Pan Seared Sirloin Steak with Mushroom Sauce – One skillet recipe for a perfectly tender, melt-in-your-mouth sirloin steak topped with the most incredible creamy mushroom sauce.
Pan Seared Sirloin Steak with Mushroom Sauce is a tender, meaty steak in full-flavored creamy gravy packed with fresh mushrooms and garlic. This easy, yet extraordinary meal is prepared in just one pan and it’s done in under 30 minutes.
Original post was published on February 4th, 2014; updated with new photos and content on February 20th, 2018
Few weeks ago, our local grocer had this insane sale on all its steaks, and I got these meaty bad boys for 2 bucks each. TWO BUCKS!$! It was a Valentine’s Day special, and SPECIAL IT WAS! You better believe I stocked up on steaks, and you’ll know I did because, I plan to share another steak recipe next week… and the week after that… and the week after that. We ate a lot of steak this month.
Working off of my Pan Seared Steak with Cognac Sauce recipe, I opted to make this mushroom loaded pan seared sirloin steak deliciousness, reminiscent of your favorite Steak House menu item.
First, let’s discuss about cooking steak in a skillet.
HOW TO COOK STEAK IN A SKILLET
- Your cast-iron skillet is the ultimate tool for preparing a perfect steak recipe.
- We start by melting garlicky butter in our skillet, then searing the steaks in said skillet for a few minutes, creating flavorful browning on all sides.
- When steaks are done, we remove them from the skillet and set aside for a moment.
- Sliced mushrooms are added to the same skillet and cooked until slightly tender.
- A splash of evaporated milk or half & half will also be added to the skillet, creating our finished gravy with amazing mushroom flavors.
- Transfer steaks back into the skillet; spoon the sauce all around the steaks and serve.
When cooking your steak, keep in mind how you want it cooked; rare, medium rare, well done, etc… as this will determine how long you should cook your steaks. Follow these guidelines:
Guide for Steak Doneness
(please use a meat thermometer)
- 140F internal temperature for RARE
- 145F internal temperature for MEDIUM RARE
- 160F internal temperature for MEDIUM
- 170F internal temperature for WELL DONE
For the mushroom sauce, considering their meaty texture and nutritional benefits – low fat, cholesterol free, a good source of protein, and so on – I almost always use baby portobello in my sauces.
To prepare the sauce, a touch of beef broth, half & half, and some seasonings are added to the mushrooms, creating a tasty and super creamy sauce to go with our steak dinner.
Please Please PLEASE serve with a glass of wine, m’kay? 🙂
MORE STEAK RECIPES:
- Oven Grilled Steak
- Jack Daniel’s Grilled Steak Recipe
- Grilled Flank Steak with Avocado Chimichurri Sauce
- Steak Fajita Roll-Ups
PERFECT SIDE DISH RECIPES TO GO WITH YOUR STEAK:
- Asparagus with Lemon Butter Sauce
- Garlicky Lemon-Parmesan Broccoli
- Garlic Brown Butter Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Carrots
- Garlic Butter Asparagus Pasta
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TOOLS AND INGREDIENTS USED IN THIS RECIPE
One skillet recipe for a perfectly tender, melt-in-your-mouth sirloin steak topped with the most incredible creamy mushroom sauce.
- 4 (4 ounces each) top sirloin steaks, at room temperature
- coarse salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
- 4 tablespoons butter divided
- 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
- 4 garlic cloves smashed
- 8 ounces baby portobello mushrooms sliced
- salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons low sodium beef broth
- 1 cup half and half you can also use evaporated milk or heavy cream
- dried parsley for garnish
Prepare steaks by seasoning with salt and pepper.
Add 2 tablespoons butter, Italian Seasoning, and smashed garlic cloves to a cast iron skillet and melt over medium-high heat.
Add steaks to skillet and cook until brown and cooked to desired doneness, about 3 to 4 minutes per each side for medium-rare.
Do not crowd the skillet - cook the steaks two at a time.
Remove steaks from skillet, set aside and keep covered.
In the same skillet, add remaining 2 tablespoons butter and melt over medium-high heat.
Stir in sliced mushrooms and season with salt and pepper; cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until just tender.
Pour in the beef broth and let cook for another minute.
Add half and half and continue to cook for 2 more minutes, or until heated through.
Plate steaks and top with mushroom sauce.
Garnish with dried parsley and serve.
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