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My Steakhouse Mushrooms are the best mushrooms for steak you will ever make! Complete with a creamy cognac sauce, this mushroom recipe for steak is ready in less than 15 minutes, or less than 10 without the sauce. Add it to your favorite steak recipes for a homemade dish better than any steakhouse dinner!
Best Mushrooms for Steak
Steak and mushrooms are a perfect match. Earthy, tender mushrooms with juicy, delectable steak and a creamy sauce make for an amazing dinner every time. The best part is, it's so easy to make an amazing mushroom for steak recipe using simple ingredients.
My family loves these steakhouse mushrooms. Just about every time we're cooking up one of our favorite steak dinner ideas, they're asking for these mushrooms, too. Give them a try with your next meal!
Their all-time favorite mushroom and steak recipe is Steak Diane in a creamy cognac sauce.
How to Make Steakhouse Mushrooms
Cooking the mushrooms
- Set heat to medium and add butter to a pan.
- Once melted, add sliced mushrooms and a pinch of salt and pepper.
- Saute for 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Add garlic and onions to the skillet and saute for another 2-3 minutes.
How to make Mushroom Sauce for Steak
- Remove the skillet from heat and add Cognac to the pan.
- Return to the heat once added. Be careful, as it may flare up!
- Saute for 1-2 minutes to allow the alcohol to cook down, then add Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and beef broth.
- Stir, then add heavy whipping cream to the skillet.
- Stir and allow to cook for 5 minutes until the sauce thickens.
- Top your favorite steak recipe with this amazing sauce and enjoy!
Mushroom Sauce for Steak FAQs
I guess a better question is, what mushrooms don't? I use cremini mushrooms or white button mushrooms. You can buy pre-sliced white mushrooms to use. They're budget-friendly, tender, and extra delicious in this dish.
White mushrooms are a perfect pair for steak. They're earthy, tender, and hold up beautifully to a sauce and the natural flavors of steak without overpowering the meat itself.
If you're buying your mushrooms whole, you will have to slice and wash them. This is easy to do - take a damp paper towel and gently scrub the tops and undersides of the mushrooms. Then cut them into slices. Don't rinse the mushrooms, or they may absorb too much water and become mushy.
Yes! If you want to make steakhouse mushrooms without the cognac sauce, simply follow the instructions to saute them with garlic, onions, and seasoning. I also recommend adding the Worcestershire sauce for a bit of extra flavor and tenderness.
Seasoning for Mushrooms
The seasoning for mushrooms in this dish is super simple: it is just salt and pepper. You cook the mushrooms with onions and garlic, then add the sauce if desired, which really intensifies the flavors of the dish. You just gotta love a simple recipe where the flavors stand out so much that it literally only needs salt and pepper.
Mushroom Sauce Substitutions
- Cognac: If you're making steakhouse mushrooms with the sauce, you can substitute cognac for brandy, Madeira wine, or dry white wine, whiskey, rum, bourbon, sherry, red wine, or cooking wine.
- Sliced mushrooms: You can use any variety of mushroom you like best. I use sliced white mushrooms or cremini mushrooms.
How to Store Mushrooms
Store in an airtight container for 3-5 days in the refrigerator.
How to Freeze Cooked Mushrooms
Allow to cool, then add to plastic freezer-safe bags labeled with the freezing date. Store in the freezer for 4-6 months.
What to Serve with Steakhouse Mushrooms
- Smoked Tomahawk Steak
- Sous Vide Ribeye
- Leftover Roast Beef Sandwich
- Grilled Filet Mignon
- See What to Serve with Steak for more side dish ideas!
Try our Truffle Butter Recipe, Steakhouse Mac and Cheese, and Steakhouse Baked Potato next!
This recipe makes an amazing topping for beef tenderloin too - see all of my Sauces for Beef Tenderloin!
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Amazing Mushrooms for Steak
- Wooden spoon or spatula
- 8 ounces cremini mushrooms or white button mushrooms
- ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
- ½ small onion
- ¼ cup Cognac or brandy, Madeira wine, or dry white wine
- 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- ½ cup beef broth
- ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
See our Beef Temperature Chart for helpful tips on cooking any cut of beef!
Cooking the mushrooms
- Set heat to medium and add 1 tablespoon butter to a pan. Once melted, add sliced mushrooms and a pinch of salt and pepper. Saute for 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add garlic and onions to the skillet and saute for another 2-3 minutes.8 ounces cremini mushrooms, ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper, 1 Tablespoon butter, 2 cloves garlic, ½ small onion
If making cognac sauce
- Remove the skillet from heat and add ¼ cup Cognac to the pan. Return to the heat once added. Be careful, as it may flare up! Saute for 1-2 minutes to allow the alcohol to cook down, then add 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, and ½ cup beef broth. Stir, then add ¼ cup heavy whipping cream to the skillet. Stir and allow to cook for 5 minutes until the sauce thickens.1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard, ¼ cup Cognac, 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, ½ cup beef broth
Doubled this recipe and the mushrooms were very good. I used Marsala wine instead of cognac and it worked wonderfully.
Em Beitel says
This is awesome to hear, Cindy! Thank you so much for your comment!