Cooking your steak in a skillet is just as tasty, especially when covered in a creamy, flavorful mushroom blue cheese sauce
There are days where I really want a steak, but I don't have a grill. Honestly, I don't really know how to work a grill. I mean, I have cooked on a grill probably three times in my life, but grilling is not my personal cooking method of choice.
So instead of using a grill, I used a heavy skillet. And I felt just as satisfied with this method as I would if my steak had been grilled.
Then I took it up a notch by making a mushroom sauce with blue cheese. I know right? Yum!
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I am a big fan of getting as many vegetables into my life everyday, and this mushroom sauce is an excellent way to enjoy veggies. You saute the mushrooms in the skillet that you initially cooked the steak in. Like I said... yum!
Then you add in some broth and cheese to make a sauce. While this is cooking, your steak is having a chance to rest. You never want to cut into a steak right after cooking because all its juices will escape leaving you with a sad, dry steak.
Which makes the mushroom sauce a perfect addition to your steak.
If you happen to not love mushrooms, no worries! Same if you don't love blue cheese.
Use onions instead of mushrooms. You'll want to cook them longer (about 20-30 minutes) so they get nice & caramelized. Caramelized onions are really hard to beat! But the mushrooms make things go a little faster.
If you don't love blue cheese you can use gorgonzola which is a little more mild. Or try something like a gruyere, Swiss or even cheddar.
I wouldn't waste your time with a mild cheese like mozzarella.
Something a few readers requested was more complete meal ideas. So here goes: to make this a meal, I served it with a baked potato on the side. Ok, let's be honest. I microwaved the potato but it was just as good.
You could also serve another grain like rice or quinoa if you wanted it to help absorb some of the sauce. It'd also be really good with roasted potatoes.
If you are doing that, make sure you start those before cooking the steak because it'll only take about 25 minutes to cook the steak & make the sauce.
Steak with Blue Cheese Mushroom Sauce
- 10 oz steak
- 8 oz mushrooms sliced
- 1 TBSP butter
- 1/8 tsp pepper
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup beef broth or water
- 3 oz bleu cheese crumbled
- Preheat your oven to 425*F. Heat a heavy skillet over medium-high heat.
- Season your steak with salt & pepper.
- Add the steak to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes per side. The steak should easily release from the skillet.
- Transfer to the oven for 5-10 minutes depending on the thickness of the steak. (Mine took 8 to get to medium, which is about 160*F)
- Carefully remove the steak from the skillet. Remember that the skillet will be really hot, so use an oven mitt.
- Put the skillet back on the stove and heat over medium. Add the butter and melt.
- Add the mushrooms, and cook stirring occasionally for 7 minutes until their juices release
- Stir in the broth, scraping up any browned bits on the bottom of the pan.
- Simmer for 5 minutes until most of the liquid has absorbed. Stir in 1/4 cup blue cheese
- Slice the steak and serve with the mushroom sauce on top. Crumble the extra few tablespoons of cheese over the sauce and sprinkle with parsley if desired. Enjoy!
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