Jim's Easy Mushroom Sauce for Steak

"This is a rich, wonderful mushroom sauce my husband found. He made a steak dinner for me (and the kids) so I could enjoy watching the Oscars. This was my favorite part of the dinner! It's fantastic!"
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Ready In:
2 cups




  • Saute mushrooms in butter and oil for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add red wine and simmer for a few minutes.
  • Add beef broth and simmer to reduce a bit, about 5 minutes.
  • Combine flour and cold water and whisk until smooth. Stir into the mushrooms until well blended.
  • Season to taste and simmer for about 1 minute, until thickened. If too thick, add a bit more broth.
  • Add parsley.

Questions & Replies

  1. If I don't have red wine is there anything else I can sub it with to get the same great taste?


  1. I added a finely diced onion and 2 small cloves of garlic. Delicious
  2. I have made this for many years now. I do use fresh parsley, minced garlic and sometimes a minced onion to give it extra flavor boost- just bc that is my preference. I always use a cabernet that I would also drink. It's worth the extra expense. I love your website and emails. Thank you for sharing.
  3. This was easy to make and very nice :-). Definately worth trying to see if you like it. I kept to the recipe but intend to play with it to make it even better! I used a homemade beef stock so didn't add any further herbs etc except the Parsley at the end. I think other reviewed mentioned the addition of Onions which sounds a common-sense option, plus the usual Garlic. It is a great sauce to make your own and put your own touches to it. I have modified this to fit Pork (white wine & chicken stock) and that has worked well. Give it a go!
  4. This recipe came out just amazing. Great flavor over the steaks we cooked on the grill tonight. We used pinot noir for the wine and Kittencal's beef broth which always makes every dish special.
  5. FANTASTIC!! I made this to accompany our Sunday dinner which was NY Strip, mashed potatoes, and asparagus, and my family LOVED IT!!! I didn’t have a dry red ??, but I did have a red sweet, and it turned out wonderful. I plan on taking the advice of another reviewer and add onions and garlic the next time I make it...THANK YOU for the AWESOME recipe...definitely a keeper. Bon Appetite!


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