Dreamy Venison Steak

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.

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Dreamy Venison Steak

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 8 Steaks

Serving Size: 1 Steak and 3 Tbsp. of Topping.

Calories per serving: 417

Fat per serving: 17 g

Dreamy Venison Steak


  • 8 venison steaks (about 3 lbs)
  • 1 large onion, diced or sliced
  • 8 oz. mushrooms, (I typically use portobello mushrooms)
  • 9 oz. sour cream
  • 3 Tbsp. butter (for frying)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • Instead of salt and pepper, feel free to use a seasoning of your choice.


  1. First, season your steaks as you wish. Heat 1 Tbsp. of butter in a cast iron skillet to medium-high heat and fry the steaks to your likeness, turning them only once. Keep in mind rare is 125, medium 145, and well done is 160.
  2. Dice or slice the mushrooms and onions and add 2 Tbsp. of butter to a frying pan on medium-high heat and sautée.
  3. Then add the sour cream, stir well, and top each steak with about 3 Tbsp. of the creamy topping.

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. 

See 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%
 Calcium 4%  Iron 46%
*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…

  • To help lower the fat and cholesterol use a low-fat or fat-free sour cream or Greek yogurt instead and use a butter alternative for frying the onions and mushrooms and the steaks.
  • Whatever changes you make to your Dreamy Venison Steak, you can recalculate the nutrition facts at myfitnesspal.com

Bon Appétit

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