Bistro Beef Steaks with Wild Mushroom Sauce

Bistro Beef Steaks with Wild Mushroom Sauce
Servings: 4 Start to Finish 30 mins


  • 1 medium onion, cut in half
  • 1 1/4 pounds ground beef
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces sliced assorted fresh mushrooms, such as oyster, crimini, and shiitake (about 3 cups)
  • 1 1/2 cups (12 ounces) beer (preferably honey lager) or nonalcoholic beer
  • 1 0.88 ounce package brown gravy mix
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme or 1/2 tsp. dried thyme, crushed

Make It

1. Finely shred half the onion. Thinly slice remaining onion; set aside.

2. Combine shredded onion, beef, and salt, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Lightly shape into four 1/2-inch-thick oval steaks. Sprinkle tops with additional salt and pepper, as desired.

3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place patties in skillet; cook 10 to 12 minutes to medium doneness (160 degrees F) or until no longer pink in center, turning once. Remove from skillet; keep warm.

4. Add sliced onion, mushrooms, and 1/4 cup of the beer to same skillet; cook over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Combine gravy mix with remaining beer, mixing until smooth; stir into mushroom mixture in skillet. Add half of the thyme; simmer 1 minute or until thickened, stirring frequently. Spoon sauce over patties; sprinkle with remaining thyme.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 351, Fat, total (g): 18, chol. (mg): 89, sat. fat (g): 7, carb. (g): 12, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 29, sodium (mg): 732, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.