Total Time
20 Mins
4 servings (serving size: 1 steak and about 2 teaspoons sauce)

This 5-star recipe gives you rich and elegant flavors in just 20 minutes. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle steaks evenly with salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add steaks to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove steaks from pan; keep warm.

Step 2

Add shallots to pan; sauté 30 seconds. Add remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, wine, juice, broth, and thyme sprig; bring to a boil. Cook 7 minutes or until reduced to about 3 tablespoons. Remove from heat; discard thyme sprig. Add butter to sauce, stirring until butter melts. Serve sauce with steaks.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews


September 25, 2015
Yummy!  The sauce was very tasty and probably could be used on any meat.  The only thing I would do differently next time I make this is double the sauce!  Easy, quick dish.

daneanp's Review

July 13, 2014
Quick, easy, and delicious. I seared the steaks for 3 minutes each side, then finished them on our Traeger grill. Will definitely make again.

KellyDiff's Review

April 20, 2012
This is an amazing sauce - going into my "favorites" folder. I used bison steaks b/c we had them on hand, and the only change I had was to add a handful (1/4c?) of fresh pomegranate seeds to the sauce once cooked (Trader Joe's sells them already peeled), which added a nice texture. LOVE!

sb3386a's Review

February 07, 2012

ESmith6's Review

October 23, 2011
Wow, these steaks were amazing. The sauce is a perfect enhancement to the beef. I made the recipe as written except I grilled the steaks. I served it with CL brussels sprouts with prosciutto.

tonymain3's Review

October 11, 2011
even if you're not hungry your hunger will increase intensely once you see and savor the delicate flavor of the savory perfume of this magnificent dish.

Gibsey's Review

September 23, 2011
Best steaks ever. This is now one of my husband's absolute favorite meals. We tried it first last year, and this is our go-to date night, special occasion choice for dinner. I use POM juice, serve it with fresh green beans and baked sweet potatoes. You'd never guess this is a "cooking light" recipe. Perfect.

carolfitz's Review

March 13, 2011
Great sauce, super-easy. We rested the cooked steaks for 15min then added the accumulated juices to the saucepan. Otherwise made all to recipe. Gorgeous presentation, great flavors. Served with CL's sauteed brussels sprouts & bacon.

food4kelley's Review

December 14, 2010
This was a great simple recipe. The sauce was nice company to the rich, tender steak. I will definitely be making this again only I will grill the steaks... adding a little flavor kick to the recipe :)

KET2394's Review

November 19, 2010
Ditto to all rave reviews. I used a jar of pomegranate juice (not wanting the hassle of working with the real fruit, though I agree that the presentation would be better with the seeds). I used a malbec instead of pinot noir - and agree that many varieties of red wine will work well. Served with gnocchi and green beans. Simple yet elegant!