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Sirloin Steak with Garlic Merlot Sauce

1 12 - 14 oz. sirloin steak
1 T. vegetable oil

1  T. finely chopped garlic or more to taste
6 T. Merlot
3/4 C. beef stock or canned broth
3 T. unsalted butter

Sprinkle steak with salt and pepper. Heat oil in heavy large skillet over high heat. Add steak and cook until brown, about 1 minute per side. Reduce heat to medium and cook steak to desired doneness, about 3 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer steak to plate; tent with foil.

Add garlic to same skillet and sauté over medium-high heat 1 minute. Add Merlot; boil until reduced by half, about 2 minutes. Add stock; boil until syrupy, about 8 minutes. Remove skillet from heat. Add butter and whisk until melted. Season with salt and pepper.

Cut steak into 2 pieces; place on plates. Spoon sauce over and serve.

Serves 2.


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