Mushroom Sauce is a classic accompaniment for steak. This mushroom sauce recipe is simple to make and delicious to eat. Like many of the sauces for steak that you will find on this website, the recipe is simple to follow and delicious to eat. Beautiful sauces for steak do not need to be difficult as long and if they are cooked with care, they will be delicious.

You will need:

  • Steak – whatever cut you prefer
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Half an onion
  • 2 chopped cloves of garlic
  • a large handful of chopped mushrooms
  • 100 ml red wine
  • 100 ml of beef stock

steak and mushroom in red wine sauce

How to make steak and mushroom sauce

First of all, you need to cook the steak. It doesn’t really matter which cut of steak you use. Fillet steak is great for a special occasion, but rub eye, rump or sirloin all work just as well. In fact, this mushroom sauce for steak could easily be used for other meats like chicken, pork chops or even sausages too.

Heat up your frying pan and put some vegetable oil or a knob of butter in. Then put your steak into the frying pan and cook for about 2 minutes on each side for rare, 4 minutes on each side for medium and 6 minutes on each side for well done. Turn down the heat a bit after the first 4-6 minutes to make sure that the outside of the steak doesn’t get to burned.

When the steak is cooked as you like, it is important to let it rest on a warm plate while you make the sauce. The reason for letting steak rest (and this applies to most meats) is that the fibres and muscles in the meat will relax after the tension of being in the pan, making the meat much juicer and tender. Many people forget to let their meat rest and this is a pity.

While the steak is resting, melt some butter and oil in the frying pan and add half an onion and a couple of chopped cloves of garlic. Fry until these have softened a bit. This takes about 2 or 3 minutes. Keep stirring, partly to avoid burning and partly to fill your kitchen with the most amazing smell!

Then add your chopped mushrooms and fry gently until they are cooked – a minute or 2. It doesn’t really matter which type of mushrooms you use, but button mushrooms are the easiest to find and as they are small, they chop easily and are good for this recipe.

steak and mushroom sauce

Add 100ml of red wine and 100ml of beef stock to the pan and boil the mixture until it thickens and reduces. This will take another minute or too. Make sure that it is boiling ferociously so that it reduces quickly.

Now you can pour this over your steak and enjoy a delicious steak and mushroom sauce.

As with many steak recipes, fries and some rocket salad for the peppery case, along with some fried tomatoes would go really well with this meal.

If you like this recipe, you will like my 2 other mushroom based sauces for steak – balsamic and mushroom sauce and my mushroom sauce for steak

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