Steak & Red Wine Sauce Recipe

Steak and Sticky Red Wine Sauce

For the meat eaters of you out there this recipe for steak with sticky red wine sauce is just the ticket you need this Men Make Dinner Day. This recipe comes courtesy of Simone Williams at Perfect Cellar who provide wines from across the world to drink right here in the sunny UK.

Here at Idle HQ we have decided to give you something a little different. Other than Bonfire Night, the 5th of November is host to something else, Men Make Dinner Day. This day is purely dedicated to men making the dinner for their friends or partners, so it's time to put your apron on, cook up a storm in the kitchen and get your creative hats on because you'll want to cook to impress!

Men Make Dinner Day was started by Sandy Sharkey and she's been pushing men off of the sofa and into the kitchen to their partners' cries of joy. So lads, put down the beer and the remote and pick up a whisk, you never know, you may even like it!

We have teamed up with some of the best restaurants, food bloggers and chefs to create a fantastic e-Book filled with amazing recipes from mac and cheese to haute cuisine - so whether you're feeling fancy or like to keep it simple then there is a recipe in this book for you.

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Steak and Sticky Red Wine Sauce

Why not have some fun while you cook with this boozy, full-flavoured steak.

Best Served With

Try pairing a traditional, rich Bordeaux from St Julien’s rising star, Chateau Les Ormes. Remember to save a glass for cooking!


  • 8 shallots, peeled and quartered
  • 2 sirloin steaks, about 175g/6oz each
  • Crushed black peppercorns
  • 25g butter
  • 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 175ml red wine (and any extra for glugging)
  • 150ml beef stock


Season the steaks generously with salt and crushed peppercorns. Heat half the butter in a pan until sizzling, then cook the steaks for 2 ½ minutes on each side for medium-rare or until done to your liking.

Remove the steaks and keep warm. While they rest, add the remaining butter to the pan, throw in the shallots, then sizzle in the sticky pan until starting to brown. Add the balsamic vinegar and bubble for a few mins. Add the wine and boil down until sticky, then add the beef stock and simmer until everything comes together. Spoon the shallots over the steaks and serve with green beans and chips.


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