This recipe for quick pan-seared steak with a savory-sweet port wine and grape sauce makes a delicious weeknight dinner.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2012


Recipe Summary

20 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Pat steaks dry and cut into 4 equal portions. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until very hot, but not smoking. Add the steaks and cook until browned on the bottom, 2 to 4 minutes. Turn over, reduce heat to medium-low and cook to desired doneness, 3 to 5 minutes for medium-rare. Remove the steaks from the pan and set aside, covered with foil.

  • Heat the remaining 1 teaspoon oil in the pan over medium-low heat. Add grapes and cook, stirring occasionally and pressing down on them with the back of a spoon, until the grapes are brown in spots and mostly broken down, 4 to 6 minutes. Add shallot and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Sprinkle with flour and stir to coat. Add port, broth, thyme and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Increase the heat to medium-high and cook, stirring and scraping up any browned bits, until reduced and thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Serve the steaks with about 3 tablespoons sauce each.

Nutrition Facts

246 calories; protein 22.8g 46% DV; carbohydrates 11.5g 4% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 0.5g 2% DV; sugars 7.4g; fat 10.1g 16% DV; saturated fat 2.7g 14% DV; cholesterol 61mg 20% DV; vitamin a iu 154.2IU 3% DV; vitamin c 2.3mg 4% DV; folate 14.6mcg 4% DV; calcium 24.5mg 2% DV; iron 1.8mg 10% DV; magnesium 25.6mg 9% DV; potassium 410.2mg 12% DV; sodium 216.6mg 9% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 10% DV.

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Rating: 5 stars
Scrumptious taste and easy to make! I'm a beginner chef but the directions were so easy to follow that my meal tasted like a pro cooked it! The sauce turned out PERFECTLY and like the previous reviewer said I too can never get my steak cooked just the way I like it but these directions helped me get it just right. I will make this again and again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
First attempt was a success! This was my first attempt cooking with wine and it turned out amazing! I usually have a hard time cooking steak to my liking but the directions were so straight forward you can't mess it up! Pros: Well balanced meal that was healthy and filling. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Wonderfully Different!!! Very tasty. The sweetness of the grapes complemented the steak well. I had Merlot on hand so used it instead of Port. Will make this recipe again! Pros: Easy and I had grapes that needed used up! Read More