Grilled Steak with Mustard Cream Sauce

by Melissa on July 4, 2008

I saw this recipe pop up in my google reader the other day and I knew it was the perfect way to use the steaks sitting in my refrigerator. The original recipe call for pan searing the steaks, but we grilled them instead. The mustard cream sauce is really what makes these steaks and it was delicious! We had these steaks with crash hot potatoes and a simple side salad and it was a perfect dinner.

Original recipe is from Cooks Illustrated, found over at Joy Through Cooking.

Pan-Seared Steak with Mustard Cream Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 boneless shell sirloin steak (top butt) or whole flap meat steak, about 1 pound and 1 1/4 inches thick
  • Table salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 small shallot , minced (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons whole-grain dijon mustard

Heat oil in heavy-bottomed 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat until smoking. Meanwhile, season both sides of steak with salt and pepper. Place steak in skillet; cook, without moving steak, until well browned, about 2 minutes. Using tongs, flip steak; reduce heat to medium. Cook until well browned on second side and internal temperature registers 125 degrees on instant-read thermometer for medium-rare (about 5 minutes) or 130 degrees for medium (about 6 minutes). (We rubbed the steak with olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper and grilled)

Transfer steak to large plate and tent loosely with foil; let rest until internal temperature registers 130 degrees for medium-rare or 135 degrees for medium, 12 to 15 minutes.

While steak is resting, pour off all but 1 tablespoon fat from now-empty skillet. Return skillet to low heat and add shallot; cook, stirring frequently, until beginning to brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Add wine and increase heat to medium-high; simmer rapidly, scraping up browned bits on pan bottom, until liquid is reduced to glaze, about 30 seconds; add broth and simmer until reduced to 2 tablespoons, about 3 minutes. Add cream and any meat juices; cook until heated through, about 1 minute. Stir in mustard; season to taste with salt and pepper.
Using sharp knife, slice steak about 1/4 inch thick against grain on bias. Arrange on platter or on individual plates, and spoon sauce over steak; serve immediately.
Serves 2.
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Joelen July 4, 2008 at 9:10 pm

Your steak looks perfect… and the mustard cream sauce probably makes it even more flavorful! Thanks for sharing!


Tammie July 4, 2008 at 10:51 pm

This looks fabulous! I have a few steaks in the fridge that I wasn’t sure what to do with. I’ll definitely be making using this recipe this week! Thanks for sharing!


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