The Perfect Mushroom Sauce for Steak

Are you ready to take your steak game to the next level? Look no further than this flavorful mushroom sauce for steak. Whether you’re grilling up a ribeye or sizzling a tenderloin, this sauce is the perfect accompaniment to elevate your meal. In just about 15 minutes, you can create a silky and flavorful restaurant-quality mushroom sauce that will impress your guests and leave them wanting more.

A steak on a plate covered in mushroom sauce and served with mashed potatoes and broccoli

Ingredients for the Steaks:

  • 2 boneless beef ribeye steaks, about 1-inch thick
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • Vegetable oil for searing the steaks

Ingredients for the Mushroom Sauce:

  • Unsalted butter for sautéing the mushrooms, garlic, and shallot
  • Olive oil
  • Small crimini, white button, or baby bella mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • One small minced shallot
  • Minced garlic
  • Fresh thyme leaves
  • Dry white or red wine to deglaze the pan
  • Beef or chicken stock (low sodium beef broth can be used as well)
  • Cornstarch (optional, for a thicker sauce)
  • Dijon mustard for added flavor
  • Worcestershire sauce to enhance the beef flavor
  • Heavy cream to add silkiness to the sauce
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

A skillet filled with golden brown mushroom sauce for steak

How to Make Mushroom Sauce for Steak:

1. Prepare and Cook the Steaks

  • Set the steaks out at room temperature for 30 minutes before cooking.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Pat the steaks dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper.
  • Heat the oil in a large cast iron or oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Once the oil is hot, add the steaks to the pan and cook without moving for 4 to 5 minutes or until well seared on one side.
  • Flip the steaks and immediately transfer to the oven. Cook until the steaks are just firm to the touch for medium-rare, about 6 minutes.
  • Remove the steaks from the oven and transfer them to a warm plate. Tent with foil and set aside.
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2. Prepare the Mushroom Sauce

  • Set the now-empty skillet over medium-high heat and add 1 tablespoon of butter and the olive oil.
  • Add the mushrooms and stir to coat. Spread the sliced mushrooms in a single layer and cook undisturbed until well browned on one side, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir and continue cooking until the moisture is released and then evaporates.
  • Add the remaining butter and shallots to the pan. Cook until the shallots are softened, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the thyme leaves and garlic and cook until fragrant, stirring occasionally.
  • Deglaze the pan with the wine and cook, stirring frequently, until almost all the liquid has evaporated.
  • Stir the cornstarch into the beef stock and add it to the pan along with the mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a simmer and continue to cook until the sauce is slightly reduced.
  • Turn the heat to low and add the cream. Heat gently for a few minutes or until the sauce thickens slightly and coats the back of a spoon. Check the seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste.

3. Serve

  • Transfer the steaks to individual plates.
  • Pour any accumulated juices into the skillet with the mushroom sauce.
  • Spoon the sauce over the steaks and serve immediately.

A closeup of mushroom sauce for steak on a plate with mashed potatoes

Tips for Serving and Pairing

This mushroom sauce for steak pairs perfectly with creamy mashed potatoes and a simple green vegetable like steamed broccoli or roasted asparagus. The sauce also goes well with a nice green salad for a refreshing contrast. Don’t forget a piece of crusty bread to mop up every last drop of this delicious sauce.

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Mushroom Cream Sauce with Grilled Steaks

If you prefer grilling your steaks, you can still enjoy this mushroom cream sauce. Simply grill your steaks to your desired doneness and keep them warm while preparing the sauce. Although you won’t have the pan drippings from searing, the sauce will still be a great addition to your grilled steaks. Make sure to use beef stock for added flavor.

Mushroom Sauce vs. Gravy

While gravy is thickened with flour and typically cooked with pan drippings, mushroom sauce is a versatile and elegant alternative. This sauce can be more like an au jus or slightly thicker, like a classic French Béchamel. Our recipe uses a small amount of cornstarch for a perfect consistency that is neither too thin nor too thick.

Make-Ahead Option

Although this mushroom sauce is best made and served immediately, you can prepare all your ingredients ahead of time to make assembly quick and easy. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator and reheated gently in the microwave before serving.

Overhead view of a plate with steak, mashed potatoes, broccoli, and mushroom sauce

Discover More Delicious Recipes

If you’re a mushroom lover like us, don’t miss out on our other mouthwatering mushroom recipes. Try our Beef Tenderloin Steaks with Herb Pan Sauce for a gourmet twist or indulge in the flavors of Pork Medallions with Mushroom Gravy. For a cozy and comforting option, our Wild Rice Mushroom Soup is an absolute must-try.

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