Steaks with Madeira and Mushroom Sauce Steaks with Madeira and Mushroom Sauce

Steaks with Madeira and Mushroom Sauce

A classic steak dish featuring either sirloin, rump or rib-eye steaks with a Madeira wine and mushroom sauce that takes only 5-10 minutes to prepare. A fantastic recipe for two

prep time
5 mins

cook time
15 minutes

2 people

Based on a 2cm/¾inch thick steak

To Cook Rare: 2½ minutes on each side

To Cook Medium: 4 minutes on each side

To Cook Well Done: 6 minutes on each side


  • 2 sirloin, rib-eye, rump or centre cut steaks
  • Salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • 15ml/1tbsp olive oil
  • 100g/4oz chestnut mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • 75ml/5tbsp good, hot beef stock
  • 45ml/3tbsp Madeira wine
  • 75ml/5tbsp double cream
  • 30ml/2tbsp freshly chopped chives


  1. Heat a large non-stick frying or griddle pan, season the steaks, brush with oil on both sides and cook according to your preference. Transfer to warm serving plates and cover loosely with foil to keep warm.
  2. Reduce the heat under the pan and add the mushrooms. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the stock, increase the heat and boil for 3 minutes until slightly reduced. Add the wine and cream and reduce for a further 3-4 minutes until the sauce is slightly thickened. Stir in the chives.
  3. Serve the steaks with the sauce and seasonal vegetables.