Merlot Wine Pairing Recipes

Browse trusted Merlot wine pairing recipes, and find something you'll be delighted to serve with this red-fruit-forward wine.

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Flank Steak with Garlic Wine Sauce

Rating: 4.48 stars
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Great on a cold winter day, and a real heart warmer. For best results, the meat should be quite rare.

Bacon Cheeseburger Upside Down Pizza

Rating: 3.98 stars
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This is a great recipe! Even my picky toddler will eat it! It's quick and easy, and the whole family will gobble it up.

Italian Roast Beef II

Rating: 3 stars
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This is an absolutely simple but delicious dish.

Roast Chicken with Thyme and Onions

Rating: 4.12 stars
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People are always raving about chicken and rosemary, when I think chicken and fresh thyme is superior. This is so easy it's criminal, and the results are fabulous. I sometimes add four or five bulbs of green garlic if I find it at the farmers' market.

Rosemary Steak

Rating: 4.3 stars
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This is a wonderful steak dish that was prepared for me when I lived in Argentina. This Argentinean steak dish is quite popular in various restaurants around Buenos Aires.

All American Roast Beef

Rating: 4.5 stars
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This is your basic everyday eye round roast beef. Simply cooked to perfection. Serve it to family or company. The secret is in the time cooked. 20 minutes per pound at 375 degrees.

Shepherd's Pie VI

Rating: 4.47 stars
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This Shepherd's Pie is a layered casserole of beef, carrots, and potato.

Rosemary Braised Lamb Shanks

Rating: 4.72 stars
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Lamb shanks are slowly simmered with fresh rosemary, garlic, tomatoes, and red wine. Great served with polenta, or my family's favorite--roasted garlic mashed potatoes--as you need something to soak up the wonderful sauce. A fantastic dish for company, as all the prep work is done at the beginning, and then you just have to wait.

Roasted Duck

Rating: 4.61 stars
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I made this last year out of the blue, and my whole family enjoyed it. We had never had duck before, and it was a nice exchange for the traditional turkey. We served it with all the usual side dishes.

Simple Grilled Lamb Chops

Rating: 4.71 stars
362
This very tasty and easy marinade for lamb chops can also be used for steaks.

Slow Cooker Roast Beef

Rating: 4.49 stars
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Excellent roast beef with plenty of juices which can be thickened for gravy.

Filet Mignon with Rich Balsamic Glaze

Rating: 4.44 stars
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This is an elegant and quick romantic dinner for two. Wonderful served with steamed asparagus and baby red potatoes.
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The Best Recipes to Pair with Merlot
Discover some of our favorite main dish recipes to pair with merlot.
Garlic Prime Rib
Rating: Unrated
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Quick and easy marinade and so tasty, I was trusted with this recipe but I can't keep it to myself!

Blue Cheese Burgers

Rating: 4.57 stars
973

Hamburgers? Yes. But basic fare? Definitely not! What a treat they are, and the wise cook will make up a dozen or so for the freezer. If you like blue cheese, you'll never forget these burgers.