Red Wine Reduction Steak Sauce


Delicious red wine-based sauce that pairs perfectly with filet mignon or New York strip steaks. This can also go well with a roast or prime rib.

top-down view of a dinner plate with steak topped with sauce and vegetables with buttery mashed potatoes and corn on the side
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
1 cup


  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • ½ yellow onion, chopped

  • ½ red onion, chopped

  • 2 large shallots, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic

  • 1 roma (plum) tomato, chopped

  • 1 pound carrots, chopped

  • ¾ pound fresh mushrooms, sliced

  • 1 (14 ounce) can beef broth

  • 1 ¼ cups Merlot wine, divided


  1. Heat the butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat; cook and stir the yellow and red onion, shallots, garlic, tomato, carrots, and mushrooms until the onions are translucent and the carrots have softened, 10 to 15 minutes. Pour in the beef broth and 1 cup of Merlot, and bring to a boil, scraping and dissolving any browned bits of flavor from the bottom of the pan. Reduce heat, and simmer until the vegetables are very soft and the pan juices have reduced by half, about 20 minutes.

  2. Strain out and discard the vegetables from the sauce. Return the sauce to a boil over medium-high heat, stir in 1/4 cup of Merlot wine, and reduce heat. Simmer the sauce until it is reduced to 1/4 of its original volume, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

252 Calories
10g Fat
25g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 252
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 477mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 16mg 81%
Calcium 81mg 6%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 977mg 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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