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Steaks with Bacon and Mushrooms


From the pantry:

  • Olive oil

  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped

  • Salt and pepper

  • 4 bone-in sirloin steaks, each about 1-inch thick

  • 6 slices meaty smoky bacon

  • 1 pound cremini mushrooms

  • 2 large shallots, peeled and finely chopped

  • 1/2 cup dry sherry or white wine


Bring beef to room temperature. Pat it dry and season liberally with salt and pepper. 

Chop the bacon into a 1/4-inch dice. 

Gently wipe mushrooms clean with a damp towel then cut into quarters or slice them. 

Preheat a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add enough oil to coat pan lightly then add steaks. Cook about 3 minutes on each side until crusted and well-browned; remove to a platter. 

Add bacon to pan and render 2-3 minutes. Add mushrooms and brown. Add shallots and garlic, and season with salt and pepper. Stir 2 minutes more then add sherry or wine, and scrape up drippings. 

Serve steaks on a plates or platters with mushrooms alongside.