Beef with sticky red wine shallots

Posted: December 24, 2011 by nietize in Beef
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From BBC Food More One-pot Recipes
Serves 2

8 brown shallots , peeled and quartered but left whole at the root
2 sirloin steaks , about 175g/6oz each
crushed black peppercorns
25g butter
4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
large glass red wine , about 175ml/6fl oz
150ml beef stock

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 in a pan until sizzling, then cook the steaks for 3 mins on each side for medium or until done to your liking.

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.

I have this personal tradition for the Christmas season.I will cook steak for Christmas Eve and Roast Chicken for Christmas Day. This is the first of the two. Very rich red wine sauce to go with the steak.


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