wine sauce

Dying for some grilled food?  I know I am.  In the dead of winter, when it seems like all I'm eating is roasted and slow-cooked meats and hearty pastas, I sometimes get a craving for something a little more fresh tasting.  Nothing satisfies that craving better than a big grilled steak and a crisp green salad.  So put on your winter coat and get out there and light up the grill.  This steak and rosemary red wine sauce will be worth it, I promise.

Grill your steaks (I prefer a nice ribeye medium rare.)  Put them on a warm platter and tent with foil to rest.  Then, make your sauce:
  • Saute a sliced onion in a tablespoon of butter.  Cook until soft and browned, stirring constantly (about 10 minutes).
  • Add 2 tablespoons fresh chopped rosemary leaves and 2 tablespoons of minced garlic.
  • Stir and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add 1 and 1/2 cups dry red wine, one cup of beef broth, and a pinch of sugar.  Boil and stir until reduced by half.
  • Pour over steaks and serve immediately.
Don't forget to serve this with the same wine you used in the sauce.  Delicious!