Juicy Red Wine Steak Recipe for Meat Lovers

Are you looking for a delicious and fancy dinner recipe to impress your guests or indulge in a special meal? Look no further than this Red Wine Steak and Mushrooms recipe. The key ingredients are red wine, fresh thyme sprigs, garlic clove, chives, and mushrooms, creating a savory and robust flavor that will leave your taste buds dancing.

Whether you’re a meat lover or not, this recipe will certainly satisfy your appetite. The sauce made with red wine and mushrooms is perfect for accentuating the juicy flavor of the steak while adding an earthy aroma to the dish. I assure you that this recipe will make your dinner table one to remember.

What’s more important is that this red wine steak pairs well with different types of red wine such as Côtes de Fronsac Red. The richness of the steak complements the boldness and complexity of the wine beautifully.

Follow along with me to learn how to make this amazing dish that will surely be a crowd-pleaser at any dinner party or occasion.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Red Wine Steak and Mushrooms
Red Wine Steak and Mushrooms

Are you tired of the same old steak recipe? Look no further, because this red wine steak and mushrooms recipe is about to become your new favorite dish.

This dish has so much to offer and can satisfy even the most discriminating palate. The rich and bold flavors of the red wine sauce perfectly complement the tender and juicy steak. Combining it with earthy mushrooms gives it an added layer of depth and flavor that will surprise your taste buds.

What’s more, this recipe is versatile and customizable. You can use different types of steak based on your preference – whether it be hanger steak, rump steak or even beef tenderloin with sautéed mushrooms. Plus, if you’re feeling like experimenting, you can try adding other types of mushrooms that go well with the dish.

Not only is this recipe delicious, but it’s also very easy to make. In just under 30 minutes, you can have a gourmet meal right in the comfort of your own home. With simple ingredients like olive oil, garlic cloves, fresh thyme sprigs, chives, and unsalted butter coming together to create a delectable dinner.

In addition, this recipe is perfect for a special occasion or a romantic dinner for two. Impress your guests with this elegant yet effortless meal that looks and tastes like it was prepared by a professional chef.

Overall, you’ll love how effortless yet satisfying this red wine steak and mushrooms recipe is. It’s guaranteed to impress and satisfy every guest at your table while bringing everyone together over delicious food.

Ingredient List

 Sizzling steak and mushrooms, drenched in red wine sauce.
Sizzling steak and mushrooms, drenched in red wine sauce.

Here are the ingredients you need to prepare this delicious red wine steak and mushrooms recipe:

  • 4 steaks of your choice (such as filet mignon, hanger steak, rump steak, or beef tenderloin)
  • Salt and pepper to season steaks
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups of your choice of sliced wild mushrooms (such as baby bella mushrooms)
  • 1/2 cup of red wine
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
  • 3 green onions, sliced thinly (optional) for garnish

This ingredient list may seem simple but it’s got all the necessary components to make a delicious meal. Make sure to use the freshest ingredients available to enhance the flavors in this dish.

The Recipe How-To

 A burst of flavors in every bite of this juicy steak with a side of mushrooms cooked to perfection!
A burst of flavors in every bite of this juicy steak with a side of mushrooms cooked to perfection!


  • 2 steaks
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 2 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter


  1. Season the steaks with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat olive oil until hot.
  3. Add the steaks and cook for about 5 minutes per side or until browned and cooked to your desired doneness.
  4. Remove the steaks from the skillet and set aside on a plate to rest.
  5. In the same skillet, add the shallots, garlic, and mushrooms. Cook for about 3 minutes or until the mushrooms are tender and browned.
  6. Pour in the red wine and add the fresh thyme sprigs.
  7. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to low and let simmer for about 8 minutes or until the sauce has thickened slightly.
  8. Remove from heat and stir in the butter until it has melted completely.
  9. Spoon the mushroom sauce over each steak before serving.

Note: For a thicker sauce, mix 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of water and add it to the pan while it simmers after step six.


Add chopped chives for garnish.

Serve with roasted or mashed potatoes and a side of green beans.

Enjoy this delicious recipe with a glass of Côtes de Fronsac Red Wine – its robust flavor pairs perfectly with red meat.

Substitutions and Variations

 Celebrate the weekend with this delightful recipe of red wine steak and mushrooms.
Celebrate the weekend with this delightful recipe of red wine steak and mushrooms.

If you’re looking to switch things up in your red wine steak and mushroom recipe, there are several substitutions and variations you can try.

First off, you can experiment with different types of mushrooms. While the recipe calls for baby bella mushrooms, you can try using shiitake, oyster, or even portobello mushrooms for a different flavor profile.

If you don’t have red wine on hand or prefer not to use alcohol in your cooking, you can substitute beef broth or vegetable broth for the red wine in both the steak seasoning and mushroom sauce.

For those who prefer a creamier texture in their mushroom sauce, you can add heavy cream or sour cream to thicken it up. This gives the dish a richer taste and goes well with thicker steaks like filet mignon.

If you want to add more depth to your sauce, consider adding ingredients like shallots, diced onions or green onions when sautéing the mushrooms. This adds another layer of flavor to your dish and compliments the wine reduction sauce perfectly.

You can also experiment with different cuts of steak. While the recipe suggests using rump steak, hanger steak, or filet mignon, feel free to use any other cut of meat that pairs well with red wine and mushrooms.

Finally, for those who love spice, try adding a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes when seasoning the steaks or sautéing the mushrooms. This adds a mild kick to the dish and takes it to a different level.

Serving and Pairing

 Pair this red wine steak with a glass of your favorite Cabernet Sauvignon.
Pair this red wine steak with a glass of your favorite Cabernet Sauvignon.

This Red Wine Steak and Mushrooms recipe is a perfect treat for those who appreciate the rich flavors of red meat paired with a robust red wine. The taste of steak marinated in red wine and spices is hard to resist, and the succulent mushrooms cooked in the same sauce will take your taste buds on an adventure.

When it comes to pairing wine with this dish, it’s essential to choose a red wine that stands up to the strong flavors of the dish. For example, a Côtes de Fronsac Red would be an excellent choice. It’s a full-bodied wine with spicy notes of black pepper and tobacco that complement the earthy flavors of the mushrooms perfectly.

If you’re looking to take things up a notch, why not try pairing this dish with braised beef? The flavors of both dishes complement each other perfectly. And if you prefer something lighter, you can’t go wrong with sauteed vegetables or simply a green salad dressed with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

For a creamy addition to your steak, consider serving it with pan sauce or reduction sauce made from the same red wine mushroom sauce recipe ingredients. It would give your steak an extra boost of flavor without overpowering it. Overall, this Red Wine Steak and Mushrooms recipe is a crowd-pleaser that is sure to impress your dinner guests.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Steak isn't complete without the rich and savory taste of sautéed mushrooms.
Steak isn’t complete without the rich and savory taste of sautéed mushrooms.

If you are planning to make this red wine steak and mushrooms recipe for a special occasion, then the good news is that it can be prepared in advance. You can sear the steaks and saute the mushrooms ahead of time, then refrigerate them separately for up to 3 days. When you are ready to serve, just reheat them in the oven or on the stovetop.

To reheat the steaks, place them in a preheated oven at 350°F for about 10-15 minutes or until they are heated through. You can also use a microwave or stovetop for reheating, but be careful not to overcook the meat.

The mushroom sauce can also be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply pour it into a saucepan and heat over medium-low heat until it’s hot.

If you have leftover steak and mushroom sauce, they can be stored in separate containers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. When you are ready to enjoy them again, simply reheat using the methods mentioned above.

When storing and reheating this red wine steak and mushroom recipe, always make sure to handle food safely and follow proper hygiene practices to avoid any foodborne illnesses.

Overall, this recipe is great for meal prepping or making ahead of time if you’re hosting a dinner party or just looking for an easy weeknight meal.

Tips for Perfect Results

 The ultimate comfort food: Red wine steak with sautéed mushrooms.
The ultimate comfort food: Red wine steak with sautéed mushrooms.

To ensure the best results for your red wine steak and mushrooms recipe, it’s important to pay close attention to a few key details. Here are some tips to help make sure your dish comes out perfectly every time.

Firstly, be sure to season your steaks well with salt and pepper before cooking them in a hot skillet with olive oil. This will help to create a delicious crust on the outside of the steak while keeping the inside tender and juicy.

When making the mushroom sauce, use a combination of sliced wild and baby bella mushrooms for added depth of flavor. Be patient when cooking them, allowing them to brown and become tender – this will provide a rich base for your sauce.

To further enhance the flavor of your sauce, use a good quality red wine such as Côtes de Fronsac Red. As it reduces, the wine will concentrate and age into a perfect complement to red meat.

Another tip is to add fresh thyme sprigs and minced garlic cloves to the skillet while browning the steaks. This will impart plenty of herbal notes that work brilliantly with the mushrooms in the sauce.

Finally, don’t be afraid to experiment with different cuts of steak – while filet mignon is traditional for this dish, hanger steak or rump steak provide an equally delicious alternative. Pair it with creamy mushroom pan sauce and braised beef mushrooms. You can also garnish it with sliced chives or green onions for added freshness. Follow these tips and you’ll be sure to have a meal that impresses any dinner guest!


Before we conclude, let’s go over some of the most frequently asked questions about this red wine steak and mushrooms recipe.

What red wine goes best with mushrooms?

When it comes to pairing wine with mushrooms, I’ve discovered that a dry fruity red like Pinot Noir or Zinfandel is a great match for the earthy forest flavor that mushrooms bring to a dish. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a wine to complement the buttery texture of sautéed mushrooms, go for a barrel aged white, like Chardonnay or Viognier. Either way, you can’t go wrong with a well-paired glass of wine to enhance the flavor of your mushroom dish.

What wine goes good with steak and mushrooms?

As a sommelier, I have ample knowledge about various types of red wines. The wines that I specialize in telling stories and pairing with delightful dishes include Red Atlantique, Red Bordeaux Supérieur, Red Cadillac – Côtes de Bordeaux, Red Canon – Fronsac, Red Côtes de Bourg, Red Fronsac, and Red Graves. Each of these wines has a unique taste, aroma and story attached to them, ensuring that there is something for everyone’s palate. In this article, I’ll be talking about these different types of red wines, their story and the perfect dishes to pair them with.

Can you use red wine for steak?

When it comes to pairing wine with food, certain combinations can make a meal unforgettable. For instance, steak and red wine are a match made in heaven, while chicken or fish is best served with white wine. As a sommelier, I always recommend red wine to go with a steak instead of white wine. Red meat and red wine go hand in hand, while white wine may not complement the flavors of a well-prepared steak.

Bottom Line

Now that you have read through the recipe for red wine steak and mushrooms, I hope you can see why this dish is an absolute winner. Its rich, complex flavors and tender, juicy meat make it a perfect choice for a special date-night at home or an impeccable dinner party for your friends.

It’s not just about the taste of this meal, but also the nutritional benefits that come along with it. The high-quality protein from the steak provides your body with the essential amino acids it needs, while the mushrooms are packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.

So what are you waiting for? Try this recipe today and experience its delightful taste and health benefits. Serve it up with a glass of Côtes de Fronsac Red wine, and you’ll be transported to heaven; trust me!

And if you’re feeling adventurous, don’t hesitate to substitute or experiment with different ingredients according to your preferences. But no matter how you choose to prepare it, one thing is certain: This red wine steak and mushrooms recipe will have everyone asking for seconds. Bon appétit!

Red Wine Steak and Mushrooms

Red Wine Steak and Mushrooms Recipe

This is an adaption of a recipe from the May 2007 editions of Super Food Ideas (Australia), cup and spoon measurements are metric. Recommended to serve with soft polenta, we had mashed potato and steamed vegetables. Marinading time not included and cooking time could differ depending on how you like your steak and thickness of steak.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine European
Calories 602.4 kcal


  • 800 g porterhouse steaks (4 x 200 grams trimmed)
  • 400 g mushrooms (a mixture of oyster and cup was recommended, thickly sliced)
  • 3 teaspoons chives (finely chopped)

Red Wine Marinade

  • 1 garlic clove (crushed or minced)
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 6 fresh thyme sprigs (small)
  • 1/2 cup red wine (Lambrusco recommended)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper (season to taste)


  • Make red wine marinade - combine all ingredients in a ceramic dish. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add steaks to marinade and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight, if time permits.
  • Preheat barbecue grill on medium high heat. Remove steaks from marinade, reserving marinade.
  • Barbecue steaks for 3 to 4 minutes each side for medium or until cooked to your liking. Remove from heat and cover and stand for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, pour marinade into a frying pan over medium high heat. Bring to the boil, reduce heat to medium.
  • Add mushrooms and cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until tender.
  • Remove from heat and add chives and season with salt and pepper.
  • Place steaks on serving plates and spoon mushroom sauce over the steak or serve on the side.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 315gCalories: 602.4kcalCarbohydrates: 4.7gProtein: 39.9gFat: 44gSaturated Fat: 15.8gCholesterol: 128mgSodium: 112.8mgFiber: 0.7gSugar: 2.8g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Australian, Meat, Steak
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