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Steaks with Mushrooms, Blue
Cheese and Frizzled Shallots

Steaks with Mushrooms, Blue Cheese


  • 4 beef round sirloin tip center steaks, cut 1 inch thick (about 8 ounces each)
  • 4 slices thick-sliced bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 small shallots, thinly sliced, separated into rings
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 8 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stems removed, diced
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves, finely chopped


  1. Cook bacon in nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp.
  2. Remove bacon with slotted spoon to paper towels, reserving 2 to 3 tablespoons drippings in skillet. Set aside.
  3. Meanwhile combine flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in small bowl. Add shallots; toss to coat.
  4. Heat bacon drippings over medium-high heat until hot. Add shallots. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until well browned, stirring occasionally.
  5. Remove from skillet with slotted spoon to paper towels. Set aside.
  6. Reduce heat to medium. Season beef steaks evenly with remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  7. Place steaks in same skillet; cook for 14 to 15 minutes for medium rare (145 degrees F) doneness, turning occasionally. Do not overcook.
  8. Remove to serving platter; season with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Keep warm.
  9. Add mushrooms and water to skillet. Cook and stir for 3 to 5 minutes or until mushrooms are tender.
  10. Add cream. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until cream is almost absorbed. Stir in cheese and bacon.
  11. Spoon mushroom mixture over steaks. Top with shallots. Sprinkle with parsley.

Prep time: 10 min | Cook time: 30 min | Makes 4 servings

Recipe and photo credit: Cattlemen's Beef Board and National Cattlemen's Beef Association

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