This is a really tasty balsamic mushroom sauce for steak recipe.

My thanks go to Irene Linna for the tasty idea of using mushrooms and balsamic vinegar to make this brilliant steak sauce.

How to cook balsamic mushroom sauce for steak

You will need:

  • Some steak, any type will work well
  • Some butter or vegetable oil
  • Mushrooms – button mushrooms work well as they are small and can be chopped easily
  • 1 onion
  • a tablespoon of plain flour
  • a tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 100ml of balsamic vinegar

Mushrooms are well known as a popular accompaniment for steak and their earthy, almost meaty taste certainly does compliment a juicy tender steak every time. The use of balsamic vinegar in this mushroom sauce works well, because it adds depth and favour to the steak sauce.

Mushroom Sauce

The first thing that you need to do is choose and cook your steaks.

As always, choice of cut is down to personal preference, but rump or sirloin steak would go well with this sauce, as would ribeye.In fact, any type of steak works in most of the recipes in Sauces for Steak. If you are feeling particularly flush, you can never go wrong with a fillet steak of course!

Cook the steak in a frying pan to your own taste – rare, medium or well done. There are many different methods for cooking a steak, but here, we will just fry it. Put some oil into the pan (butter or vegetable oil is good – better than olive oil I find) and heat it up high. When the oil is very hot, carefully place your steak into the pan and cook it carefully.As a rule of thumb, 2 minutes each side for rare, 4 minutes each side for medium and 6 minutes each side for well done. Turn the steak every couple of minutes to stop one side becoming too burned.

Once cooked as you like it, put the steak into a warm bowl and let it rest while you make the sauce. During this resting period, the steak will continue to cook while the muscles relax, so you really should not cook it for any longer than the times mentioned above.

To make the Balsamic Mushroom Sauce, melt some butter in the warm frying pan and once it is foaming, put in some mushrooms and some chopped onions. Cook them altogether for about 4 minutes until the mushrooms have browned a bit. Keep shaking the pan from time to time stop them sticking or the onions burning.

Then put the onions and mushroom into the bowl with the steak to keep warm for a bit longer.

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Now you need to add some balsamic vinegar and soy sauce to the pan and scrape all the tasty brown bits from the bottom of the pan!

Add about 1 tablespoon of soy sauce and about 100ml of balsamic vinegar. Don’t have the heat up too high while you do this, because the liquid will disappear really quickly otherwise and the pan should be hot enough already anyway.

Stir in a little bit of flour to thicken the sauce for about 1 minute and then put the steak, mushrooms and onions back into the pan and mix it altogether for 30 seconds.

Make sure that everything gets covered in the liquid, which should now be quite thick and tasty.

This is one of the nicest sauces for steak that we make and the balsamic mushroom sauce compliments your juicy, tasty, succulent steak. Fries and some rocket salad or tomatoes would go nicely with this too.

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