Seared Steaks with Red Wine-Cherry Sauce

Seared Steaks with Red Wine-Cherry Sauce

Photo by Barbara B.
Adapted from cookinglight.com

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Adapted from cookinglight.com

Ingredients

  • Steak

  • 4

    (4-ounce) beef tenderloin steaks

  • 1/2

    teaspoon salt

  • 1/2

    teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1

    tablespoon olive oil

  • 1/2

    cup finely chopped shallots

  • 1

    cup sweet cherries (such as Bing), pitted and halved

  • 1

    star anise

  • 3/4

    cup dry red wine

  • 1

    tablespoon butter

  • Almond Green Beans

  • 1

    tablespoon butter

  • 1/4

    cup slivered almonds

  • 2

    teaspoons minced fresh garlic

  • 12

    ounces trimmed green beans

  • 3

    tablespoons water

  • 1/4

    teaspoon salt

  • 1/4

    teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • Dijon Smashed Potatoes

  • 1 1/2

    pounds quartered Yukon gold potatoes

  • 3/4

    cup whole milk

  • 2

    tablespoons minced fresh chives

  • 1

    tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 1

    tablespoon butter

  • 1/4

    teaspoon salt

  • 1/2

    teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Steak 1. Preheat oven to 425°. 2. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over high heat. Sprinkle steaks evenly with salt and pepper. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add steaks; cook 4 minutes. Turn steaks over; bake at 425° for 5 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Remove steaks from pan. 3. Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots; sauté 2 minutes or until just tender, stirring frequently. Add cherries and star anise; cook 1 minute. Add wine, bring to a boil, and cook 3 minutes or until slightly thickened. Discard star anise. Stir in butter. Spoon sauce over steaks. Almond Green Beans Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add almonds; cook 2 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring constantly. Remove from pan with a slotted spoon. Add garlic to pan; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add green beans, water, salt, and pepper. Cover and cook 4 minutes or until beans are tender and liquid evaporates. Sprinkle with almonds. Dijon Smashed Potatoes Steam potatoes, covered, 20 minutes or until potatoes are very tender. Place potatoes in a large bowl; add milk, chives, Dijon mustard, butter, salt, and pepper. Mash potato mixture with a potato masher until desired consistency.

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