This recipe for quick pan-seared steak with a savory-sweet port wine and grape sauce makes a delicious weeknight dinner. Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2012

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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; 10.1 g total fat; 2.7 g saturated fat; 61 mg cholesterol; 217 mg sodium. 410 mg potassium; 11.5 g carbohydrates; 0.5 g fiber; 7 g sugar; 22.8 g protein; 154 IU vitamin a iu; 2 mg vitamin c; 15 mcg folate; 24 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 26 mg magnesium;

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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2015
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
03/18/2015
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
12/07/2012
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
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