This Family-Style Steak with Mixed Mushrooms is a gourmet meal that comes together quickly and easily. Perfectly cooked steak with creamy mushrooms will satisfy all your restaurant cravings at home. Jump to Recipe
This post is sponsored by Dairy Farmers of Canada.
I did not grow up in Canada, so the iconic Milk Calendar was never a part of my childhood. Once I finished university, moved out on my own, and got seriously interested in cooking, Milk Calendar became a staple on my coffee table. The first time I met my husband’s (still just boyfriend at that time) parents at their home, I was delighted to see the calendar on their kitchen wall. The Milk Calendar contains a delicious collection of nutritious and easy family recipes featuring milk and dairy products, with gorgeous and mouth-watering photographs. It’s a time-honoured tradition that finds its way to close to 2 million Canadians every year.
I love dairy. I eat dairy every day and I believe that milk and various dairy products are an important part of our diet and healthy lifestyle. Perhaps, that’s my Russian roots talking. Milk was not a staple in my diet, yet dairy was. I grew up drinking Kefir, Ryazhenka, and Prostokvasha. Kefir is becoming more and more common in the supermarkets here, but Ryazhenka and Prostokvasha can still only be found in the specialty Russian supermarkets; however they are made in Canada with Canadian milk. Farmers Cheese is often considered an almost miracle product in Russia. Made by heating up milk with a little bit of buttermilk or sour cream and letting it curdle, it is used in cakes, cookies, and hundreds of other recipes. Most notably, it is eaten on its own with just a little bit of fruit jam, similarly how yogurt is eaten in other countries. Dairy is one of my favourite food groups and with the Milk Calendar it is easy to incorporate it in many healthy and delicious recipes.
This year’s Milk Calendar features 19 amazing recipes developed by the accomplished food writer and recipe developer Heather Trim. The calendar is a great resource that will help you incorporate dairy into your lifestyle. Visit milkcalendar.ca to learn how to get a copy or to download a pdf version of the calendar.
I tested the Family-Style Steak with Mixed Mushrooms dish, which is the recipe for April. It comes together easily and the result is a restaurant quality meal. It is something that you would get at an upscale eatery and think that the chef slaved over the meal for hours. It’s pleasantly surprising that it takes under 30 minutes to prepare this Family-Style Steak with Mixed Mushrooms, and much of the actual cooking takes place in the oven. It’s classy, it’s cozy, it’s satisfying. It’s healthy, it’s delicious!
I’ve never cooked thick flat grilling steak before and was surprised at how easy and flavourful it was to prepare. Just sear for two minutes on both sides and then cook at a high temperature in the oven for 10 minutes. I cooked for a few minutes longer as I was going to share this steak with Baby and wanted the meat to be cooked more. I did check the internal temperature after the allotted 10 minutes and it was just as expected at a nice medium-rare. The mushroom sauce made with 100% Canadian milk is absolutely fabulous. It is so easy to prepare also. Just sauté the mushrooms for a few minutes until they softened, then add a bit of flour, milk, and let the mixture cook until thickened. The sauce is velvety, earthy, and creamy. You would never believe it is made with 2% milk and not with cream or cream cheese. This Family-Style Steak with Mixed Mushrooms is such a satisfying meal. It is easy and fast enough to make during the week for a quick dinner and it’s elegant and fancy enough to serve to guests.
Family-Style Steak with Mixed Mushrooms
- 1 lb (500 g) 2-inch (5 cm) thick grilling steak such as culotte or hanger, or whole tri-tip roast
- ½ tsp (2 mL) salt, divided
- Freshly ground pepper
- 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter, divided
- 1 lb (500 g) mixed types of mushrooms, sliced
- 1 tsp (5 mL) dried thyme leaves
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp (5 mL) Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tbsp (15 mL) all-purpose flour
- 1 cup (250 mL) milk
- ¼ cup (60 mL) chopped fresh parsley
- Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C). Score top of steak then season with ¼ tsp (1 mL) each of salt and pepper.
- Melt 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter in an ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add steak; sear for 2 min on each side. Place in oven, then roast for 10 min. Take internal temperature; depending on cut used, you may need to roast up to 10 more min (medium-rare is 140°F/60°C). Temperature will rise slightly when steak stands.
- In a large frying pan, melt remaining 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter over medium heat. Add mushrooms, thyme, garlic, remaining ¼ tsp (1 mL) salt and pepper to taste. Stir frequently for 8 min or until mushrooms have softened. Stir in Worcestershire.
- Stir in flour; gradually stir in milk. Stirring, bring to a boil. Stir frequently until sauce-like in consistency, about 4 min. Stir in parsley.
- Transfer steak to a cutting board; let stand for 5 min. Thinly slice across the grain. Serve with mushroom sauce.
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I am absolutely loving the Milk Calendar posts! What a fun and fantastic resource you have up there. This dish has such classic and comforting flavor pairings and sounds perfect for a busy night. I often buy tri-tip, so I know how I’ll be making it the next time I see it at the market!
Thank you! Yes, this Milk Calendar is iconic in Canada and free! And photos are beautiful with delicious recipes. I hope you try the mushroom sauce with your steak
It has been TOO long since I bought a calendar! I used to love them.. I really should get one this year and hang it on the fridge. This one sounds so pretty! And the mushrooms for this steak sounds so GOOD! I don’t eat enough mushrooms- and mushrooms with thyme are pretty much the best thing ever!
Mushrooms and thyme are a classic combination. And the calendar is amazing. So many delicious recipes and absolutely gorgeous photos!
I love the sound of this so much! When we cook steak we keep it really simple, but I’m getting tired of the same old steak over and over again. I will have to try this, and soon!
The actual steak is still simple, but the sauce is what makes it so special!
I never heard about this Milk calendar, but I am sure I would like it, even just for the cheese. Those mushrooms look amazing, perfect match for a steak.
Yes, the calendar is very famous here in Canada!
Oh this looks perfect! And I can;t believe it comes together so quickly – I’ll grab the ingredients next time I’m out & give it a go. Thank you 🙂
I hope you try this recipe as it is very tasty and quite easy to make
A calendar with recipes sounds so perfect and a great coffee table book! The steak looks perfectly cooked and those mushrooms are calling my name! Delicious! Definitely a restaurant type meal made easily at home. Yum!!
Totally something you’d pay a lot of money at a restaurant, yet made at home, so much healthier and so easy!
Teri Stephens says
Love this recipe. Such a comforting yet elegant meal, I think. Great pics, too.
Thank you so much. And you are right, cozy and elegant!
Patty @ Spoonabilities says
This looks so good! I love steak and mushrooms. What an amazing dinner!
Steak and mushrooms is a classic meals!
Stefanie - Sarcastic Cooking says
I have never heard of those two Russian milks before. I’m intrigued! I find myself making dishes like this more often in winter. Thick hanger steak is so hearty and comforting especially covered in this creamy mushroom sauce. Literally anything with mushrooms and I’m sold!
Prostokvasha is sort of similar to soured milk and tastes a bit like kefir but still different. Ryazhenka, on the other hand, is absolutely amazing. It’s cream coloured because it’s made with baked milk and it’s slightly sweet from all the natural sugars. It’s soooo good!
Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy says
Wow…this looks delicious. I love steak and mushrooms….and that sauce would be perfect on rice or mashed potatoes. Don’t you just LOVE all the recipes in this calendar? So glad to be part of this tasty campaign.
Thanks, Gloria! It was really good and the sauce was so delicious. I can even imagine it sprinkled with some cheese and broiled in the oven for a delicious appetizer/dip.