Generic Yet Decadent Mushroom Sauce

Andy Anderson !


This recipe is for a generic, but decadent mushroom sauce that pairs well with most beef dishes. It’s relatively easy to make, and can be created, while the steaks or other beef cuts are cooking away.

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10 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


2 Tbsp
sweet butter, unsalted
1 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
2 slice
applewood smoked bacon, chopped
1 1/2 c
button mushrooms, sliced; including the stems
1 clove
garlic, minced
1 pinch
cayenne pepper
salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/2 Tbsp
dried basil, and oregano
1/2 c
heavy cream
1/4 c
dry white wine (chardonnay, or sauvignon blanc)

How to Make Generic Yet Decadent Mushroom Sauce


  • 1Add the bacon to a sauté pan, and cook over medium high heat, until cooked, but not crispy.
  • 2Add the butter to the pan.
  • 3When the foaming subsides add the mushrooms, and sauté until the mushrooms have given up their moisture, and are slightly browned, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  • 4Add the garlic, cayenne, basil, and oregano, and sauté for 2 minutes.
  • 5Chef’s Note: Make sure to keep the pan active, so that nothing burns.
  • 6Mix the wine with the cream, and then add it to the pan. Continue stirring until the liquid is reduced by half, about 4 to 6 minutes.
  • 7Taste the sauce, and then add a small amount of salt & pepper, (if necessary) and then taste again.

    Salt & taste… Salt & taste… our instructor would say to us… How can you hope to be a chef, if you don't taste your work.
  • 8Take the pan off heat, and spoon the sauce over your beef cut…
  • 9Chef’s Note: Although the dynamics of the sauce will change, if you’re opposed to wine, you can substitute a good chicken stock.
  • 10Chef's Note: If you have a nice cut of beef cooking, and you have some nice pan juices, you could add them to the sauce, and that would only add flavor.

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About Generic Yet Decadent Mushroom Sauce

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy