Steak with bourbon mushroom sauce on a white plate with baby potatoes and fresh herbs.

Steak with Bourbon Mushroom Sauce

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Kick up the flavor of your beef with this incredibly flavorful recipe for Steak with Bourbon Mushroom Sauce. You’ll be savoring every single bite and licking your plate clean!

Overhead photo of a strip steak with bourbon mushroom sauce on a white plate with baby new potatoes and fresh herbs.
Buttery bourbon mushroom sauce is the perfect compliment to a thick, juicy steak!

If there’s ever a time when you want to take your steak dinner from plain to spectacular, but you don’t want to fuss with a lot of fiddly preparation, this easy steak recipe is just what you need!

This steak with bourbon mushroom sauce for steak is buttery, bourbony, and bet-your-bottom-dollar, THE BOMB!

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making this bourbon mushroom steak recipe is available at the end of this post. 

Sliced Steak on a plate with potatoes in the background and fresh thyme garnish.

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The ingredient list;

  • Steaks (I used strip steaks)
  • Baby Portobello Mushrooms
  • Shallots
  • Avocado Oil (or other light colored oil)
  • Butter
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Bourbon (I used maple bourbon)
  • Beef Broth or Stock
  • Apple Cider Vinegar (don’t leave this out, it will brighten the completed dish)
  • Salt and Pepper

Steak with mushroom sauce on a white plate with baby potatoes and a glass of bourbon on the rocks in the background.

 

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What are the internal temperatures for cooking steak to specific doneness?

Instant-read meat thermometer

  • Extra Rare (or Bleu) — 80 – 100 degrees, Fahrenheit
  • Rare — 120 – 125 degrees, Fahrenheit
  • Medium Rare — 130 – 135 degrees, Fahrenheit
  • Medium — 140 – 145 degrees, Fahrenheit
  • Medium Well — 150 – 155 degrees, Fahrenheit
  • Well Done — 160 – 175 degrees, Fahrenheit

Don’t want to use (or don’t have) a meat thermometer? No problem. Here’s an easy way to check for the doneness of a steak without one.

 

 

What can I substitute for the bourbon in the recipe if I don’t want to use alcohol?

Great question, and I think you’re going to think I’ve gone off my rocker with this one, but try cream soda.

Yes, you read that correctly! Cream Soda!

The cream soda will give the sauce the same buttery flavor that the bourbon does, but without the alcohol.

I do suggest, however, that if you’re substituting cream soda for the maple bourbon, that you still add about 3 tablespoons of maple syrup (or 1 teaspoon of maple extract) along with the cream soda just to give the sauce an extra depth of flavor and a light touch of sweetness.

Why is cast iron the best pan for searing steaks?

  1. Once your cast iron pan is properly seasoned, it’s naturally non-stick.
  2. Cast iron pans have better heat distribution and hold the heat longer and better than other types of cookware.
  3. Cast iron leaches a small amount of beneficial iron into foods cooked in them. Iron is, unfortunately, lacking in the female diet these days and cooking with cast iron can help maintain healthy iron levels for women.
  4. A proper sear is best from a cast iron pan.
  5. A deep dark color and crust can be achieved in less time using cast iron.
  6. Cast iron is affordable and long-lasting.
  7. You can easily hand down a cast iron pan from generation to generation. If you’re lucky enough to have your grandmother or great-grandmother’s cast iron cookware, hold onto it. It’s a true treasure!!

Wondering how to properly season and store your cast iron cookware? Here’s Martha to give you a quick lesson.

 

For additional information regarding seasoning and care for your cast iron cookware, this article from Lodge Cast Iron covers it all!

 

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Here are a few side dishes and dessert suggestions to go alongside this recipe.

How to make Steak with Bourbon Mushroom Sauce;

  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the steaks which have been seasoned with salt and pepper to the skillet and sear well on both sides (approximately 2-3 minutes per side).
  • Remove the steaks from the skillet, cover, and keep warm.

How to make steak with bourbon mushroom sauce photo tutorial.

  • While the steaks are searing, mince the shallots and slice the mushrooms.

How to make steak with bourbon mushroom sauce photo tutorial.

  • Reduce the heat under the skillet to medium and add the mushrooms and shallots to the pan, stirring well. 
  • Make sure to scrape the browned bits (from searing the steak) from the bottom of the pan.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 – 3 minutes.

How to make steak with bourbon mushroom sauce photo tutorial.

  • Add the butter and the all-purpose flour to the skillet.
  • Stir well to coat the mushrooms in the flour, and cook for 1 – 2 minutes.
  • Add the beef broth (or stock) to the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 – 3 minutes.
  • The sauce will thicken slightly.

How to make steak with bourbon mushroom sauce photo tutorial.

  • TURN OFF THE HEAT and add the bourbon and the cider vinegar to the pan. Stir well.
  • Turn the heat back to medium and continue stirring for an additional 2 – 3 minutes.
  • Return the steaks back to the pan and cook to your desired doneness.

How to make steak with bourbon mushroom sauce photo tutorial.

  • To serve, spoon the bourbon mushroom sauce over the steaks and enjoy!

 

Overhead photo of a steak with bourbon mushroom sauce on a white plate with a green napkin and a glass of bourbon.

 

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Below is the printable recipe card for today’s Steak with Bourbon Mushroom Sauce

If you’ve enjoyed this recipe and look forward to making it (or have already made it), I’d appreciate if you’d take a moment to give it some feedback by way of stars near the comment section at the end of this post. Thank you so much!

5 from 2 votes
Steak with Bourbon Mushroom Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
If there's ever a time when you want to take your steak dinner from plain to spectacular, but you don't want to fuss with fiddly preparation, this easy steak recipe is just what you need!
Course: beef, Easy Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy steak recipe, steak with bourbon mushroom sauce
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 803 kcal
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renée
Ingredients
  • 3 8 ounce strip steaks or your favorite cut, bone in or boneless.
  • teaspoon salt divided
  • 1 teaspoon pepper divided
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil or other light oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 4 cups sliced baby portobello mushrooms
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup maple bourbon
  • ½ cup beef broth or stock
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
Instructions
  1. Season the steaks with 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper.

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil and sear the steaks on both sides until browned.

  3. Remove the steaks from the skillet and keep warm.

  4. Reduce the heat under the skillet to medium. Add the butter, shallots, and mushrooms. Cook, stirring occasionally 2-3 minutes, making sure to scrape up the browned bits that collected on the bottom of the skillet from searing the steaks.

  5. Season the mushrooms with ½ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper. Add the beef broth to the skillet and stir well to combine.

  6. Cook over medium heat for 3-4 minutes until the sauce thickens slightly.

  7. Turn the heat off under the skillet and add the bourbon, and cider vinegar. Stir well to combine. Return the heat to medium.

  8. Add the seared steaks back into the skillet and spoon the bourbon mushroom sauce over the steaks. Cover and cook the steaks to reach your desired doneness.

  9. To serve, spoon the bourbon mushrooms over the steaks and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Steak with Bourbon Mushroom Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 803 Calories from Fat 513
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 57g 88%
Saturated Fat 25g 125%
Cholesterol 177mg 59%
Sodium 1574mg 66%
Potassium 1066mg 30%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 49g 98%
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 0.6%
Calcium 2.4%
Iron 27.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed today’s easy steak recipe with its amazing bourbon mushroom sauce as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to you!

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Steak with Bourbon Mushroom Sauce is everything a steak dinner should be!

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8 Comments


  1. I love this mushroom sauce, it was a great addition to the steak 🙂


  2. What gorgeous mouthwatering photos! Makes me want to lick the screen clean. lol I love a steak with a good sauce and usually make a red wine sauce but I love the sound of a mushroom bourbon sauce too. I’m going to try it next time around.

    • Thanks, Linda! I appreciate the comments regarding the photos. Thank you.
      I know you’ll love the bourbon mushroom sauce. It’s my favorite. Enjoy!!

  3. Jessica Formicola


    I made this for dinner last night and it was a total hit! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe!


  4. What a lovely dish! The sauce sounds positively divine. And those itty bitty potatoes!

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