Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

After doing some research, it appears that this one is a German recipe although I haven't been able to determine it's origin. A recipe adoption. Note: This is a classic Hungarian recipe, not German. Classic Hungarian ingredients include mushrooms, sour cream and Hungarian paprika. Also, Esterhazy is the name of a noble Hungarian family and there is a castle with that name outside of Budapest.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat your oven for broiling.
  2. In a large pan, saute the mushrooms, carrot, and shallot or green onion in butter.
  3. Add paprika, salt, sour cream, and Worcestershire sauce.
  4. Simmer for 2 minutes, but do not allow the mixture to boil.
  5. Broil the steaks to desired range, place on serving platter, and top with sauce.
  6. Serve with potatoes, noodles, and vegetables. Also good with a hearty red wine or ale.


Most Helpful

A true home run. With only two of us there was some sauce left over. I put it on poached eggs the next morning. WOW. Another Home run. Thanx

Alvin Towriss May 04, 2002

Esterhazy is a town in Saskatchewan any connection? I loved this sauce. Instead of the sour cream I did my 2% cottage cheese whipped trick and only used 1 tbsp butter. Also I used "ashleyd" way to cook steaks - brown both sides of the steak on high, remove from pan and wrap in double foil for 10-15 minutes depending on the thicknes of the steak, then pour the sauce over the perfectly done steak. I haven't tryed this way to cook a really thick steak but for apuny 1/2 - 3/4 " it is perfect!Thanks for a really good sauce

Bergy July 04, 2002

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