Seared Steak with Caramelized Onions and Sauteed Mushrooms
  • salt and pepper to season steak
  • dry rub (if desired) - I have a favorite called Pappy's Dry Rub that I use
  • olive oil - for both onions and then for steak
  • 1 TBS butter - for flavoring steak
  • 2 cloves - lightly crushed garlic, skin removed
  • Bunch of thyme leaves
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 1 cup of mushrooms quartered
  • ½ cup red wine
  1. Caramalized Onions:
  2. Heat an iron skillet with a generous amount of olive oil. Slice onions and add them to hot pan. Occasional toss onions and let cook on medium low for 30 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
  3. Remove steaks about 20 minutes before ready to cook so they come to room temperature. Season steak generously with salt, pepper or favorite dry rub. Heat a cast iron skillet on medium high heat. Season an iron skillet with olive oil until the oil is shimmering. Place steaks onto pan and listen for a nice crackling noise. This means the steaks are searing. When steak releases itself from the pan, flip over to the other side. Remember to also sear the sides of the steak.
  4. Add the crushed garlic to the pan with the steaks. Continue to flip the steaks a few more times if the steaks are thick so the center isn't totally raw. Add the bunch of thyme to the pan with the garlic and steaks. You might need to add a bit more olive oil to the pan.
  5. Add the 2 TBSP butter to the pan and swirl it all over the pan with the steak to add flavor to the meat. Using a spoon, baste the steak with the garlic, butter, and thyme mixture. Using tongs, brush the garlic cloves all over the steak. Remove steaks to a cutting board and let them rest.
  6. While steaks are resting add a little more butter to the hot pan. Add the quartered mushroom to the pan. Sauté mushrooms for 1 minute. Add a little red wine to the pan and continue cooking the mushrooms until caramelized on one side. Flip the mushrooms and caramelize on the other side. Turn off gas and remove mushrooms from pan.
  7. Serve steak either whole or by slicing, add caramelized onions on top then add sauteed mushrooms, and a few sprinkles of thyme. Enjoy!
Recipe by Thyme at