Creamy Blue Cheese Mushroom Red Wine Steak

  • Author: Paula Montenegro
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dishes
  • Method: Stove cooking
  • Cuisine: International


A juicy steak smothered in a creamy mushroom sauce with blue cheese and red wine! A great way to perk up your summer grilling or roasted meats.




For the sauce:

  • ¼ cup  chopped shallots
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried or 3 teaspoons fresh tarragon (or thyme)
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms (such as white or portobellos)
  • 2 cups red wine
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 2 oz 60g sour cream
  • 1 oz 30g blue cheese, crumbled

For the steaks:

  • 4 6- to 8 oz  steaks of your favorite cut (at room tº)
  • 1 teaspoon  dried tarragon
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper


For the sauce:

  1. Heat a few tablespoons of olive oil on a medium skillet or saucepan.
  2. Add tarragon and mushrooms, and cook a few minutes without stirring, until mushrooms are golden on the bottom.
  3. Stir a bit and keep cooking until the liquid is evaporated.
  4. Season with salt and pepper and add wine and stock.
  5. Reduce to about half a cup of liquid, and then add the sour cream. Mix until combined.
  6. Add the blue cheese and let melt. Stir to combine and reserve.

For the steaks:

  1. Heat a steak griddle or skillet over medium/low heat.
  2. Rub the meat with some olive oil and sprinkle with salt and tarragon on both sides.
  3. Sear both sides on the griddle, about 2 minutes on each side.
  4. Then cook until done to your taste (see note above), turning it so it cooks properly. If the steaks are thick it might take up to 15 minutes or so, total. Don’t rush it.
  5. Let the steaks wait for 5 minutes after you remove them from the heat source before slicing them.
  6. Serve with the heated sauce, some extra crumbled blue cheese on top and a simple tomato salad.


You can use tenderloin, boneless rib eye or rump steak for this recipe.

For tips on how to cook a great steak, go to this link .

Keywords: blue cheese steak, mushroom steak