Steak with mushroom sauce

A perfectly cooked steak, homemade sauce and veggies can be a delicious meal for a special occasion. The mushroom sauce is prepared with fresh mushrooms, onions, milk and thyme, instead of pre-prepared sauce mixes or soup powders, which can be very unhealthy.

Ready in

45 mins

Serving size

Serves 4


  • 4 tsp (20 ml) sunflower oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 250 g mushrooms, halved and sliced
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) cake flour
  • 1 cup (250 ml) low-fat milk
  • lemon juice and black pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp (2,5 ml) dried thyme
  • 4 x 160 g steaks or chops, all fat removed
  • ½ tsp (2,5 ml) salt


  1. Heat half the oil in a pan and fry onion and mushrooms until tender and browned.
  2. Stir in flour until absorbed and add milk a little at a time. Stir well to form a sauce.
  3. Simmer for a few minutes to thicken. Season with lemon juice, pepper, Worcestershire sauce and thyme.
  4. Heat rest of the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Fry meat for 5-7 minutes on the one side.
  5. Sprinkle with half the salt and season with lemon juice and black pepper. Turn over.
  6. Fry for another 5-7 minutes and season again. Steak or chops should still be juicy when cooked.
  7. Serve meat immediately with mushroom sauce, butternut and a salad or green veggies.


  1. Serve steak with the Chakalaka sauce.
  2. Remember not to have red meat more than 2-3 times a week.

This recipe is from Cooking from the heart, 1st edition

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