Friday, January 22, 2010

WEEKEND FOOD - Steak in a mushroom and creamy cheese sauce

  steak in a cheese and mushroom cream sauce with chips... mmmm

Everyone needs good food for the weekend. I thought this steak with a very easy cheesy mushroom sauce would be great for a weekend relax with a movie or some good company. Just add some chips and you're got plenty of food to keep you going :) and make your tongue tasty happy too :)



Before you start cooking set your oven to 200 degrees celcius (HOT) and let is heat up properly for 15 - 20 minutes. Make sure you have a frying pan that has metal handles so it can go in the oven. Take your favorite cut of steak, salt and then sear (seal) in a very hot pan on top of the stove with a nice generous blob of butter. Let is sizzle and brown and then turn to seal all the sides. Add some thinly sliced onion rings cut in half, some sliced mushrooms and let that cook for about 2 min or so. Then add some cream (about 4 - 6 tablespoons) and then some nicely grated cheese of choice - must be a good melting kind of cheese, cheddar or any nice one you like. place the entire pan in the oven and close the door.
Leave for 5-10 min (this will depend on the thickness of your steak) Check with a knife by inserting it into the middle of the steak to see of blood runs out. I always make a little cut and peer in to the middle of my steak to see how pink it is. Cook until how you would like it - rare, medium rare, medium, well done :)

Serve with chips and( according to some friends) a good glass of red wine


Betty Bake


  1. YUM...oh my goodness, that is one of my favourite things to eat (except sometimes i prefer it with mash potatoes)


  2. yes my husband loves it with mash potatoes too

  3. Hi betty! my email is it was just under my blog introduction. and that's another nice creation. I so wish i could cook like you do!


  4. My steak's sitting in the fridge in a beautiful marinade for tomorrow's lunch braai ;-) This looks awesome though, I'll have to try it!


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