May 1, 2012

Chunky Mushroom and Bacon Steak Sauce

I think this recipe came about one night when I had almost finished cooking a lovely dinner of steak and vegies and suddenly realised that I forgot to prepare a sauce to complement the dish. So, in a scurry I raided the fridge and came up with this super-easy, quick sauce that surprisingly tasted well with the steak.

Serves 4:
- 1 shallot, finely diced
- Olive oil
- 2 rashers rindless bacon, finely diced
- 1 teaspoon plain flour
- 8 button mushrooms, thinly sliced
- Beef stock
- Sea salt and cracked black pepper, to taste

In a small saucepan, sweat the onion in a drizzle of olive oil on a low heat until softened, without colouring.

Turn up the heat, add the bacon and saute until fragrant, sprinkling over the flour to combine.

Add the mushrooms and continue to cook for 2-3 minutes.

Finally pour in enough beef stock to completely cover the mushrooms, bacon and onion. Simmer on a low heat until sauce has thickened. Season to taste, if required. Serve immediately over steak.

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