Merlot Wine Pairing Recipes

Looking for recipes to serve with Merlot? Allrecipes has more than 50 trusted Merlot wine pairing recipes complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

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Flank Steak with Garlic Wine Sauce

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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

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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

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This is an absolutely simple but delicious dish.

Roast Chicken with Thyme and Onions

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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

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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.

Shepherd's Pie VI

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This Shepherd's Pie is a layered casserole of beef, carrots, and potato.
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All American Roast Beef

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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.

Rosemary Braised Lamb Shanks

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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

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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

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This very tasty and easy marinade for lamb chops can also be used for steaks.

Garlic Prime Rib

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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!
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Slow Cooker Roast Beef

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Excellent roast beef with plenty of juices which can be thickened for gravy.

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Spicy Rapid Roast Chicken

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This is the kind of recipe that you just throw together. No need to truss or fuss. Pop it into a very hot oven and it is ready in a hurry.

Awesome Roast Beef

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This rump roast in mushroom soup and beef broth is tender and very moist. It's made in the slow cooker, and is very easy to make. Raw vegetables, such as carrots and potatoes, may be added at the start of the cooking time, if desired. My whole family loves this recipe. The leftovers also make great roast beef sandwiches.

Meaty Spaghetti Sauce

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Tired of the same old boring spaghetti sauce recipes? I invented this one to satisfy my craving for a meaty, flavorful sauce. Serve with your favorite pasta, topped with grated Parmesan cheese. Freeze the leftovers for a quick dinner another night!