This recipe for beef, cooked with mushrooms in a truffled cream sauce, is easy to pull off for a special occasion! Deliciously decadent!
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It’s an unfortunate truth that not all foods look good in a photo. No beef stew will ever rival a smoothie bowl in the beauty department but which one will you choose on a cold, wintry day? I think the answer is pretty obvious!
I have moments of doubt when I share these sorts of recipes – do they look good enough for anyone to want to make them? That is a million dollar question.
The struggle is real. This beef in truffled cream sauce is one of those recipes. It might look humble but it is comfort food to the core.
The elegant flavour will stay with you forever. How could it not?! It’s beef in truffled cream sauce for goodness sake!
What you’ll need
Once again this recipe for beef in truffled cream sauce is very simple, so the flavour comes from the quality of your ingredients and cooking techniques. I am sharing a detailed photo guide below in order to walk you through the process.
Although I mentioned quality ingredients above I didn’t actually spend a lot of money on the beef itself. I bought stewing steak chunks that need to be cooked for a while to become tender.
I have, however splurged on the truffle oil because it is so worth it! A small bottle will last you months and will elevate any dish to incredible heights!
What to serve with beef in truffled cream sauce
The stunning cream sauce loves potatoes. Serve this dish with equally fabulous hasselback potatoes or humble mashed potatoes.
Potatoes absorb the creamy sauce and balance out the flavours. This is important because the truffle sauce is quite rich.
White rice will do something similar, as will crusty bread or delicious fresh pasta! For something low carb try cauliflower mash.
The other ingredients are quite simple and easy to find. Any decent brown mushrooms will do, and the cream can either be whipping or double. White wine adds depth and richness to the flavour, but can be left out if you prefer.
Recipe tips and notes
- Don’t rush the process. Respect each cooking stage. Cooking shallots in olive oil until they turn sweet and luscious is equally as important as searing beef. Each layer contributes to the complexity of the taste.
- Make sure your beef is being browned and not steamed. Sear it in batches if necessary.
- When adding the wine make sure you are scraping the bottom of your pan and releasing the flavour bits into the sauce.
- Use cooking timings given in the recipe as a guideline BUT adjust them if necessary. For example if your heat is lower or your pan is smaller, it will take longer for the sauce to reduce and thicken.
This is an elegant and luxurious way to serve beef. It’s a dish that is begging to be made for a special date night or Valentine’s Day!
I would recommend cutting this recipe in half and cooking this beef in truffled cream for your sweetheart. Enjoy!
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Beef in Truffled Cream Sauce
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 shallots chopped
- 1 kg /2lb beef steak chunks
- 3 sprigs thyme leaves only
- 60 ml /1/4 cup white wine optional
- 250 g /9oz chestnut/brown mushrooms
- 1 clove garlic minced
- salt and pepper to taste
- 375 ml /1 ½ cups beef stock low sodium
- 375 ml / 1 ½ cups double/whipping cream
- 1 tsp truffle oil
- chives for garnish
- In a large and deep pan heat the olive oil and saute the chopped shallots over low heat for 5 minutes. Add beef, salt and pepper and brown all over on medium heat, add the white wine and deglaze the pan by scraping the bottom with a spatula, cook until the wine is mostly evaporated.
- Add mushrooms, thyme and garlic, cook for 2 minutes, then add the beef stock, bring to a boil, then lower the heat, cover and cook for 1 hour or until the beef is tender and could be easily broken with a spoon or a spatula.
- Add the cream and let the sauce reduce until thick. (If you are using double cream it will take 1-2 minutes of medium heat but might take longer if using whipping cream.) When the cream sauce is desired consistency add the truffle oil, stir, then add salt and pepper if needed and take it off the heat. Serve with chopped chives or parsley.
This recipe sounds delicious. I have never fixed anything that calls for Truffle Oil so have no ideal what brand is good. So what would you recommend.
Julia Frey (Vikalinka) says
Hi Laura, I recommend looking for oil, that have little bits of truffle floating at the bottom of the bottle, which means they are flavoured with real stuff and not artificially created flavour. Good quality oil will be pricier but you will need very little as the flavour is intense.
Made this last night for New Years Eve gathering. Served it as a side for grilled Filet Mignon! It was awesome! I thickened it up with a little cornstarch, other then that I followed the recipe. I will heat up left overs in the sauce today. A definite keeper for special occasions.
I completely agree, Val. It’s a great meal for special dinners! I can only imagine how delicious it was with filet mignon!
Lindsay Grega says
This sounds divine. However I would like to make this sauce to serve with beef filets and pasta. And suggestions for flavorful sauce? Should I reduce beef stock prior or use another wine?
Hi Lindsay, I would keep the recipe the same but reduce the stock to 1/2 cup. Enjoy!
Hi I’ve got 16 people for dinner, do you think
I could do it the day before? ( not adding cream and oil until the next day when I’m going to serve it)
Yes, that’s a great idea, Louise. I hope it goes well!
Michele Hixon says
Was at Black Rock and the sauce they served seemed a lot like this. I went wild for it!! They also served sweet potato wedges which I kept dipping in the sauce….yum. Glad to have a recipe to attempt. What other types of dishes do you add the truffle oil to? Thank you!
Hi Michelle, truffle sauce is so luxurious, so I am 100% with you! If you are a fan, you can also try this Truffled Egg Solidiers dish, Truffled kale and lentil “risotto” or Creamy Tagliatelle with bacon and truffle oil.
Jenn Anderson says
Mmmmm…This looks delicious! It’s not as colorful as a smoothie bowl, but it does look very tasty all the same. =). I’ve never tried truffle oil, but now I want to. Thanks for sharing this!
I do follow a couple of food blogs on Instagram, but not too many, otherwise I get overwhelmed with food input. Ha!
I hope you give truffle oil a go, Jenn! It transforms so many simple dishes into something extraordinary! I would try a truffle flavoured dish in a restaurant first and see if you like it! Thanks for stopping by here! Best, Julia