You don’t need to visit a fancy steakhouse to eat like a king or queen at home. Learn how to make the most delectable sauteed mushrooms and onions in just 15 minutes all in the comforts of your own home!
Have you ever dined at a swanky steakhouse and they offer a variety of sauces to pair with your plump and juicy steak? I always get adventurous and try one of the sauces. I love to have sautéed onions with my steak, and my husband loves to have mushrooms with his. I’m sharing how you can bring the steakhouse into the comforts of your own home with my easy recipe for Steakhouse Onions and Mushrooms in Red Wine Sauce. They are also known as mushrooms in red wine sauce.
Since giving birth to my first born, Ryder I’ve craved steak all the time! All my life I’ve been a flexatarian, and now since having a baby I’ve turned into a carnivore.
They say your body craves what it needs… beef has Zinc, Iron and Protein –nutrients that are essential to a healthy, balanced diet. Did you know that there are 29 cuts of beef that are lean (less than 10g total fat, 4.5g saturated fat and 95mg cholesterol per 3.5-ounce serving). The best way to find a lean cut, look for ‘round’ or ‘loin’ in the name (i.e. strip loin, tenderloin, round roast).
Whenever I make steaks I pair it with loaded twice baked potatoes. These twice baked potatoes freeze easily and are the perfect side dish to pair with any steak dinner. Just defrost and bake to warm and crisp! I also like to grill asparagus while the steaks cook. While our meal cooks on the grill that’s when I sautéed the onions and mushrooms and then added in the ingredients for the red wine sauce.
- Unsalted Butter – I typically use only salted butter in my home. But I find I like to use unsalted for this recipe.
- Vidalia Onion – If you can get your hands on a Vidalia always go with that type of onion. They are naturally sweeter and my favorite to cook with! But an every day yellow or even white Spanish onion will work.
- Garlic – Minced garlic helps develop flavors and gives this side dish a steakhouse feel.
- White Mushrooms – I typically always use white mushrooms whenever I’m making mushrooms in red wine sauce.
- Red Wine – Use whatever red wine you plan to drink with dinner!
- Dijon Mustard – I feel like this is the secret ingredient that gives the tang and balances the acidity from the red wine.
- Parsley – I love to use fresh parsley for this recipe. But if you don’t have fresh you can always use the dried herb.
- Salt & Pepper – This is something that I always recommend once you are done cooking. Taste your food and decide if you need to add a little salt and pepper to the sauce.
How to Cook Sauteed Mushrooms and Onions
- In a sauté pan, heat one tablespoon of butter. Melt on medium-high heat and then cook onion, garlic, and mushrooms until soft about 5 minutes. Remove all but a spoonful of onion/mushroom mixture and place into a bowl.
- In the same sauté pan whisk in wine and Dijon mustard. Reduce by half (about 5 minutes) over medium heat. Slowly whisk in butter. Remove from heat and place the onion/mushroom mixture back in the pan add parsley and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve on top of your favorite steak.
Here are a few of the frequently asked questions people ask about sauteed mushrooms and onions.
To cook mushrooms all the way through I suggest cooking 4-5 minutes on medium heat in a saute pan.
No need to submerge and rinse mushrooms. Instead, take a damp paper towel and wipe down each mushroom to remove any dirt or residue that might be stuck on the mushroom.
Yes, you can eat but the button and stem of a white mushroom. If you plan to eat the stem, just make sure you trim off the very end of the stem.
Do you know how to cook steak on the grill? I use to be intimidated until I learned. Now, I have no fear of grilling steaks. Keep these tips in mind when grilling steaks and you will be a pro in no time!
-Place your steaks on the counter 10-15 minutes before your going to cook them. You want to take the chill off them so they can cook more evenly.
-Make sure your grill is super hot. Searing each side of the steak for 1-2 minutes to lock in the juices. Then lower the flame to medium-low heat.
-Try to limit the number of times you flip your steaks.
Always cover your grill while cooking. Keeping the grill cover closed will help food cook more quickly.
-Always use an instant-read thermometer to ensure the steak is done to your likeness. *Rare – 140 degree Fahrenheit
*Medium Rare – 145 degree Fahrenheit
*Medium – 160 degree Fahrenheit
*Well Done – 170 degree Fahrenheit
-Let steaks sit for a few minutes before serving to keep the juices inside the meat.
-Stay food safe by washing everything that comes in contact with raw meat.
Tips & Tricks
Here are a few of my favorite tips and tricks I’ve found helpful when making this recipe.
- Work Fast – This recipe cooks extremely fast. It’s best to have everything prepped and ready to go!
- Red Wine – Use whatever wine you like to drink. If you don’t drink red wine pick up an inexpensive table red wine.
- Garnish – Give the extra steakhouse feel and garnish with a sprig or two of fresh thyme.
If you are cooking a steakhouse style dinner, it’s only fitting you have some appetizers, side dishes, and desserts to go with it!
- Spinach Artichoke Dip
- Mushroom Cappuccino
- Slow Cooker Creamed Spinach
- Grilled Asparagus in Foil
- Baked Cheddar and Chive Mashed Potatoes
- Cauliflower-Leek Puree
- Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes
- Crabby Cheese with Mac & Peas
- Berry Crostata
- Dark Chocolate Cheesecake
If you make this sauteed mushrooms and onions with wine recipe, I would be honored and love for you to take the time to leave a star rating and comment! I spend hours developing and testing these recipes, and always love to hear feedback and user experience!
Sauteed Mushrooms and Onions
- Frying Pan
- Stove Top
- Remove from heat and place the onion/mushroom mixture back in the pan add parsley and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve on top of your favorite steak. Add a sprig of fresh thyme for garnish.
- Cleaning Mushrooms – Wipe the dirt off of mushrooms using a damp cloth. Do not dredge mushrooms in water to rinse.
- Red Wine – Use whatever red wine you plan to enjoy with dinner. If you don’t drink wine, you can use an inexpensive dry red wine.
- Herbs – Add fresh thyme at the end to add additional flavors to the sauce.
- Garnish – Top steaks with mushrooms and a sprig of fresh thyme for additional garnish.