We love the flavor of wild mushrooms with seared spice-rubbed steak, but any type of mushroom will work. Like the rub in this steak recipe? Make a double, triple or quadruple batch to keep on hand for chicken and firm fish (swordfish, tuna and salmon) too. Store the steak rub in a jar or sealable plastic bag in your spice drawer for an instant dinner seasoning.

David Bonom
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2013


Recipe Summary

40 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Position oven rack 3 to 4 inches below broiler; preheat broiler to high.

  • Coat a broiler pan with cooking spray. Combine chile powder, cumin, brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl. Rub the mixture evenly over both sides of steak and place on the prepared pan; let stand at room temperature for about 15 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to soften, about 1 minute. Stir in mushrooms and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms release their liquid and begin to brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Pour in Madeira (or sherry) and cook, stirring, until absorbed, about 1 minute. Add broth and cook, stirring occasionally, until almost absorbed, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in parsley and remaining 1/8 teaspoon pepper; cover to keep warm.

  • Broil the steak 4 to 6 minutes per side for medium. Transfer to a clean cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes. Thinly slice the steak against the grain and serve with the mushrooms.


Tip: Ancho chile powder, made from dried poblano peppers, has a mild, sweet spicy flavor. Look for it in the spice section of well-stocked supermarkets. Other mildly spicy chile powder can be used in its place.

Nutrition Facts

312 calories; protein 28.9g 58% DV; carbohydrates 15.9g 5% DV; dietary fiber 2.7g 11% DV; sugars 5.9g; fat 12.9g 20% DV; saturated fat 3.3g 16% DV; cholesterol 70.3mg 23% DV; vitamin a iu 799.5IU 16% DV; vitamin c 5.3mg 9% DV; folate 46.5mcg 12% DV; calcium 68.1mg 7% DV; iron 3.2mg 18% DV; magnesium 53.2mg 19% DV; potassium 978.9mg 27% DV; sodium 561.6mg 23% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 17% DV; added sugar 1g.

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Tasty Tasty Tasty I would swear I just ate something naughty. This is a delicous dish full of wonderful flavor. I would make it a weekend meal as it does take time but not to bad. My husband thought he was eating a gourmet meal proud to present this at the dinner table Yummy. Pros: Easy to find ingredients simple steps Cons: Takes a little time. Read More