Balsamic Mushrooms

Balsamic Mushrooms are sautéed in a delicious balsamic sauce and they pick up so much flavor. So quick and easy to prepare! Makes a great accompaniment to steak or chicken and I love them on baked potatoes.

Balsamic Mushrooms

 

The mushrooms soak up the flavor of the balsamic vinegar, dark brown sugar, oil, and butter plus garlic and red pepper flakes. I love the flavor of balsamic vinegar. It gives foods such a wonderful sweet and tangy flavor. Sautéeing the mushrooms really concentrates the flavor and brings out a sweet, earthy flavor.

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Balsamic Mushrooms

 

Balsamic Mushrooms taste just as good at room temperature as they do warm. I like to either slice the mushrooms in half or in quarters depending on their size.

 

Balsamic Mushrooms

Tips For Making Balsamic Mushrooms

  • Use a good quality balsamic vinegar. If you have one of those olive oil specialty stores near you, you can go and sample some. They are on the pricey side, but a good quality balsamic has a flavor that is head and shoulders above your typical grocery store balsamic vinegar.
  • Don’t wash your mushrooms with water. Just use a damp paper towel to wipe off any dirt. Mushrooms already have a very high water content and if you get them wet, you will have a really hard time getting them to brown in the pan.
  • Cook the mushrooms in as large a pan as you have. You want the mushrooms spread out in a single layer so that the moisture can easily evaporate and they don’t end up steaming.

Balsamic Mushrooms

 

Balsamic Mushrooms go great with:

Coffee and Soy Marinated Flank Steak

New York Strip Steak with Horseradish Mustard Sauce

Bloody Mary Skirt Steak

 

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Balsamic Mushrooms
Balsamic Mushrooms
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Balsamic Mushrooms are sautéed in a delicious balsamic sauce and they pick up so much flavor. So quick and easy to prepare! Makes a great accompaniment to steak or chicken and I love them on baked potatoes.

Course: Side Dish
Servings: 4
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound mushrooms (cremini or white), quartered
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Instructions
  1. Mix together balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, and water in a small bowl.

  2. In a large cast iron pan, heat 1 tablespoon of butter and olive oil over medium heat.

  3. When butter has melted, add mushrooms and salt. Stir to get mushrooms coated in butter/oil.

  4. Let cook until mushrooms have released their moisture and most of it has evaporated.

  5. Turn heat to low and add garlic and remaining tablespoon of butter, along with black pepper and red pepper flakes. Stir and cook for 30 seconds.

  6. Add balsamic mixture and stir to coat the mushrooms. Continue to cook until liquid is reduced to a glaze.

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2 thoughts on “Balsamic Mushrooms

  1. Made this tonight, they are to die for!!
    I’m an aussie but italian background so the chili flakes and garlic were a but more then the recipe but my family couldn’t get enough.

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