Pan Seared Steak with Garlic Butter and Mushroom Cream Sauce

By Staci

This is delicious. I made it on Saturday evening (sorry, no pics). I had my dad and his wife over for dinner and they liked it too. Well… my dad is not a fan of mushrooms but that was his only complaint. That and there wasn’t enough for seconds.

Pan Seared Steak with Garlic Butter and Mushroom Cream Sauce is not an original recipe of mine. I take no credit in it’s creation. I found it on Pintrest by Cafe Delites. It looked good so I thought I would try it. It was fantastic and I will definitely cook it again.

Pan Seared Garlic Butter Steak & Mushroom Cream Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Seared Garlic Butter Steak & Mushroom Cream Sauce is a perfect dinner! A little butter adds something special to your steak in less than 10 minutes!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings4 people
For Steaks:
  • 4 7-ounce (200 gram) 1-inch thick New York strip steaks (Australian Porterhouse steaks)
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of cracked black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 6 garlic cloves lightly crushed with the back of a knife, divided
  • 6-8 thyme sprigs, divided (or rosemary or parsley)
For Mushroom Sauce:
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1-2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce (OR balsamic vinegar)
  • 1 cup sliced brown mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup light cream or reduced fat cream, (or heavy cream)
  1. Before cooking, allow steaks stand 30 minutes at room temperature. Then season all sides with salt and pepper.

  2. Heat a large cast-iron skillet or pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of oil in and swirl to coat. When pan begins smoking, lay the steaks into the pan away from you, in batches of two and cook 3 minutes on each side or until browned.

  3. Reduce heat to medium-low; add 2 tablespoons of butter, 3-4 sprigs of thyme, and 3 garlic cloves to the pan. Allow the butter to foam a little and baste the steaks (use an oven mitt, hold pan handle and very carefully tilt pan toward you so butter pools in the pan, and baste steaks with a large spoon). Baste constantly while cooking for a further 1-2 minutes, or until the steaks are done to your liking. (For well done steaks, flip them a couple more times while cooking until done to your preference.)

  4. Discard the thyme and garlic from the pan and transfer steaks to a plate. Pour the pan juices over the steaks and let rest for 5 minutes. Repeat with the remaining steaks, then remove them and let rest. (Discard the thyme and garlic, but leave the second lot of pan juices in the pan.)

  5. While steaks are resting, add the crushed garlic to the buttery juices in the pan. Sauté on medium heat for 30 seconds until fragrant. Add the vinegar and mushrooms and cook until soft, then add the cream. Season with salt and pepper to your taste.

  6. Serve steak with the mushrooms sauce and garlic roasted potatoes
Recipe Notes

Optional add-ins for the creamy sauce:  1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard, 1-2 teaspoons brandy or bourbon, 1/4 cup of white wine (reduce first before adding the cream), peppercorns, finely chopped thyme or finely chopped rosemary)

I used heavy cream because I had it in the fridge. And being on a Keto diet, full fats are better. Especially since I struggle with hitting my fat goals every day. I used Worcestershire sauce instead of the Balsamic vinegar. I served mine with a fresh garden salad instead of potatoes.

Let me know if you try this one. I’m interested in your feed back.


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