I gave this 4 stars and not five because the recipe did not warn people about rectifying the use of a sweet vinaigrette and a sweet wine. I used what I had on hand and the sweetness of both ingredients proved to be a major player in the success of the sauce. This caused a potential disaster, but it was fixable (with amazing results). Luckily, per previous reviews, I chose to make the sauce separate from the steak, and serve for dipping. Therefore I had the opportunity to balance the sauce and even use steak drippings to do so. As I said, I had on hand only a very sweet wine and very sweet vinaigrette: an excellent Zin, but very fruity and sweet. , and Costco's staple Balsamic Vinaigrette (which is very sweet also). So the sauce was overpowering and needed balance. First, I altered the amount of the Balsamic Vinaigrette per previous reviews...but doubling it seemed too much, so I added 150% of what the recipe called for. When I reduced it and it was too sweet, I added 1/2 cup of homemade beef stock, 1/4 cup white vinegar (trust me, it needed it), 1 clove crushed garlic (per previous reviews), and pepper to taste. Reduced again. I added the steak drippings and even reduced again. Total reduction was roughly 85%. The result was incredible and loved by all (I served 4). Thick and flavorful. It was wonderful enough that I'd reproduce in an instant, even with my additions. Thanks for the recipe, and for those of us who only stock sweet wine, it still works. Thanks!
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I gave this 4 stars and not five because the recipe did not warn people about rectifying the...