Ribeye Steaks Bordelaise Recipe

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When you're in the mood for grilled steak, but want to dress it up a little and serve it with a wonderful bottle of Cabernet or Bordeaux, this is a great French standby. We like to serve this over mashed potatoes with some sort of dark leafy green. In this case we served it with Kale sauteed with bacon and cashews. It was awesome!

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Servings: 4-6


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  • 4 rib eye steaks (8 to 10 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Coarse (kosher or sea) salt and
  • Fresh cracked or ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup minced shallots
  • 8 ounces fresh white mushrooms, wiped clean, and thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups dry red wine
  • 1 cup homemade or other beef stock (the better the stock, the better the sauce!)
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch dissolved In 1 tablespoon red wine (optional)
  • Coarse (kosher or sea) salt and freshly
  • ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley for garnish


  1. Rub the steaks on both sides with the oil and season liberally with salt and pepper. Let them come to room temperature while you make the sauce.
  2. Melt the butter in a heavy saute pan. Add the shallots and saute
  3. over medium heat, stirring, until softened and translucent but not brown, about 4 minutes.
  4. Add the mushrooms and cook until lightly browned and most of the liquid has evaporated, 5-7 minutes. Add the wine and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat slightly and simmer the wine briskly until reduced by half, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the stock and simmer briskly until the mixture is reduced by half again, 5 minutes more. If you start with very good stock, the mixture may be thick enough to serve as a sauce without the cornstarch. If not, stir the cornstarch-wine mixture into the sauce
  6. and bring to a boil; the sauce should thicken slightly. Whisk. in salt and pepper as necessary; the sauce should be highly seasoned. (The sauce up to this point can be prepared several hours ahead of time, so you just have to reheat the sauce when you are grilling the steaks. This is a must for a dinner party!)
  7. Preheat the grill to high. When ready to cook, oil the grill grate.
  8. Place the steaks on the hot grate and grill until cooked to taste, 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare, rotating the steaks 45
  9. degrees after 2 minutes on each side if you like to create an attractive crosshatch of grill marks; use tongs when moving or turning the steak. While the steak cooks, reheat the sauce, tasting it for seasoning. Transfer the steaks to a platter and let stand for 2 to 3 minutes.
  10. Spoon the sauce over the steaks and top with a sprinkling of
  11. parsley. Serve immediately


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 193g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 251  
Calories from Fat 137 55%
Total Fat 15.59g 19%
Saturated Fat 6.43g 26%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Potassium 367mg 10%
Total Carbs 8.06g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.6g 2%
Sugars 1.55g 1%
Protein 2.3g 4%
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  • Nancy Miyasaki
    These steaks were delicious. It reminded me of beef bourguignon, but the rib eye maintains its natural flavor better than beef cooked in wine for a long time. Be prepared to go through a lot of red wine with your guests. Quite a feast!
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
    • Arturo Féliz-Camilo
      ribeye!!! yummy!
      I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
      1 reply
      • John Spottiswood
        October 19, 2011
        Thanks for the positive comment Arturo! In general, we don't encourage adding reviews/ratings to the comments unless you've actually tried the recipe. Otherwise people lose faith in the ratings reviews. Please keep the comments coming though.


      • HealthyGlutenFree
        October 25, 2011
        What can be used in place of red wine if one has allergies? No, I can't even use wine vinegars. I tried cooking with it and got sick. It wouldn't be red, but would a mix of apple cider vinegar and fresh apple juice work as a substitute? I know it's not authentic, but this substitution does work as a great substitute for coq au vin, which means it will work in place of white wine. But, I haven't tried it as a replacement for red wine. As balsamic vinegar is still made from grapes, I can't use it either.
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        • John Spottiswood
          October 26, 2011
          I think that would probably work. That said, ribeye is soo good plain that I probably wouldn't bother. Just sprinkle some fresh pepper and salt, or also add some oregano and lemon juice for a Greek influence, and you will be very happy!

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