step 6

Reduce heat to medium. Pour about 1-3/4 cup of beef broth into the skillet - reserve a 1/4 cup of broth. Add the 1/4 cup ketchup and 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce and let simmer for a couple of minutes. Whisk the corn starch into the reserved beef broth and add to the skillet. Bring the mixture to a simmer.

Step 7

Add the patties and cook until warmed through, a few minutes each side. Serve while warm and enjoy!


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