|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 85g||110%|
|Saturated Fat 20g||99%|
|Total Carbohydrate 6g||2%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||2%|
|Total Sugars 1g|
|Vitamin C 3mg||15%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Red wine and steaks are a classic combination that comes together in this low-hassle marinade recipe that can be thrown together in just a few minutes. It's the perfect way to use that last bit of red wine that won't be good tomorrow.
The marinade itself is very simple, using just a little pepper, onion, and garlic for spice. The rosemary plays well with the red wine, giving the steak a slight floral hint while allowing the full flavor of the meat to shine.
You will need to marinate the steak for at least a few hours, so this is the perfect morning or early afternoon project. You'll have all day to look forward to your steak. It's a lovely entrée for a homemade meal that would be fantastic with sweet potatoes or grilled vegetables. Serve with a red wine similar to the one used in the marinade for a guaranteed quality pairing.
"I grilled the marinated sirloin strip steaks on a charcoal grill, and they were tender and flavorful. It's a super easy marinade to fix. Just start at least 4 hours before you plan to cook so the meat will have plenty of time to marinate. I used pinot noir for the red wine." —Diana Rattray
Gather the ingredients.
Combine the red wine, olive oil, garlic cloves, onion, rosemary, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a bowl and then pour the mix into a large plastic zip-top bag.
Add the steaks and seal the bag. Refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours, turning the bag several times to mix the marinade.
Prepare the steaks according to your preference and discard the rest of the marinade.
How to Use
- If you love a good grilled steak, be sure to brush up on a few grilling tips before starting out. Remember that the grill should be very hot, the grate oiled, and that it will only take a few minutes on each side to reach medium or medium-well.
- Or cook your steak in a cast-iron skillet on the stove, using high heat to form a nice crust, and then finish it in the oven until perfectly cooked. Don't forget to let the steak rest for a few minutes to keep its juices intact.
What Kind of Red Wine Is Good for Marinating?
When using wine in a beef marinade, you want to use the same style of wine you'd serve with the cooked steak. A medium-bodied to robust dry red wine like a cabernet sauvignon, zinfandel, or merlot are all good choices. A red blend using cabernet and syrah is also a natural choice. While there's no need to break the bank when choosing a wine for your marinade, you should still use a red wine you'd be willing to drink. Look in the low-mid to mid-priced range.
What Does Marinating Meat in Wine Do?
Wine is acidic, so using it as an ingredient in a marinade helps to tenderize beef as well as add lots of flavor. Red wine is a natural flavor pairing with steak, making it a good choice for a marinade. It's important to keep the ratio of ingredients intact and to not over-marinate since the meat will eventually become mushy.