Braised Steak

Looking into a saute pan with a braised steak and sliced mushrooms.

Braising is not typically a method that you think of when cooking steak. Yet a braised steak is a unique option for creating a tender and flavorful meal. The braising liquid coats the steak in a delicious sauce. 

Unlike traditional braises that use a piece of meat requiring a long and slow cook, a steak needs to still be managed in a way where the temperature doesn’t go above the desired finish temperature. The steak is first pan-seared, then simmered in a camp oven as it braises. 

The addition of the ingredients creates a delightful and flavorful sauce to be served with the steak. This recipe uses onions, garlic, mushrooms, and white wine, a classic combination. As you grow confidence these can be swapped out for other combinations.

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A braised steak sits in a saute pan along with sliced mushrooms.
A braised steak is a unique option creating a tender and flavorful meal. The braising sauce coats the steak in a delicious sauce. 
Close up of a braised steak covered in sliced mushrooms and sauce.
The braising liquid turns into a delicious sauce for the cooked steak.
Looking into a saute pan with a braised steak and sliced mushrooms.
Choose your favorite cut of steak for this easily braised dish which creates a tender meal dish.

Braised Steak Recipe

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Looking into a saute pan with a braised steak and sliced mushrooms.
Braising isn’t typically a method that you think of when cooking steak, yet still is an option. The braising liquid makes a wonderful sauce for the steak.
Preparation 20 minutes
Cook 45 minutes
Ready in 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 2 Servings
CourseDinner
InfluenceGlobal
DifficultySeasoned
MethodBraise
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Ingredients

  • 2 steaks
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablspoon butter
  • 3 tablespoons butter divided
  • 1/2 small onion sliced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 4 button mushrooms sliced
  • 1/2 cup white wine (like Chardonnay)
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste

Equipment

  • frypan
  • camp oven

Directions

Steak

  • Dust the steak in the flour.
  • In a moderately heated frypan melt the butter. Add the steak and cook, flipping regularly, until lightly browned.
  • Remove the steak from the frypan and rest.

Mushroom Braising Liquid

  • Add the butter to the same frypan and melt.
  • Add the onions and cook until transparent.
  • Add the garlic and mushrooms then cook until the mushrooms are softened.
  • Add the wine and thyme and bring to a simmer.
  • Return the steaks back into the frypan. Immediately move the frypan to a camp oven or similar set at about 200 degrees F (93 degrees C).
  • Leave the steak to simmer until cooked to your preferred doneness. As the camp oven is at a low temperature this may take up to 1 hour.

Nutritional Information

Sodium: 262mgCalcium: 39mgVitamin C: 4mgVitamin A: 619IUSugar: 2gFiber: 1gPotassium: 822mgCholesterol: 184mgCalories: 706kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 20gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 25gFat: 50gProtein: 48gCarbohydrates: 8gIron: 5mg

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Outdoor cooking has been Saffron’s passion since she was young, often choosing to go camping and cook hearty meals over fire rather than stay inside, watch TV, and eat take-out. Today she is the driving force of Bush Cooking bringing the skills of cooking outdoors to thousands of people.

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