The Beefsteak mushroom, also known as the Ox Tongue mushroom or Velvet Foot, is a type of edible mushroom that is prized for its meaty texture and bold, savory flavor. It is a large mushroom, with a cap that can reach up to 8 inches in diameter and a sturdy, white stem. The mushroom’s surface is velvety and its color can range from pale brown to a deep reddish-brown. The Beefsteak mushroom is a popular choice for grilling, sautéing, and roasting, and can be used as a substitute for beef in dishes like burgers or sandwiches. Its bold flavor pairs well with a variety of ingredients, and it can be used in soups, stews, and sauces to add depth and richness.