Beef with Mushroom Gravy

Who doesn’t enjoy having a good meal and extra time on their hands? Yeah, I like that too! So many meals here in Peru seem to take quite a bit of time to prepare. That is not always bad, cooking is an art and shouldn’t be finished in minutes. Well, except… every so often.

This is one of those times! This is a meal that truly comes together in minutes, is incredibly satisfying and leaves you wanting more. I have made this as just a mushroom gravy sans beef. I have made this with mini portabella mushrooms. I have made this with a mixture of mushrooms. Any way I seem to put this together, it comes out just deliciously.

Beef with Mushroom Gravy

Yield: Serves 4

Source: Adapted from Cooking Light


  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound lean beef (I use "malaya" here), cut in stir-fry strips
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onions
  • 1 pound sliced mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme


  1. Heat oil a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef strips; sauté 5 minutes, browning on all sides. Remove from pan; cover.
  2. Melt butter in pan (without cleaning). Add onions, garlic and mushrooms; sauté 4 minutes. Stir in soy sauce. Sprinkle flour over mushroom mixture; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add broth, stirring constantly. Return beef to skillet and add pepper, salt, and thyme. Bring to a boil; cook 2 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Serve with rice or noodles.

This can be served with white or brown rice, egg noodles or a delicious pilaf.

Gretchen Noelle

My love of food was cultivated early on by my family but has come alive while living in Peru. During the 12 years of living in Lima, Peru, I have also enjoyed numerous trips to other areas of the country. Here on Provecho Peru you will find Peruvian recipes in English, American favorites prepared overseas, news about Peruvian Cuisine and interesting tidbits about life in Peru.

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6 Responses

  1. Yum! This dish looks like it will be perfect coming into fall. It’s on my list….

  2. Lee Ann says:

    I made this for dinner Wed. night. I doubled the recipe. I quess I should had made more. It was really good. My husband, daughter and her boyfriend really enjoyed it. This is something I will be making again.

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