Kentucky Bourbon Steak Bites with Mushrooms and Onions

Who doesn’t love a thick juicy strip steak this time of the year? Now add some favorites like sweet Vidalia onions, Cremini mushrooms, with a killer easy to make Kentucky Bourbon sauce, all cooked in the same cast iron skillet; to throw your taste buds over the edge at dinner time.

I love Kentucky Bourbon and tend to have it on hand in our wet bar for special occasions and guests. I love using it in my recipes  for steak and pork.; it lends such a smooth wonderful flavor to steaks and pork.

Bourbon Steak Bites with Mushrooms and OnionsThis is a fantastic dish to serve for a casual date night dinner or even to special guests alike. It’s so simple to make it’s done with-in about 20 minutes time all in the same cast iron skillet. How awesome is that to have such a wonderful dish with little to no clean-up time that tastes Phenomenal?

 Some of you may be wondering,  “What is a cremini mushroom?” 

A cremini mushroom is a dark brown, slightly firmer version of the white mushroom. Cremini mushrooms tend to have a slightly fuller flavor than their white relatives. They will have a smooth rounded cap that ranges in size from ½ to 2 inches in diameter. The Portobello mushroom is the fully matured form of this mushroom. The cremini mushroom may also be called common brown mushroom and Roman mushroom.

Others may be wondering, “What is Kentucky Bourbon?”

Bourbon whiskey is a type of American whiskey: a barrel-aged distilled spirit made primarily from corn. The name is ultimately derived from the French Bourbon dynasty, although it is disputed whether Bourbon County in Kentucky or Bourbon Street in New Orléans inspired the whiskey’s name.

Below you will find my super easy to make one cast iron skillet recipe for Kentucky Bourbon Steak Bites with Mushrooms and Onions perfect for any casual date night or  making for your special friends stopping over.

Kentucky Bourbon Steak Bites with Mushrooms and Onions

  • 2- 12-ounce strip steaks
  • course steak seasoning, to own taste
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1 ounce of Kentucky Bourbon
  • 1 of a tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon of lite soy sauce
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 package of brown gravy mix
  • 1 pint of cremini mushrooms
  • 1 large Vidalia onion, thinly sliced
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat a large cast iron skillet on medium-high heat
  2. Season 2-12-ounce strip steaks with steak seasoning to own taste.
  3. Add 1/2 of a tablespoon of coconut oil; let melt.
  4. Place 2-12-ounce strip steaks in preheated large cast iron skillet, cook on medium-high for about 4 minutes before flipping steak with tongs; cook the other side on medium-high heat for about 3-6 minutes depending on your preferred doneness of the steak.
  5. Place steak on a platter to rest for about 12-15 minutes.
  6. Reduce the heat under the cast iron skillet to medium-low heat, add one ounce of Kentucky Bourbon to cast iron skillet, let slightly reduce by cooking about 2 minutes, add 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, 1 teaspoon of lite soy sauce, 1 cup of water, and package of brown gravy mix,continuously stir till sauce is smooth and thickened slightly.
  7. Add 1 thinly sliced large onion, as well as 1 pint of whole cremini mushrooms, season with freshly ground black pepper. Cook for about 5-6 minutes; stirring occasionally.
  8. Meanwhile, cut strip steak into bite-size strips while mushrooms and onions are cooking.
  9. Remove cast iron skillet from the heat; add strip steak to mushrooms and coast in the Bourbon sauce.
  10. Serve immediately with the desired side dish.


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  1. When the page opened I went “WOW!”. Those onions and big mushrooms! And perfectly cooked steak…not to mention your delicious sauce! I think it would be good with just the onions and mushrooms alone, too.


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