Incredible Red Wine Sauce for Steak

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  • An incredible Red Wine Sauce for Steak that can be made in less than 20 minutes! Whether you call it red wine jus or red wine gravy, its the perfect enhancement to your meal! Enjoy it with a glass of the same red wine you choose to cook with – an elegant weeknight meal.

    steak with red wine sauce and green beans on white plate

    I love a great steak on the grill. It’s so easy to make and yet feels like something special. We try to make dinner at home feel like special occasions sometimes, whether we’re entertaining or just enjoying a date night in.

    Nothing makes a steak feel more special than an enhancement. I rarely order a steak off the menu without adding one. One little teaspoon of sauce adds so much flavor. Red wine sauce requires just 3 ingredients and can be prepared in advance.

    I love entertaining, and especially having friends over for dinner. We try to host a dinner party every couple of months, and of course, this is recipe is on the menu for dinner this month.

    Sometimes hosting a dinner party can be overwhelming, but with these Tips for Hosting a Dinner Party makes it all so easy!

    I plan on serving this with some Green Beans, and a refreshing Spritzer Cocktail. It’s going to be such a fun night!

    And what’s dinner without dessert? Get my recipe for poached peaches on Cambria’s blog.

    bottle of red wine, stick of butter, shallot on marble countertop

    Red Wine Sauce Ingredients

    • Butter – Of course! This is the base of just about any homemade or restaurant-style pan sauce.
    • Shallots – The delicate onion flavor turns the red wine sauce into something incredible!
    • Cambria Pinot Noir – One of my favorite wines to enjoy over a light weeknight meal or dinner with friends. It is the best red wine for steak sauce since because of its bold flavor. It is a fragrant and easy-to-drink wine that will go perfect with your steak dinner!

    red wine sauce cooking in skillet with wooden spoon

    How to Make the Best Red Wine Jus

    1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add shallot and cook for 2-3 minutes.
    2. Add wine and bring to a boil. Reduce for 15 minutes, scraping the sides until slightly syrupy.
    3. Serve on top of steak and enjoy with a glass of Cambria Pinot Noir!

    red wine gravy being spooned on top of steak with green beans on white plate

    How Do You Thicken Homemade Pan Sauce?

    You may read other red wine sauce recipes that call for a thickener, such as cornstarch or arrowroot, but I find this to be unnecessary. Ultimately, it simply makes the red wine sauce too thick.

    For the best results, bring the wine to a boil over medium heat, then reduce and simmer for 15 minutes. The result is a silky smooth and slightly syrupy sauce with incredible flavor!

    steak with red wine gravy and green beans on white plate

    A Few Secrets to Cooking the Perfect Steak to Pair with Your Red Wine Gravy

    • Pick the perfect cut of meat from the butcher. The higher quality cuts will give you a more tender, flavorful steak
    • Season the steak before cooking. If you have time, let the meat sit with the seasoning for a while before cooking to allow the spices to soak in.
    • Use a meat thermometer to ensure you’re cooking the meat to the temperature of your liking. The steak will continue to cook a little once you take it off the grill. I like mine to a perfect medium-rare, about 145 degrees, so I pull it off the grill at 140 degrees.

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    Incredible Red Wine Sauce for Steak

    An incredible Red Wine Sauce for Steak that can be made in less than 20 minutes! Whether you call it red wine jus or red wine gravy, its the perfect enhancement to your meal! Enjoy it with a glass of the same red wine you choose to cook with - an elegant weeknight meal.

    Course Sauce
    Cuisine American
    Keyword red wine gravy, red wine jus, red wine sauce, red wine sauce for steak
    Cook Time 18 minutes
    Total Time 18 minutes
    Servings 4
    Calories 117 kcal

    Ingredients

    • 3 Tbsp butter
    • 1 shallot minced
    • 3/4 c Cambria Pinot Noir

    Instructions

    1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add shallot and cook for 2-3 minutes.
    2. Add wine and bring to a boil. Reduce for 15 minutes, scraping the sides until slightly syrupy.
    3. Serve on top of steak.

    Recipe Notes

    Enjoy with a glass of the same wine you choose to cook with!

    Nutrition Facts
    Incredible Red Wine Sauce for Steak
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 117 Calories from Fat 81
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 9g14%
    Saturated Fat 5g25%
    Cholesterol 23mg8%
    Sodium 77mg3%
    Potassium 21mg1%
    Carbohydrates 2g1%
    Fiber 1g4%
    Sugar 1g1%
    Protein 1g2%
    Vitamin A 266IU5%
    Vitamin C 1mg1%
    Calcium 3mg0%
    Iron 1mg6%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    This post is sponsored by Cambria Wines. As always all opinions and ideas are my own. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that make this blog possible.

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