Thursday, January 14, 2010

What's at Steak?

Whenever I dine out and see pasta with steak or salad with steak I turn my nose up. I just don't think it sounds good and they don't seem to belong together. Steak goes with potatoes, period. Steak and potatoes are like cookies and milk - hard to say one without the other.

Since I feel so strongly about that pairing I am not exactly sure what intrigued me about this dish. But the second I saw it in this month's Cooking Light I was sure I would make it. And I am so glad I did - this dish was hearty and mouth watering. The mushroom sauce was the perfect compliment to the succulent steak! Another great benefit of this dish was the short cooking time. For such an elegant dish, it came together in no time flat.

Steak Tips with Peppered Mushroom Sauce
Adapted from Cooking Light January 2010

Yield: 4 servings

  • 3 cups uncooked egg noodles
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 pound top sirloin steak, cut into 3/4-inch pieces, fat trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots
  • 1 (10-ounce) package presliced baby bella mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups fat-free, less-sodium beef broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves (optional)

1. Cook noodles according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain.

2. While noodles cook, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add steak; sauté 5 minutes, browning on all sides.

Remove from pan; cover.

3. Melt butter in pan over medium-high heat. Add shallots

and mushrooms; sauté 4 minutes.

Add garlic; sauté 30 seconds. Stir in Worcestershire Sauce. Sprinkle flour over mushroom mixture; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.

Gradually add broth, stirring constantly with a whisk.

Add pepper, salt, and thyme sprigs.

Bring to a boil; cook 2 minutes or until thickened. Return beef to pan; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated.

Discard thyme sprigs. Garnish with thyme leaves, if desired.


Allison said...

Ummmm YUMMY!!

NAMMO said...


Katerina said...

Have you tried a Thai Beef Salad? Flank Steak and lots of cilantro and fish sauce, so good! There is a place for steak with things other than potatoes, I am a believer.

The Chef In My Head said...

I was going to make soup today, I have just changed my mind! It will not stop raining here today and I just happen to have all the ingredients on hand - no need to get out in the weather. Happy Friday - LeslieMichele

incrediblecrunchyflavor said...

i'm really not much of a meat-eater, but this looked so good now i'm craving it!

DocChuck said...

It's great that you didn't wait any longer in life to discover steak and pasta, or what we Southerners generally call it, Beef Tips and Noodles.

I love to slow-cook 1-inch cubes of stew beef and mushroom sauce, then serve over wide egg noodles. One of our favorite meals.

Natalie said...

wow this looks great, and easy at that! i'll have to give this a try one of these days!!

teresa said...

we made this one too, lol! we loved this one, so full of flavor, i LOVE your pictures!

Julie said...

Wow...that looks really delicious! Gonna bookmark it!

Lazy_Ducky said...

Elizabeth! The mushroom sauce is great ides for steak. I was planning a sirloin steaks for late lunch today, will make your mushroom sauce to go with them. Step-by-step pictures are great! Thank you, following your blog from now on :-))))

Victor said...

I love the mushroom sauce. Now you're making me hungry.

Don said...

Damn. I so not needed to see this post today. LOL.

Delicious looking. I want to say that I have eaten this particular dish at a dinery once or twice.

Nice blog.

Anonymous said...

I just made this for my husband and I for dinner, and we loved it! Your blog makes recipes so easy to follow. Thank you!

Adrienne said...

Trying this with elk steak tomorrow. I'll be sure to comment with my results. Thanks for the inspiration!

Mel- said...

That’s a gorgeous mushroom recipe! Consider submitting it to out Battle Mushroom and win some wild, gourmet mushrooms!

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Steak Enthusiast said...


These photos and this recipe -- they're absolutely fabulous! I loved this so much that I talked about it over at

Keep up the great work!

Steak Enthusiast

Lisa said...

I found your blog while searching for recipes for mushroom tips in wine sauce. I made the mistake of purchasing the wrong cut of meat, we were not able to eat for dinner that night - too tough. So the next day I let it simmer until the meat was tender - delish! The gravy was wonderful, I did add some red wine though to de-glaze the pan ;)

Can't wait to try more of your recipes - next on the list?..... peanut butter muffins!

Anonymous said...

Looks scrumptious, but sure makes it hard to print this recipe with all those pictures