Ribeye Steaks with Balsamic Mushroom Sauce
Very simple to prepare, yet complex in taste. The balsamic reduction and mushrooms compliment the beef perfectly.
2 beef ribeye steaks, cut 3/4 inch thick (about 9 to 12 ounces each)
Salt and pepper
1 (8-ounce) package cremini or button mushrooms, cut in half
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crushed
3/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
- Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place steaks in skillet; cook 3/4-inch thick steaks 8 to 10 minutes (1-inch thick steaks 12 to 15 minutes) for medium rare (145°F / approximately 60°C) to medium (160°F / 70°C) doneness, turning once. Remove steaks; keep warm. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.
- Add mushrooms and thyme to same skillet; cook and stir 3 to 5 minutes or until tender. Remove mushrooms; set aside.
- Add balsamic vinegar to skillet; increase heat to medium-high. Cook and stir 7 to 10 minutes or until browned bits attached to skillet are dissolved and sauce is reduced to 1/4 cup.
- Stir in butter, mushrooms and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook and stir until heated through.
- Serve sauce with steaks.
Makes 2 to 4 servings.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Beef, It's What's For Dinner.