Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is especially yummy for a romantic dinner for two such as Valentine's Day. Pair it with my Endive Salad With Toasted Nuts and you have a scrumptious meal.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 2 beef loin steaks or 2 rib eye steaks, 1 inch thick
  • 12 cup red wine, such as cabernet sauvignon or 12 cup beaujolais wine
  • 2 tablespoons salsa, mild to hot as you prefer


  1. Set a heavy-bottomed frying pan over medium heat.
  2. When hot, add butter and tilt pan to coat.
  3. When bubbly, add steaks (cold from refrigerator) and fry until well browned, about 3 minutes per side for rare or 5 minutes per side for medium steaks.
  4. Remove steaks to heated plates.
  5. Pour wine into pan juices and increase heat to medium-high.
  6. Scrape all brown bits from bottom of pan. Stir in salsa and boil gently, stirring often, until mixture is thick enough to coat steaks, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  7. Pour over steaks.


Most Helpful

This was pretty good. I think the wine was a little overpowering but overall has a good taste.

RachelB-KY March 20, 2010

Definately a 5 star. Easy recipe that puts out a juicy, tasty steak. Really enjoyed it thanks Lorrie for posting

Bergy January 11, 2008

Yum! I used an Australian Shiraz wine and hot salsa for this delicious and simple steak. We were pleasantly surprised how good the salsa was in this sauce. Thanks Lorrie for a another great recipe.

lazyme January 09, 2008

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