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Mushroom Smothered Steak from What's for Dinner Mom

I used to think that a 16 ounce steak wasn’t enough to feed a family of four, it had to be 4 16 ounce steaks, after creating Smothered Steak I know it’s just not true. This a great creative way to use a very small amount of meat to make a bountiful meal, or at least it feels like one. The mushrooms may seem like they are playing second string to the steak but in the end you’ll realize they are the ones doing all the secret behind the scenes work of “being meaty”. Mushrooms and steak, steak and mushrooms, a beautiful combination.

Mushroom Smothered Steak
serves 4
You will need a large skillet with a lid for the recipe

  • 16 ounce Rib Eye Steak
  • 1 pound button mushrooms, cleaned and stems cut off
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 TBSP butter divided
  • 1 TBSP white wine vinegar
  1. Place a large skillet over medium high heat, allowing the pan to get hot
  2. Add the steak in the hot pan (it should sizzle loudly)
  3. Pour the whole cleaned mushrooms over the steak
  4. Sprinkle a good pinch of salt over the top and a dash of pepper
  5. Cook the steak for 2 minutes then turn, push the mushrooms aside and make sure the full steak is in contact with the pan
  6. Re-cover with the mushrooms
  7. Sprinkle a good pinch of salt over the top and a dash of pepper
  8. Cook for another 2 minutes
  9. Remove from heat, lay 1 TBSP of butter on top of the steak and cover the pan with the lid
  10. Allow the steak to rest for 3-4 minutes then set steak on serving platter covered with the lid to keep warm
  11. Return the pan to the heat then whisk in the TBSP of vinegar and the last TBSP of butter to the pan juices and mushrooms
  12. Bring to simmer, cook and stir until the sauce is reduced by about a 1/3
  13. Slice the steak and divide between four plates, spooning mushrooms over the top and some of the sauce as well
  14. Serve with crusty bread to soak up the sauce