The Traditional Steak with Mushroom Sauce
My guys love meat. And they love steak. Steak with mushroom sauce is a favorite of ours. It usually is served with a salad and baked potato going for the New York steakhouse feel. Just a lot cheaper. For what it would cost for one steakhouse dinner, I can feed 3-4 people with this recipe. Plus no one has to dress up… i.e. wear pants or drive anywhere.
What I like about this recipe is it is forgiving and allows you to make a great meal with different ingredients. Swap out whatever kinds of mushrooms and wine you have on hand. While it looks impressive, the mushroom sauce is easy to make. Mushrooms, wine, salt, and pepper. That is it. So simple. So good. You can use whatever mushrooms you have available. This time around I used an “exotic” blend for baby bella, shiitake, and oyster. I usually just use regular button mushrooms and buy them pre-sliced. The wine can be white or red. Basically whatever you are planning to serve with the meal. We do not drink wine and only serve wine to guests; however, I always use a good table wine in cooking. It just tastes better and honestly no one gets headaches.
It has taken me a while to learn how to prepare steak well. There really is a skill to it. Tipping my hat those who can do it consistently. I have found that for me it comes down to the heat of the pan and the type of steak. Flat iron steak has become my go-to steak. It is cost efficient and a nice cut of meat.
Steak with mushroom sauce, in my mind, needs a baked potato. I know very traditional of me, but baked potatoes are just darn good with steak. Getting the perfect baked potato can be had. Heat the oven to 450F. Clean a Russet potato. Roll potato in olive oil and sprinkle with Kosher salt. Bake for an hour.
Steak with Mushroom Sauce Recipe
- Olive oil for pan
- 1 1/2 pounds flat iron steak
- 8 – 10 oz mushrooms sliced
- 1/2 cup red or white wine
- 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat.
- Season steak with salt and pepper.
- Cook steak for 5-8 minutes per side for medium-rare.
- Remove steak and let it sit for 5 minutes.
- Throw mushrooms to the pan and cooking until brown and tender.
- Add wine to mushrooms increasing the heat.
- Cook down until slightly reduced.
- Stir in 1/4 spoons salt and pepper.
- Slice steak agains the grain and top with mushrooms.