Steak with Red Wine and Shallots
recipe for Steak with Red Wine and Shallots
has been reproduced courtesy of Schwartz.
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for Steak with Red Wine and Shallots
2 sirloin steaks
1 tbs olive oil
8 shallots, peeled and quartered
4 tbs balsamic vinegar
175ml red wine
175ml beef stock
1 1/2 tbs Schwartz Paprika
1 tsp Schwartz Thyme
1 tsp caster sugar
Schwartz Sea Salt and Black Pepper to season
to make Steak with Red Wine and Shallots
the steaks with salt and pepper.
a little oil in a hot pan and fry the steaks for 3
minutes on each side.
a little more oil to the pan and fry the shallots
until they begin to brown.
the vinegar, let it bubble for a minute then add the
red wine, beef stock, paprika, thyme and sugar.
the pan to simmer for a few minutes until thickened
slightly, then serve with the steaks.
with green beans and chips.
with permission of Schwartz