black peppercorn and red wine pan sauce on steak


Silky, rich and with just the right amount of black pepper, this Black Peppercorn and Red Wine Pan Sauce is delicious on beef, lamb or pork.


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black peppercorn and red wine pan sauce on steak

Black Peppercorn Red Wine Pan Sauce

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Silky, rich and with just the right amount of black pepper, this incredible sauce is delicious on beef, lamb or pork.


  • 1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup shallots, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 3 Tbsp. cold unsalted butter


  1. Reusing the same pan you cooked your meat in (do not clean out), add 1 tsp. oil and place over medium heat. Add the shallots and saute, stirring often, for 2-3 minutes, or until softened. Add black pepper and salt and cook one more minute.
  2. Pour red wine into pan, stirring, and cook until mixture is reduced to 2 tablespoons.
  3. When mixture is reduced, turn heat to medium-high and add broth. Let simmer rapidly until reduced to 3 Tsp. or until is coats back of spoon.
  4. Remove from heat, whisk in 2-3 Tbsp. cold butter until fully melted. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 131Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 23mgSodium 519mgCarbohydrates 4gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 1g
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