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Bourbon Mushroom Sauce on Grilled Rib Eye Steak

Bourbon Mushroom Sauce on Grilled Rib Eye Steak

Bourbon Mushroom Sauce on Grilled Rib Eye Steak - a richly flavoured sauce to compliment the flavour of a top quality prime beef steak.
Course Dinner
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Barry C. Parsons


  • 2 rib eye steaks about 1 1/2 thick Strip Loin or Tenderloin can also be used
  • salt and pepper to season

For the Bourbon Mushroom Sauce

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 large shallot minced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • salt and pepper to season
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced cremini mushrooms or other mushroom of your choice
  • 2 ounces Bourbon
  • 1/2 cup beef stock
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 tsp chopped fresh thyme or 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp additional butter cold


  1. Allow your steaks to come to almost room temperature before grilling. Leave them covered in plastic wrap as they come up to temperature.
  2. Season with salt and pepper and cook on the preheated grill until your desired internal preference is reached. I found about 3 1/2 to 4 minutes per side is good for medium rare.
  3. Turn the steaks only once during the cooking time.
  4. Remove from the grill and let the steaks rest for 10 minutes on a plate. Loosely tent the steaks with aluminum foil, leaving a couple of openings for steam to escape.
  5. Serve with the Sauce spooned over the top .

To prepare the sauce

  1. When the steaks hit the grill start the sauce by sautéing the mushrooms over medium heat in the butter until they shrink and just being to turn a little brown at the edges. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Add the shallots and garlic and sauté for another minute or so until they soften.
  3. Add the bourbon and let that cook off for only a minute.
  4. Add the beef stock and nutmeg and allow the sauce to reduce by almost half for the next few minutes.
  5. Add the whipping cream and thyme and cook for only a minute or two more until the sauce is the right consistency. It should not be too thick but should coat the back of a metal spoon. If you reduce the sauce too much, just thin it wit a little extra splash of beef stock.
  6. Just before serving, remove the sauce from the heat and stir in an additional butter. This gives the sauce good body and while when serving.