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Steak in creamy whiskey mushrooms and onions sauce

Quick, easy, healthy, and delicious keto dinner.

Check the steak cooking tips at the bottom of the page.


• 2 beef steaks

• 200 g of baby button mushrooms, whole or sliced

• 1/2 red onion, thin slices

• 50 ml of whipping cream 

• 2 tbsp whiskey

• Seasoning: salt, pepper, garlic, hot chili powder

• Butter


• Brush the steaks with some olive oil and salt and pepper them. It would be best to do this at least 1h before cooking them and to leave the steaks out to get to room temperature.

• In a separate bowl, stir together baby mushrooms and sliced red onion and season it all with a pinch of pepper, garlic powder, hot chili powder, and salt

• Heat the butter in your cast iron skillet on medium-high temperature and cook the steaks until they are done as desired (check the Steak cooking tips below)

• Set the steaks aside on the serving plate, add a tsp of butter on top of each steak, cover and let it rest for 5 minutes until you finish the side dish

• Add 1 tbsp of butter in the same skillet and once it melts, add the button mushrooms and slices of onion. Cook for about 5 minutes

• Remove the skillet from the heat, add 2 tbsp of whiskey and scrape the bottom of the skillet for any brown bits

• Add 50 ml of cream to the sauce and cook for a few more minutes until the sauce has thickened. Taste to see if you need any more seasoning.

Enjoy ❤️


Yields: 2

Per serving: 1

Calories: 713 I Net Carbs: 5 g I Total Carbs: 7 g I Fat: 44 g I Protein: 62 g

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Steak cooking tips

Preparing the steak:

• The steak should be at room temperature before cooking

• If possible, season the steaks the night before or at least 1 h before cooking. If that’s not an option, season them just before you cook them. 

• It’s enough to brush the steaks with olive oil and use salt and pepper as seasoning. You can of course use other seasonings/ oil if desired (chili powder, garlic, cayenne,...)

Cooking the steak:

• When cooking the steak, you should only flip it once. Leave it to cook on 1 side, flip it, and then cook until they reach the desired doneness.

•  Cooking time depends on the thickness of the steak. You can judge the doneness by the feel when you press your steak or by measuring the inner temperature of the thickest part. 

Degrees of doneness:

  • Rare steak: when you press it, it should feel soft. If measuring the temperature, it should be between 54°C and 57°C / 130 - 135°F

  • Medium: when you press it, it should lightly bounce. If measuring the temperature, it should be between 57°C and 68°C / 135 - 155°F

  • Well done: it’s not really bouncy and it’s not the perfect choice because it lacks juiciness. If measuring temperature, it’s 68°C / 155°F or higher

Steak rest time:

The steak will be juicier if you leave it to rest for a minimum of 5 minutes after cooking

• You can add some butter at the top of your cooked steak to add some more flavor


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