Steak night has been upgraded with this Steak with Balsamic Mushrooms meal!
I haven’t always been a fan of mushrooms until I discovered that it’s all about how you cook them. I grew up knowing mushrooms as the small, rubbery side dish that came with cooked breakfasts.
Are Mushrooms Keto Friendly?
When adding mushrooms to a dish, you are not only getting the extra flavor that they provide, but also the health benefits.
Mushrooms are a good source of Niacin, Selenium, antioxidants, dietary fiber, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin D.They have also been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.
How To Eat Mushrooms
They also happen to be very low in calories and carbohydrates (2.3g per cup), making them a great addition to low-carb and keto diets.
It was when I started eating low-carb that I started playing around with different ways to eat mushrooms.
I was surprised to learn that you can eat them raw! Simply slice them up and add them to a hearty green salad.
I also really enjoy eating them now on pizza – as long as they are sliced very thinly!
But one of my favorite ways to eat mushrooms now is to lightly saute them, using ghee instead of oil.
There are so many varieties of mushrooms available, but I tend to stick with Bella mushrooms.
Bella mushrooms are also known as cremini, mini Bella, baby portabella, portabellini or brown mushrooms. They are very affordable and easy to find in stores.
Bella mushrooms have an earthy, meaty flavor, which works well in meat dishes as a complement or in vegetarian dishes as a ‘meat replacement’.
When To Serve Steak with Balsamic Mushrooms
I like to bring out this Steak with Balsamic Mushrooms recipe when we have guests over, and it never fails to impress! (Though I don’t think I would manage to make this recipe for more than four people!)
It is simple enough to make so that you don’t spend too much time away from your guests, but looks (and tastes) like an upscale restaurant meal.Print
For the Steak Marinade
For the dish
- In a small bowl combine the olive oil, Tamari sauce, minced Garlic, and salt and pepper. Slice the flank steak against the grain. Place the steak in the bowl and marinade for 30 min to an hour.
- After the steak is done marinating, heat the ghee in a medium saucepan. Add steak to the pan and cook until done.
- Add mushrooms to the pan, along with the balsamic vinegar and dijon mustard. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until mushrooms start to brown 5-10 minutes.
- Serve right away.
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 371
- Fat: 23g
- Carbohydrates: 5g
- Fiber: 1g
- Protein: 37g