Stove Top Sirloin Steak Marsala

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Stove Top Sirloin Steak Marsala is one of my favorite comfort foods and the easiest one-pan meal.

I use lesser-cut meat that is economical and it takes the place of veal in this classic Italian-style Marsala dish.

In addition, we add mushrooms to this wonderful beefy version of delicious dry marsala sauce since sweet marsala is usually used more in Italian desserts and keep both versions on hand.

Cooked to your personal preference from medium-rare to well done (that's your choice), slow cooking will still make it very tender meat using sirloin steak even well done.

When I was growing up, I would come home from school and the aroma was just mouth-watering when that door opened.

No matter what mom used for meat, the sauce was my favorite part and perfect to sop up a nice piece of Tuscan Garlic Bread.

Some of our favorites with Marsala in it are this Easy Chicken Marsala Sauce, Slow Cooker Rump Roast Marsala, Rice Marsala Almondine, and even these delicious desserts like this Cannoli Pie, have it in!

During the busy holiday season, easy recipe meals are a must.

There are so many days that I need quick, tasty comfort foods, like this one.

The recipe is super easy and perfect for on-the-go busy schedules.

Put everything on the stovetop, using a lesser cut of meat that will be fork-tender as it simmers in a delectable wine sauce, what more can I say other than YUM!!

Scroll down to the printable recipe to make this fabulous Marsala meal!

Easy Recipes

I love all-in-one pan meal, they are so easy, and when you're in a hurry with just a few pantry ingredients on hand you can make what tastes like a gourmet meal!

The slow simmer in that delicious Steak Marsala Sauce made any inexpensive cut of meat tender so use any kind you prefer, I even use a London broil when on sale.

As the years have passed, I will always remember that trick of low and slow cooking for tougher cuts of meat.

I tend to saute the meat first and on a busy day, throw everything in the slow cooker and it's a fork-tender delight steak marsala for over rice or mashed potatoes.

steaks with mushrooms made into a marsala sauce  on top of the stove

Alternative Cooking Methods

  1. Slow-Cooker: Coat the meat and sear first. Place the ingredients in the bottom of the slow cooker. add the meat on top. Slow cooker for up to 6 to 8 hours on high up 4 to 6 hours.
  2. Oven: Coat the meat and sear first. Use a cast iron dutch oven of around 4 quarts with a lid. Add all the ingredients and preheat the oven to 350 for around 1 hour depending on the thickness of the steak and how you like yours cooked.
  3. Instant Pot: Coat the meat and sear first. Use the slow cooker function for the pressure cooker follow the instructions for stew in your instruction book

this is sirloin steak with mushrooms made into a marsala sauce  on top of the stove

Ingredients You Will Need (scroll to the recipe card for exact measurements)

  • Boneless Sirloin Steak around 1 1/2 pounds
  • Beef broth
  • Flour
  • salt, pepper
  • dash cayenne pepper
  • Italian seasoning
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • mushrooms sliced
  • bell pepper sliced thin
  • butter
  • olive oil
  • clove minced garlic
  • granulated garlic
  • marsala wine
  • carrots, peas, or another vegetable you may like to add


  • Use a dry Marsala Wine
  • Sirloin boneless meat is recommended however you can use bone-in
  • Slowly simmer the meat on the stovetop
  • This can be done in a slow cooker or instant pot also on high for 4 to 6 hours
  • Add beef broth if you don't like wine or use a flavored wine or beer you like
  • Chicken, Pork, and Lamb can be used in place of steak in this recipe
  • In a pinch, you can also use ground beef made into hamburgers shown below

these are hamburgers in a steak marsala mushroom sauce

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One Pan Easy Meals

If you are a hurried cook, this STove Top Sirloin Steak Marsala is a great meal.

It's easy and taste like a gourmet 5-star restaurant made it, the flavors are fantastic.

You can tweak it however you like, more spices, a little heat with red pepper flakes and even adding some chopped Roma tomatoes enhance this dish.

We love it with a side dish of rice, mashed potatoes with roasted garlic, or just with a salad.

Sirloin Steak Marsala

Sirloin Steak Marsala

Yield: 2
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 1 H & 45 MTotal time: 2 Hour
This is a stovetop steak marsala tender slow-cooked one-pan meal. This can also be made in a slow cooker or instant pot


  • Boneless Sirloin Steak around 1 1/2 pounds ( or use chicken, pork, lamb, ground beef, or venison) 
  • 1 can beef broth around 2 cups 
  • 1 cup flour 
  • 1/2 teaspoon each salt, pepper, or more to taste 
  • dash cayenne pepper 
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley or use Italian seasoning 
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce 
  • 1 lb mushrooms sliced 
  • 3 tablespoons butter 
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 1 clove minced garlic 
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  •  1/2 cup dry marsala wine
  •  optional: 1 cup of carrots, 1 bell pepper sliced thin or onions


  1. In a deep large fry pan melt around 3 tablespoons butter and add 2 tablespoons olive oil on low heat.
  2. In a large plastic bag, add 1 cup flour, seasoning, salt, pepper, dash of cayenne, and 1 teaspoon granulated garlic.
  3. Shake the steak until evenly coated.
  4. Place in melted butter and olive oil fry pan.
  5. Sear on both sides until browned.
  6. Add minced garlic and saute for just 1 minute.
  7. Pour in the broth, and Worcestershire sauce, add the mushrooms, (peppers, onions, and carrots if using) and simmer on low for an hour and a half to two hours depending on the thickness of the meat on a very slow simmer.
  8. Note: If needed and gets too dry or needs more liquid, add some water, ( maybe 1/4 cup), and continue cooking until meat is tender.
  9. Check to make sure the steak is fork-tender and test it.
  10. This can take up to an hour and a half depending on how thick the meat is.
  11. This also can be in a slow cooker or instant pot on high for 4 to 6 hours or low for up to 8 hours.
  12. Serve with buttered-boiled potatoes, mashed potatoes, and corn on the cob



  • Use a dry Marsala Wine
  • Sirloin boneless meat is recommended however you can use bone-in
  • Slowly simmer the meat on the stovetop
  • This can be done in a slow cooker or instant pot also on high for 4 to 6 hours
  • Add beef broth if you don't like wine or use a flavored wine or beer you like
  • Chicken, Pork, and Lamb can be used in place of steak in this recipe
  • In a pinch, you can also use ground beef made into hamburgers shown below

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Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2017. It was edited and re-published in 2020.


  1. I'd love this one pan meal---and the guys would make sure there were no leftovers!!!

  2. Love marsala! I will definitely need to try this with the slow cooker. Sounds like it would be a hit with my family, especially paired with buttered potatoes.

  3.'s been such a long time since I've had Marsala anything! Takes me back to my days when my parents owned an Italian restaurant :) Thanks for the inspiration...looks delicious!

  4. That is definitely the comfort food jackpot! I wish I had this cooking right now!!

  5. I love chicken marsala but have never tried it with beef. Putting it on my list!

  6. Claudia my mouth is literally watering, I can just imagine the aroma! I love anything with marsala wine, but I don't think I've ever used it with beef ~ I can't wait!

  7. Stove top sirloin steaks mmmmhmm count me in! My sister is a big fan of recipes like this so I'm definitely going to share your recipe with her.

  8. One pan meals are great and this beef marsala looks delicious!

  9. This sounds like a proper comforting meal, with really tasty ingredients. So easy to make, so ideal for a mid-week meal, something to look forward to at the end of the day.

  10. This looks amazing. I'm such a sucker for a great marsala.

  11. So beautiful! The last time I bought a bottle of marsala I was putting it in everything. It did not last long! This sauce sounds deliciously flavorful.

  12. Yum, love beef sirloin so I know I'd love this. I'm drooling! Great recipe!

  13. Claudia,
    I've had veal, chicken, and pork marsala, but this would be the first time that I've ever had beef marasala! It must be tremendous! Pinning and saving!!!
    Stay safe,

  14. Having trouble finding a good marsala. Tried Taylor's, not liking it. Can you suggest one?

    1. The best is Lombardi if you can find it or imported from Sicily. The one I had here is dry and at a specialty wine store but they didnt have it Columbia Dry it was very good.

  15. This is one of my all time favorite meals! Just amazing!

  16. Delicious! I love that it is all cooked in one pan. Definitely a dinner win!

  17. I loved how tasty this is!! I can't wait to make it again!

  18. Dear Claudia, this looks like a wonderful meal...I'd love to try beef marsala. I wish I could join you for dinner! XO

  19. Now this is my kinda steak! Can't wait to try the recipe on the weekend :)

  20. This steak looks perfectly tender and juicy!! Can’t wait to try this!!!

  21. This looks so good, the steak sounds amazing and that sauce is the perfect thing to go with it!

  22. Oh, I love a good masala! I look forward to giving it a go. Thanks for a great recipe.

  23. This sirloin steak is so juicy and packed with so much flavor! My family and I just loved everything about it including this delicious sauce. I'm so excited to make this recipe again!

  24. Steak Marsala sounds amazing! We usually make Chicken Marsala, but will try it with steak now.

  25. The steak looks amazing. I'm going to give this a try.

  26. I made this last night. Mistake #1: Used no salt added beef broth and didn't add salt (Sodium restricted diet). Tasted a bit flat but Mrs. Dash helped! Mistake #2: Put the lid on the skillet and cooked for a couple of hours on low. Too thin! Took the lid off and cooked for another hour but still too watery. (all my bad). Question: Do you add the wine with the beef broth? Instructions didn't say but I added with the broth. Maybe too much broth? Hubby loved it and it was good, despite the thin sauce. (He added salt to his).

  27. No mistake the difference is preferences. The sauce get thick from simmering sounds like too much broth. The other thing that would have saved the sauce is adding wondra flour just a teaspoon in water and add to thicken or cornstarch. As far as the salt restrictions there you did great with the substitutes. I do not cover mine.


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