Dreamy Venison Steak is a melt-in-your-mouth venison steak pan-fried in butter and topped with a thick creamy mushroom and onion sauce. If you don’t fall in love with this all I can say is bless your heart.
This is so simple to make. Can you believe it only takes 10 minutes? Pop some rolls in the oven and throw a salad together and dinner is served.
You can use whatever cut of the meat you prefer for the steaks, but it’s best to choose tender cuts of meat, such as the backstrap, tenderloin, or tender cuts from the hams, such as the eye of round, or the top round (top sirloin), which is what I used in the picture above. I can usually get about four steaks from the top round after cutting away all of the sinew and dividing the sirloin into equal parts.
I always age my venison, which helps tenderize the meat amazingly. For this meal, though I really, really wanted a steak and I have TMJ and can’t normally eat steak, so I flattened the steaks with a meat hammer and used a handheld tenderizer to help it even further. This way, I had an extremely tender and thin steak. If you fix this recipe, please feel free to make your steaks however thick you desire.
You can also add seasoning to the sour cream, onions, and mushrooms, such as Creole seasoning or some Italian seasonings or if you like hot and spicy you could add a few drops of Sriracha sauce
The good, the bad and the delicious…
- Dreamy Venison Steak is very high in protein and high in potassium, fiber, and iron and has low carbs.
- Unfortunately, it’s also very high in saturated fat and cholesterol, but don’t fear. See my tips below for making this a more diet-friendly recipe.
Dreamy Venison Steak Nutrition Facts
|Yields: 8 Steaks||Serving: 1 Steak|
|Calories 417||Calories from fat 36|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 17 g||27%|
|Saturated Fat 9 g||45%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 3 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g|
|Trans Fat 0.0 g|
|Cholesterol 215 mg||72%|
|Sodium 226 mg||9%|
|Potassium 618 mg||18%|
|Total Carbohydrates 7 g||2%|
|Dietary Fiber 3 g||12%|
|Sugars 0 g|
|Protein 58 g||116%|
|Vitamin A 7%|
|Vitamin C 1%|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA, but were calculated by MyFitnessPal, Inc. by Under Armour, Inc.
To make this recipe more diet-friendly…
- Use a low-fat or fat-free sour cream or yogurt instead.
- If you use Dannon Oikos Triple Zero non-fat Greek yogurt it will lower the saturated fat to 5 g 24 %, monounsaturated fat 1 g, polyunsaturated fat 1 g, cholesterol 202 mg 67 % and it will knock 3 mg from sodium. It also lowers the calories to 372.
- Use a butter alternative for frying the onions and mushrooms and the steaks.
- This will drastically cut down on the fat and cholesterol–depending on the brand you use, amounts cut will vary.