A yummy way to spice up venison loin or steaks. Good with any red meat.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 steaks
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat shallots, garlic, blackberry jam, and red wine in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Simmer until reduced to 1/2 cup of liquid, about 15 minutes. Strain liquid through a fine mesh sieve and set aside. Heat the beef broth in a separate skillet over medium-high heat until reduced by half, 15 to 20 minutes. Whisk the two reduced sauces together, and stir in the butter. Season with salt and pepper.

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  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the venison steaks until they are beginning to firm, and are hot and slightly pink in the center, 3 to 4 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 145 degrees F (65 degrees C). Serve the steaks with the sauce and a few fresh blackberries.

Cook's Note

If sauce is too thin dissolve 1 teaspoon cornstarch in 1 tablespoon wine, stir into sauce and bring to a boil.

Nutrition Facts

359 calories; protein 44.3g 89% DV; carbohydrates 14.6g 5% DV; fat 7.7g 12% DV; cholesterol 166.4mg 56% DV; sodium 122.1mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2011
I grilled the steaks because it was a beautiful night and I much prefer the meat grilled! I hadn't made this for a long time but now looking forward to summer to enjoy this more often! Read More
(11)
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2011
I grilled the steaks because it was a beautiful night and I much prefer the meat grilled! I hadn't made this for a long time but now looking forward to summer to enjoy this more often! Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
10/26/2011
I braised the vension in some of the merlot to give it more flavor. I think this sauce is amazing but it needs a little more so that there is enough for each steak. I used tenderlion pieces instead of steak and the meat was so tender with this sauce on top I fell in love. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2013
I don t make a lot of reduction sauces so I really didn t know what to expect given the fact that this recipe does not contain any herbs or spices. Suffice to say it was fabulous! I did not have any blackberry jam but I did have a bottle of Manischewitz Blackberry Wine. I used that in place of the red wine and thickened the sauce with cornstarch. Did not add salt but seasoned with ground white pepper. This was good over the venison but I can envision this sauce over a bacon wrapped filet Mignon and topped with sautéed mushrooms. Will be making this one again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2013
Made this sauce exactly as written including the cornstarch addition. None of the ingredients stole the show. The sauce was delicious over medium-rare grilled venison steaks. This is worthy of making for company. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2015
I chose to use fresh blackberries from Oregon state along with an Oregon based Pinot Noir "Firesteed" which has cherry and berry flavors to make the fruity blackberry pop even more. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2020
I made this using onions and Cab. Sav. and Venison Backstrap. This sauce was so good that I plan on using it for steak as well. Simple flavorful sauce. You won't be disappointed. I also looks so upscale for how simple it is to make! Thank you Web Spinner Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2015
I cut two back straps (whole tenderloin) in to thirds, salt/peppered them, and then grilled them medium rare. Cut them into medallions, put on a platter, drizzled a little of the sauce and garnished with blackberries. It was great and served 9. Next time, I may add a little chopped up chili pepper to the reduction for some heat. I probably added more jam than called for, but this was great. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2020
The whole family loved it. I took the whole tenderloin and cut it up into medallions for easy pan searing. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/18/2017
Made this with pork tenderloins wrapped in bacon. Delicious! Needed to thicken the sauce a bit at the end though with a touch of corn starch. Definitely a company worthy dinner. Read More
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