Steak & sticky red wine shallots

Steak & sticky red wine shallots

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(26 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins


Serves 2
People will think you've been cooking for hours with this rich and meaty dish, ready in under 30 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal524
  • fat33g
  • saturates16g
  • carbs10g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre1g
  • protein40g
  • salt1.87g
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  • 8 brown shallots, peeled and quartered but left whole at the root



    Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

  • 2 sirloin steaks, about 175g/6oz each
    Sirloin steak

    Sirloin steak

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    This well-flavoured steak needs to be cooked carefully, and rested properly to ensure…

  • crushed black peppercorns
  • 25g butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
    Balsamic vinegar

    Balsamic vinegar

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    True Balsamic vinegar is an artisan product from Modena, in Emilia Romagna, Italy, and is made…

  • large glass red wine, about 175ml/6fl oz
  • 150ml beef stock


  1. Simmer the shallots in a pan of water for 2-3 mins, then drain and set aside. Season the steaks with a little salt and plenty of crushed peppercorns. Heat half the butter in a pan until sizzling, then cook the steaks for 3 mins on each side for medium or until done to your liking.

  2. 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 withgreen beans and chips.

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21st Oct, 2010
Could someone tell me.....if i wanted to make this recipe for 4, do I just double the ingredients ? Please don't laugh ?
7th Oct, 2010
Delicious but it took me much longer than 30 mins.
17th Jul, 2010
Very tasty, served with gordons chips and green beans and asparagus. Will definately be having again.
17th Jul, 2010
Very tasty, served with gordons chips and green beans and asparagus. Will definately be having again.
29th May, 2010
Very nice - took longer to reduce down the sauce than expected, but lovely flavour.
20th Feb, 2009
Oops forgot my stars!
20th Feb, 2009
made this last night, wonderful. Will definately be making again.
12th Jan, 2009
This was delicious!! Like Matt I also added some sugar when the shallots were in the pan - made it very sticky and sweet. A highly recommended dish and i'll be making it again!!
20th Jul, 2008
Made this last night for my husband, we didnt speak throughout the whole meal as it was too tasty to stop eating!! Added thyme to the steaks also for that extra depth .... worked out great!! Definately make this again ......... 10 out of 10!!
3rd May, 2008
Yummy! Had late last night with salad - will try again with roasties and vegies next time. I agree with Vickie - the recipe went a bit off piste but I bunged the peppercorns in with the red wine. Look forward to making again and eating again - yum yum yum!


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