A brandied mixed mushroom sauce tops seared strip steak in our healthy version of the classic dish Steak Diane. Serve with garlic mashed potatoes and steamed green beans.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2008


Recipe Summary

35 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Season steaks on both sides with 1/4 teaspoon pepper and salt. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium, add the steaks and cook 3 to 5 minutes per side for medium. Transfer to a plate and tent with foil to keep warm.

  • Add mushrooms to the pan and cook, stirring, until golden brown and beginning to release their juices, about 3 minutes. Add brandy and cook, stirring, until almost evaporated, about 1 minute. Add broth, bring to a boil and cook until reduced by half, 8 to 10 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, combine butter and flour in a small bowl to form a paste. When the pan sauce is reduced by half, whisk in mustard, then gradually whisk in the butter-flour paste a few bits at a time and cook until the sauce thickens, about 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium-low. Return the steak to the pan along with any accumulated juices. Turn to coat with the sauce and cook until heated through, about 1 minute. Top the steak with the sauce and sprinkle with chives.

Nutrition Facts

288 calories; protein 25g; carbohydrates 8.3g; dietary fiber 1.5g; sugars 2.5g; fat 10g; saturated fat 3.2g; cholesterol 66mg; vitamin a iu 73.3IU; vitamin c 0.9mg; folate 29mcg; calcium 18.3mg; iron 2mg; magnesium 30mg; potassium 542.2mg; sodium 393.8mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

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  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
Very flavorful Steak Diane This is one of the best steak meals I have ever had. Superb flavor. I too did not have brandy on had. So I used Cognac which I think helped to add flavor to the sauce. I would be careful with reducing the sauce to ensure it does not happen faster than you expect. If so you can safely add additional beef broth as long as the sauce is not burnt. My wife said the Steak Diane was better than she has had in any restaurant. Pros: Easy to prepare Flavorful Equal to if not better than most restaurants Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Fantastic! This is the first time I had made Steak Diane before and although it did take a little while to do it all for someone who is quite new to cooking as myself I found it very easy. My girlfriend and myself absolutely loved it! I think I added a few more mushrooms than the recipe calls for which personally I liked. I accompanied it with a good serving of steamed vegetables. I too didn't have any brandy on hand and didn't want to buy a bottle that would only be used for this dish so instead I bought my favourite bottle of red wine and used it which I think worked great. I plan on making this again very soon! Pros: Easy very tasty Cons: Can take a while to make for a novice such as myself. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I liked this lighter version. It tasted just as good as what I've had at fine restaurants made tableside. It was quick and easy to make. I didn't have any brandy on hand so I substituted red wine and that seemed to work just fine. I would make this again. Read More