Mushroom and Wine Steak Sauce is a superb simple sauce that all home cooks should know. This covers a perfect steak with body and flavour without detracting from the steak. Steak and mushrooms have always been the best companions but include broth and vegetables and you have perfection. However this sauce, served with a steak on a bed of rice is a main dish that will have people queuing at the door to try. However, this is a sauce that can be used with other meats. I have used this mushroom sauce with lamb and chicken. I have even used it as the sauce in a chicken pot pie.
Mushroom and Wine Steak Sauce
- Rinse, pat dry and slice mushrooms (makes about 1 ¼ cups). In a saucepan melt butter. Add mushrooms, onion and garlic; sauté until golden, about 5 minutes.
- Stir in broth, tomato paste and black pepper. Bring to the boiling point. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes.
- Blend cornstarch with water. Mix some of the hot mushroom sauce into cornstarch mixture and return to saucepan; cook and stir until clear and thickened. Stir in wine. Cook until hot.