Red Wine Mushroom Sauce

Dana and I love grilled steaks.  However, after a few steak dinners, it can get a little old.  The best way to spice up a steak dinner is to add a sauce to the steak.   There is nothing that compliments a great steak better than a nice mushroom sauce.  I came up with sauce after watching Dana saute up some mushrooms for her Marsala sauce.  I figured I could make a nice sauce using a similar method.  The sauce came out great and will now become a staple in the household.

Red Wine Mushroom Sauce

In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.

Shrooms

Add the mushrooms, garlic and onions.

Start to Saute

Cook, stirring frequently, until the mushrooms are tender and just start to brown, about 12 minutes. Don’t worry, the mushrooms will first release their liquid before the liquid is cooked out and the mushrooms fully cook.

Continue to cook

Add the broth and red wine and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the liquid is reduced by half, roughly 12 minutes.

Add the red wine

Stir in the thyme, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.

Reduced

Set aside and keep warm until your steaks are ready to serve.

Perfectly cooked

Serve your steaks with the sauce over them.

Red Wine Mushroom Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
The perfect complement to a grilled steak.
Course: Sauce
Servings: 4
Author: Rex
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • two 8-ounce packages sliced mushrooms
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 small onion minced
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 tsp fresh parsley + extra for garnish
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
  2. Add the mushrooms, garlic and onions.
  3. Cook, stirring frequently, until the mushrooms are tender and just start to brown, about 12 minutes.
  4. Add the broth and red wine and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the liquid is reduced by half, roughly 12 minutes.
  5. Stir in the thyme, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
  6. Set aside and keep warm.
  7. After you cook up your steak serve it with the sauce over it.

This sauce is delicious and complements grilled steaks perfectly.  The best thing about this sauce is that it works great as a side too.

Rex is an avid griller, barbecuer and bacon enthusiast. He is the Pitmaster for the Rex BBQ competition team. Rex was also featured on the TV show American Grilled. If you have any questions or wish to have Rex decode your favorite dish, click on the ASK REX link in the menu above.

2 Comments

  1. nibblemethis Reply

    I'm like you. Steak doesn't NEED anything other than salt and pepper when done right, but sometimes I just WANT something different. Like this red wine sauce, perfect for steak.

  2. i Have always wanted to try this but now the recipe is in front of me so voila i am taking the plunge. Thanks kindly.

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