A mushroom sauce for steak is one of most delicious steak sauces that we ever make. The earthy, creamy taste of a good mushroom sauce is amazing and compliments a juicy, tender steak every time.
This is a one of the very best sauces for steak and simple to make too. Anyone who likes steak really needs to try out the mushroom sauce.

The recipe below uses button mushrooms, which are easy to find and reasonably inexpensive, but there is no reason that other types of mushrooms could not be used instead. They will all have the tasty flavour that helps make this one of the best sauces for steak.

Cooking mushroom sauce for steak

You will need:

  • 25g butter
  • 150g sliced button mushrooms
  • 150ml double cream
  • 1 crushed garlic clove
  • A pinch of salt and pepper

How to make a mushroom sauce for steak

First, heat about 25g of butter in a pan on a medium heat until it is frothing nicely. Don’t let it bubble for too long, because it will burn. When it starts to froth, you are ready to fry.

Then add 150g of sliced button mushrooms (any type of mushroom will be OK really). Fry the mushrooms until they are lightly browned and look delicious. This takes about 5 to 8 minutes or so.

Once the mushrooms are browned and look really delicious, add about 150ml of thick cream, some salt and some pepper and heat the sauce through for about 5 minutes. Your pan should be on a medium heat and you need to be careful not to boil the sauce too much. Just a gentle simmer is perfect. If you let it boil too ferociously, there is a risk that the cream will curdle and split.

creamy mushroom sauce for steak

Let the sauce reduce by about half and then add a crushed garlic clove and simmer for 1 more minute. You need to make sure that you stir at this stage, because otherwise the flavour of the garlic won’t be fully adopted by the sauce.

While the mushroom sauce is simmering, you can be making your steak in a separate pan. It doesn’t really matter what type of steak you use as the sauce will be delicious with any of them, but a fillet steak or a ribeye steak is always going to work well.

Heat some vegetable oil or butter in a frying pan and, when it is hot, add the steak. The cooking time depends on how you like your steak. As a simple rule of thumb, I would allow two minutes each side for a rare steak, four minutes each side for medium and six minutes each side for a well done steak. Once cooked, it is important that you let the steak rest for about five minutes on a hot plate. The steak will continue cooking during this time but the muscles will relax, making it more tender and delicious for you to enjoy.

When the steak is ready, spoon the mushroom sauce over it carefully and enjoy this amazing meal. Fries, rocket salad and some tomatoes would always compliment this steak recipe.

If you enjoyed this, you will like my balsamic and mushroom sauce too.

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