Is there really anything more comforting than Salisbury steak? It's rich and delicious, with enough gravy and onions to keep you going for days, it seems. The traditional dish, however, can be kind of a pain to make. You have to make the patties, brown them, make the gravy and then simmer everything together. But is all of that really necessary? As the recipe that follows shows, it's really not.
Instead, use ground beef that's not been formed into patties and a couple of other shortcuts for a deconstructed version that works perfectly in a casserole. Top off everything with leftover mashed potatoes and you've got yourself a meal that's comforting enough for any day but particularly handy on busy weeknights. When something is this comforting, it should never be a chore to make.