Dad’s Sautéed Steakhouse Mushrooms

These sauteed mushrooms benefit from a TOP SECRET ingredient
Dad’s Sautéed Steakhouse Mushrooms are an easy way to dress up almost any cut of beef… and they have a TOP SECRET ingredient!!!

Dad’s Steakhouse Sautéed Mushrooms owe a huge debt to my beloved’s mom who used to make a mushroom sauce for barbequed steak that was to die for. Early on in our blissful wedded life my spouse’s mom taught me the recipe. I gradually pared it down a bit to suit my own desire to find something to take the place of sautéed mushrooms that used to adorn main courses at a certain steakhouse I used to work at a million years ago. But I stuck close to the basic flavour palette. Daddy loves him some buttery mushrooms sautéed with onions and Worcestershire but he knows when something ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

But, I could never seem to duplicate the taste, try as I might. I can’t tell you how many times I checked the recipe with Dolores just to make certain I hadn’t skipped anything critical. But, it was always the same thing… nothing was missing from the recipe that would make a difference. I guess I just wasn’t a very good cook.

Then, one fateful weekend our children’s grandmother was visiting. I asked her if she wouldn’t mind whipping up ‘the sauce’ while I zoomed around getting everything else ready for a big family BBQ.

So, having a minute to spare, I watched her as out came the cast iron skillet, the onion, the mushrooms, the garlic, Worcestershire, and the soy. Into the pan went the butter, the bacon grease, the…. wait a minute!!!!!! The bacon grease????

There I stood… staring at her back while I called out her name in bitter accusation: ‘Dolores…. you scamp!!!!’ The Cheshire grin on her face told me all I needed to know. I’d been had… by a pro. Ten years it took me to catch her in the act of using her TOP SECRET ingredient.

My dear friend Dolores has since passed and left me all her recipes. She’s sorely missed and fondly, lovingly remembered every day… but, I can’t help but wonder each time I look in that box… which secret ingredients did she leave out?

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Onions, mushrooms, garlic, butter Worcestershire and Soy Sauce are all made better by a TOP Secret ingredient!
INGREDIENTS
2 Tbsp butter
**TOP SECRET INGREDIENT\**
1 large yellow onion (or Spanish), sliced
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
1 lb Cremini Mushrooms, sliced (OR MORE… )
1/2 tsp Kosher salt
1/4 tsp Cracked pepper
Worcestershire Sauce, to taste (approx 1 Tbsp)
Low Sodium Soy Sauce, to taste (approx 2 Tbsp)

**Pssst… 2 tbsp Bacon Grease (Top Secret Veteran Move)**
Sautée Onions in butter and the TOP SECRET ingredient until they turn transparent (approx 5 minutes)
Preheat 10 inch cast iron skillet to medium high then melt butter and Top Secret Ingredient (Bacon Grease)
Sautée Onions until they turn transparent (approx 5 minutes)
Add garlic and stir fry until fragrant (about 30 seconds)
Add garlic and stir fry until fragrant (about 30 seconds)
Add mushrooms and sautée until they start to turn brown and release their juice
Add mushrooms and sautée until they start to turn brown and release their juice.
ALWAYS USE MORE THAN YOU THINK YOU NEED, THEY COOK WAY DOWN!
Add Worcestershire and thoroughly stir. Let things bubble for a minute or two
Add Worcestershire and thoroughly stir.
Let things bubble for a minute or two.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Add soy and thoroughly stir, turn down heat to medium low and let sauce thicken
Add soy and thoroughly stir into the mushrooms and onions.
Turn down heat to medium low and let sauce thicken
Once sauce begins to thicken, turn off heat and cover until ready to serve.
Once sauce begins to thicken, turn off heat and cover until ready to serve.
If you wish, you can add a little beef stock (a Tbsp or two) if things seem too thick or to make something more ‘saucy’.
These sautéed Mushrooms is a perfect topping for almost any cut of beef off the grill or pan fried 'Steakhouse style'
These sautéed Mushrooms are a perfect topping for almost any cut of beef off the grill or pan fried ‘Steakhouse style’

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