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Steak in Red Wine Sauce Recipe

Impress your family with this steak dinner that's fancy yet simple enough for a weeknight

by: Lara Katz
steak with red wine sauce

Here is an easy steak recipe you can make for your guests that is mostly prepared in advance but finished off at the last minute before serving. It’s perfect because you basically re-heat it while finishing it off. It’s almost so easy you might even be tempted to make it on a….weeknight!


4 boneless New York Strip Steaks, or your favourite steak, ½ inch thick
1 tsp salt
½ tsp ground black pepper
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
¾ cup red wine
¼ cup water
1 ½ teaspoons soy sauce
3 Tablespoons butter, cut into 3 pieces

  Pat steaks dry, then sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  Heat 1 Tablespoon oil in a heavy skillet until very hot.

  Saute steaks in 2 batches, turning once, about 4 minutes per side for medium rare.

  Transfer to a platter and cover with foil. This can be done in advance.

  Pour out fat from skillet and add in garlic and remaining oil. Cook over medium high heat until garlic is light brown, be careful it does not burn.  About 30 seconds.

  Add wine and boil, stirring and scraping brown bits from bottom. Cook until mixture is reduced by half, about 2-3 minutes.

  Add water and soy sauce, boil again until mixture is reduced by half, 3-4 minutes.This can be done in advance.

  Reduce heat to medium low and whisk in butter, 1 piece at a time, until slightly thickened. Do this right before serving.

  Slice steaks, pour sauce over steak and serve right away.

Serves 4-6 people.

Looking for delicious side dishes to go with this steak dinner?  Try Sweet Potato Hash Browns, Easy Cheesy Cauliflower Corn Cakes Recipe, or Simple Salad.