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Simple Mushroom Sauce

Simple Mushroom Sauce

Drizzle this simple mushroom sauce over a big juicy steak or creamy mashed potatoes for the ultimate comfort food dinner.

Southern Living MARCH 2006

  • Yield: Makes about 4 cups
  • Cook time:25 Minutes
  • Prep time:10 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, divided
  • 2 (8-ounce) containers sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives*
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Preparation

Melt 1/4 cup butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add mushrooms, and sauté 12 to 14 minutes or until liquid evaporates. Add chives, and sauté 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

Melt remaining 1/4 cup butter in a large saucepan over medium heat; whisk in flour until smooth. Cook, whisking constantly, 1 minute; whisk in dry mustard. Gradually whisk in milk and next 3 ingredients; cook, whisking constantly, until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Stir in mushroom mixture, and cook until thoroughly heated.

*3 tablespoons chopped green onions may be substituted.

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