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Pan-Seared New York Steak and Mushrooms

Serves 4

Total Time
40 mins

Even if you're a beginning camper, you can pull off this fancy yet easy dish made on the camp stove. A bonus: The mushrooms, steak, and sauce all cook in the same pan, which makes cleanup a snap.

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Photo: Thomas J. Story 

 1 pound cremini mushrooms
 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
 1 1/4 teaspoons pepper
 2 boneless New York strip steaks (each 12 to 16 oz.)
 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves, plus a handful of thyme sprigs
 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
 1/2 cup dry red wine
 1/4 cup salted butter
Step 1

Swish mushrooms in a bowl of water to clean, then trim any tough stem ends. Cut into halves, or quarter if large. Combine salt and pepper in a small bowl. Sprinkle steaks all over with 2 tsp. thyme leaves and half of salt-and-pepper mixture, pressing seasonings into meat.

Step 2

Heat 2 tbsp. oil in a large cast-iron skillet on a camp stove over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, thyme sprigs, and remaining salt mixture. Cook, stirring often, until mushrooms are tender and browned, 14 to 20 minutes. Transfer mushrooms and thyme to a bowl; tent with foil.

Step 3

Heat remaining 1 tbsp. oil in pan over medium-high heat. Cook steaks on both sides, turning once, until browned and done the way you like (cut to test), 8 to 14 minutes total for medium-rare. Transfer steaks to a cutting board and tent with foil.

Step 4

Discard fat from pan. Pour wine into pan and cook until reduced to 2 to 3 tbsp. (don't reduce further or sauce may separate), 1 to 2 minutes. Whisk in butter until melted and blended. Cut steaks in half and set on plates. Drizzle with sauce and serve with mushrooms.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 469Calories from Fat 59
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g48%

Saturated Fat 12g60%
Cholesterol 117mg39%
Sodium 645mg27%
Total Carbohydrate 6g2%

Dietary Fiber 0.9g4%
Protein 41g82%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.