Seared Steak with Pale Ale Butter, Mushrooms, and Onions

Huck’s Famous Spicy Steak with Mushrooms and Onions cooked in a Pale Ale Butter.

Seared Steak with Pale Ale Butter, Mushrooms, and Onions

When I was at the “office job”, I was treated to two overpriced fancy, white table cloth, steakhouse dinners. One for our Christmas party, the other a just because “You’ve never been there??” treat. I greatly appreciate my boss treating us to dinner each time, but both meals were less than stellar. In fact, at the Christmas party, if I was paying for the meal, I would have hand delivered my extremely overcooked, boiled, pieces of unseasoned beef to the kitchen and showed them a thing or two about my good friends Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper.

As you may have gathered from my little rant, I’m not a fan of steakhouses. If I’m throwing down over a $100 for a meal, it’s not going to be something I can make better at home.

Seared Steak with Pale Ale Butter, Mushrooms, and Onions

I like hole-in-the-wall or eclectic restaurants. On a recent trip to Coolinary {My favorite restaurant of all time}, I ordered Barley Risotto with Lamb Meatballs. Not overly crazy. Probably something I could recreate on my own {I’ve made Barley Risotto before}, but I could NEVER get the favor into my dish they did. As soon as the food hit my tongue, I closed my eyes, smiled, and ‘Yummied!’ That is my happy place! Then I had a mini battle with myself, do I tell everyone how great this is and share or keep it all for myself?? Of course I shared!

Today’s lunch was a Yum moment. Huck and I have our steaks down to a science, as long as I’m cooking for just the two of us. I like my steak rare and have no problem eating it blue. As long as the outside has a nice sear, we’re good. I honestly don’t know how to cook a steak any other way. We’ll have friends over and they’ll request their steak medium. I start stressing about over or undercooking their piece.

Seared Steak with Pale Ale Butter, Mushrooms, and Onions

Steak is expensive after all. Steak is something we’ll have once or twice a month. We usually buy one Porter House and Huck takes the New York strip side, and I get the filet. Aren’t we just prefect for each other??

So back to lunch, I seared our steaks in an extremely hot pan. I usually smoke up the whole house while doing so. It’s so worth it, though! We marinated the steak yesterday with Huck’s spicy rub we put on everything, literally! {It’s a mix of a bunch of ground pepper powders, garlic, onion, salt and pepper}. Once the steaks were finished, I added about two tablespoons of my Pale Ale Butter to the pan with mushrooms and onions and cooked until the veggies were soft. The slight bitterness from the Pale Ale worked great with the spice from the marinade.

I actually overcooked my piece a little while setting up for pictures. Go figure. Luckily, the center was cooked perfectly.

Seared Steak with Pale Ale Butter, Mushrooms, and Onions

Looking at these pictures makes me want another pieces. Instead I’m making cupcakes. Peanut Butter Frosting for Chocolate Stout Cupcakes to be exact. My goal is to only eat one… Maybe two! I’ll let you know how it goes!

I also announced the winner of the t-shirt from Kona Brewing Company. Head over to see if you were the lucky winner!

{Blog maintenance question before I leave: if anyone knows how delete the boarders around my pictures, I’d really like to know! My Windows Live Writer isn’t working, I’ve watched countless YouTube videos, and read a bunch of WordPress forums and still can’t figure it out:( I don’t like it!!}

Pale Ale Butter

Flavored butters are super easy and added extra flavor to normal dishes. Add additional seasonings or substitute for some of your favorite.


  • 1 stick Unsalted Butter (Room Temp)
  • 2 tablespoons Pale Ale
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • PinchSmoked Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Pepper Powder (Optional)


Combined all ingredients together until fully combined. Place butter on plastic wrap and roll into log form. Place in the refrigerator to chili until ready to use.


  1. Anonymous says

    Dang that meal looks Awesome, I’m sure you enjoyed every bite. Maybe somebody will give you tips on fixing the borders. Congrats to the winner of the tee shirt, we thought the same thing Wilson. Love you, mom

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