Merlot-Peppercorn Steak Sauce Recipe -
Merlot-Peppercorn Steak Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Merlot-Peppercorn Steak Sauce

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"This is a quick merlot and peppercorn sauce which cooks very quickly. It's very tasty poured over a top sirloin or a thick porterhouse steak!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the mushrooms, garlic, and peppercorns, and saute until the mushrooms are tender. Pour in the wine, balsamic, and Worcestershire sauce, increase the heat to medium-high, and reduce by 1/3. Stir in the rosemary and cook for 1 to 2 minutes until fragrant.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 19, 2008

Good stuff. I cut back a little on the worcestershire and added a little more red wine, mixed everything but the rosemary togethert, hen soaked the peppercorns in the liquid for a couple of hours. Deglazed the pan I'd used to sear my steaks with the mixture, then added the rosemary after it reduced. Thanks!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 18, 2006

This sauce was pretty good. I will make this again but with some changes. More red wine, and less worchestershire sauce. I added extra garlic, and used olive oil instead of butter.

Aug 13, 2006

Flavor was good, if you could get around the 2-tablespoons of peppercorn. I would try this recipe again, but would drastically reduce the amount of peppercorn or possibly use 1 tsp of plain black pepper.

Jan 11, 2010

Awesome! and gave me an idea for a spin on my own recipe, i added a bit more garlic and merlot and used soaked green peppercorns and lots of them instead of black, much softer and not as strong so i added a liitle bit of cracked black pepper. Removed my fillets from the pan and threw it together with the steak juices, 10 mins all done!

Jul 20, 2008

excellent! I added a small carton of double cream as we prefer a creamy sauce.

Mar 30, 2008

I will be fixing this again! Do get fresh, good quality peppercorns! Mine were cheap and old and didn't taste great compared to the ones in a friends's dish. I would strained them out to leave the flavor but not the corn itself. Oh, and don't put peppercorns in the garbage disposal - almost had to call a repair man!

Mar 21, 2011

Not good. This is not a sauce. This is a reduction of primeval elements. 1 garlic clove vs. 3 tbs of worcestershire sauce and a half pound of pepper???????

Dec 30, 2011

did not care for this recipe at all. I should have realized it wouldn't meet my preferred creamy sauce taste. Don't care for the wine reduction flavour. Would probably be very good if that's your taste liking. sorry...probably won't make this again


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  • Calories
  • 62 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 3 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 149 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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