Steak Tips With Red Wine Sauce

Recipe by HisPixie
READY IN: 25mins


  • 1 12
    lbs sirloin steaks, tips trimmed & cut into 2-inch pieces (recipes reads "Sirloin steak tips" but editor will not accept that term)
  • 1
    tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4
    tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1
    shallot, minced
  • 12
    cup red wine, good quality medium-bodied
  • 1
    teaspoon brown sugar, packed
  • 12
  • 14
    teaspoon thyme leaves, fresh, minced


  • Pat steak tips dry with paper towels and season with salt & pepper. Heat oil in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until just smoking. Add steak tips and cook until well browned all over and meat registers 125 degrees (for medium-rare), 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to plate and tent loosely with foil.
  • Add 1 TBL butter to now-empty skillet and melt over medium heat. Add shallot and cook until softened, about 2 mintues. Add wine and sugar and simmer until nearly evaporated, about 3 minutes. Add broth and any accumulated steak juice from plate and simmer until liquid is reduced to 1/3 cup, about 3 minutes.
  • Off heat, whisk in remaining 3 TBL butter and thyme. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Return steak tips to skillet and toss with sauce.