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.


★★★★★ 2 votes

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
  • 1/2 c
    dry white wine (chardonnay, or sauvignon blanc)

How to Make Generic Yet Decadent Mushroom Sauce


  1. Add the bacon to a sauté pan, and cook over medium high heat, until cooked, but not crispy.
  2. Add the butter to the pan.
  3. When 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.
  4. Add the garlic, cayenne, basil, and oregano, and sauté for 2 minutes.
  5. Chef’s Note: Make sure to keep the pan active, so that nothing burns.
  6. Mix 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.
  7. Taste 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.
  8. Take the pan off heat, and spoon the sauce over your beef cut…
  9. Chef’s Note: Although the dynamics of the sauce will change, if you’re opposed to wine, you can substitute a good chicken stock.
  10. Chef'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

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