Cazuela de Vaca (Beef and Pumpkin Stew)Wine Pairings: Cabernet Sauvignon
This hearty Chilean stew of beef, corn, and pumpkin is a one dish meal. The main ingredients are stewed in serving-sized pieces, so that each person receives a large piece surrounded by a broth with the other vegetables.
Chilean Steak with Pepper Sauce (Entrana Con Pebre)Wine Pairings: Malbec
Entraña is a flat, robustly flavorful steak, otherwise known as skirt steak. Pebre (pronounced pe-vreh) is the Chilean member of a family of fresh salsas that includes Colombian ají and Brazilian molho à campanha.
Ridiculously Tasty Roast BeefWine Pairings: Merlot
Green herbs provide more flavor to this roast that is sure to satisfy any hungry family.
Holiday Steak BruschettaWine Pairings: Cabernet Sauvignon
Mouthwatering Holiday Steak Bruschetta made with beef tenderloin, sourdough bread, and a seasonal thyme mayo with caramelized shallots on top. This is a holiday appetizer recipe to really impress your guests!
Steak DianeWine Pairings: Bordeaux Blend Red
A lean cut like filet mignon takes well to sautéeing in a little fat, as in this classic preparation with a simple pan sauce that’s laced with brandy and set aflame—a spectacular feat that cooks off the alcohol and contributes rich caramel notes to the dish.
Beef Sirloin with Piquillo Peppers and CapersWine Pairings: Cabernet Sauvignon
Meat expert and cookbook author Bruce Aidells creates a fantastic, bare-bones rub for sirloin steak with nothing more than paprika, brown sugar, salt and pepper. Especially noteworthy is his use of pre-roasted, jarred piquillo peppers to make a quick, easy and delicious sauce.
Norwegian MeatballsWine Pairings: Rhone Blend Red
Gjetost, a sweet, semifirm Scandinavian cheese, is available at most cheese shops.
Tri-Tip Steak with Shitake Mushrooms and Tipsy Onion and Garlic JamWine Pairings: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
We love Emily G’s Jams! All flavors are delicious served over warm brie or cream cheese as an easy appetizer, but we really love how versatile they are as an added ingredient to a savory recipe. Check out Emily G’s recipe blog for other great ideas to use with her jams.
Juicy Oven SteakWine Pairings: Bordeaux Blend Red, Cabernet Sauvignon
Grilling and pan searing are both fantastic ways to cook steak, but with a thick cut, the outside can get gray and overcooked before the center is done. We highly recommend using a remote probe thermometer for this recipe so you can make sure to remove the steaks from the oven as soon as they hit the right temperature.
Argentine Stuffed Flank Steak: MatambreWine Pairings: Malbec
Matambre is an Argentine dish made of a meat roll stuffed with vegetables, hard-boiled eggs and herbs, then boiled or oven-roasted. It is served sliced—with the fillings making a colorful display—either hot or cold.
TafelspitzWine Pairings: Pinot Grigio/Gris, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc
Tafelspitz is the national dish of Austria. It is simply boiled beef with a variety of root vegetables, delicious broth, served with a horseradish sauce or a sour cream and chives sauce. Pair with roasted potatoes.
Chivito: Uruguayan Steak SandwichWine Pairings: Malbec
Chivito is a hearty steak sandwich that is served in restaurants and cafés throughout Uruguay.
Tender Grilled Short RibsWine Pairings: Malbec
The Koreans and the Argentineans know something that we don’t: Short rib is the best cut of meat for grilling. Chef J. Kenji Lopez very strongly suggests cooking your short ribs to medium-rare—about 130°F. Any cooler than that and the intramuscular fat will remain solid and waxy, rather than unctuous and juicy. Much hotter and the fat will start leaking out copiously, making your ribs tough and dry.
Easy Beef Stew over Rice or NoodlesWine Pairings: Bordeaux Blend Red, Malbec
This beef stew is made with root vegetables, pot roast, fennel bulb and beef consume that is quick and delicious. Perfect for a weeknight meal.
Beef and Bean ChimichangasWine Pairings: Malbec
These tasty beef and bean treats are baked instead of fried.
Aussie Beef and Peppers with GnocchiWine Pairings: Syrah/Shiraz
Gnocchi and tender beef strips are tossed with tomatoes, bell peppers, and mushrooms for a classic meal from Down Under.
Beef Burgers with Blue Cheese and Caramelized OnionsWine Pairings: Bordeaux Red Blend, Rhone Blend Red
Salty blue cheese, sweet onions, and juicy beef are a classic and addictive combination. Cooking the onions is the most time-consuming part of this recipe, but be patient: It’s worth it to coax out their deep, earthy flavor.
Coffee-Marinated Beef Tenderloin SteaksWine Pairings: Cabernet Sauvignon
If you look in your pantry, you’ll probably find the staple items needed to make this marinade. Make an extra cup of joe the morning you plan to prepare the marinade. Store the marinade in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use it.
Easy Slow Cooker BBQ Beef BrisketWine Pairings: Bordeaux Blend Red, Cabernet Sauvignon
Beefy brisket is transformed into tender morsels of barbecue goodness. After 10 hours of gentle cooking, the meat can be sliced or shredded, tossed with the sauce, and stuffed into a sandwich.
Steak GorgonzolaWine Pairings: Rhone Blend Red, Sangiovese
The combination of grilled steak and Gorgonzola cheese is truly delicious and amazing.
Perfect Porterhouse SteakWine Pairings: Cabernet Sauvignon
With a steak this thick, you need to season liberally; chef Bobby Flay coated the surface of the meat until it was virtually white from salt.
Grilled Flatiron Steak with Toasted Spice VinaigretteWine Pairings: Tempranillo
Let the steaks rest on top of the tomatoes. Their juices will commingle and make the dressing that much better.
All-American CheeseburgerWine Pairings: Cabernet Sauvignon
The All-American Cheeseburger has certain non-negotiable elements: American cheese is one of them. Rather than unwrap individual singles, get sliced cheese from your nearest deli counter - it tastes better and melts slower and more evenly.
French Dip SandwichesWine Pairings: Bordeaux Blend Red
Fantastically flavored beef…golden toasted…dark, beautiful onions…and the most delectably savory liquid to dip it in.
Argentinian Grilled Steak With RosemaryWine Pairings: Malbec
Saunter up to the counter at a butcher shop and order a fresh piece of bright-red prime beef for this recipe.
Classic Beef StroganoffWine Pairings: Cabernet, Merlot
Basic ingredients, quick prep and great flavor—all reasons that this dish is a classic! Tip: Beef is easier to cut when it has been partially frozen for about 1 hour first..
Bison Burgers with Pinot Noir Onions and Goat CheeseWine Pairings: Pinot Noir
Fulfill your burger craving with bison which is a leaner meat as apposed to your traditional burger. The combination of pinot noir and goat cheese is amazing!
Coffee-Rubbed Texas-Style BrisketWine Pairings: California or Washington Cabernet Sauvignon
Grilling alone gives meat a smoky flavor, and adding coffee to the concoction only makes this tender, melt-in-your-mouth brisket that much better.
Flank Steak with Herbed SalsaWine Pairings: Syrah, Cabernet, Merlot
To make this delicious flank steak it is good to chop all the salsa ingredients together on a large cutting board so the tomatoes, garlic, jalapeño and herbs get well combined. You can even season the salsa with a splash of olive oil on the board. This is great for tacos or just by itself!
Grilled Steak FajitasWine Pairings: Syrah, Malbec
This tasty main dish is as quick and easy to assemble as tacos. Marinating the meat overnight makes it very tender. We like the hearty and flavorful steak slices.
Pan Roasted, Herb-Crusted New York Strip SteakWine Pairings: Bordeaux Red Blend
Craving steak but it’s too cold to fire up the outside grill? Warm up with this flavorful steak recipe.
Sicilian-Style MeatballsWine Pairings: Italian Reds
Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli say that dried currants and pine nuts make these meatballs distinctly Sicilian. These marjoram-inflected meatballs seem to have been created with the Sicilian red variety Nero d’ Avola in mind.
Beef and Butternut Squash StewWine Pairings: Cabernet Sauvignon
A great fall recipe and a perfect way to use butternut squash.
Tapas Sliders with Pasilla Chili AioliWine Pairings: Tempranillo
These Spanish Sliders will make a great appetizer, or make into a meal with some roasted potatoes and a side salad.
Cabernet-Braised Short RibsWine Pairings: Cabernet Sauvignon
This recipe is great for a day you are home to let them cook a long time.
Classic French Bordelaise SauceWine Pairings: Bordeaux Red Blend
This recipe for bordelaise sauce is a classic French sauce using red wine. The sauce is named after the famous wine-growing region of Bordeaux in Southwest France. Serve this over your favorite steak recipe with roasted potatoes.
Really Good BrisketWine Pairings: Bordeaux Red Blend, Cabernet Sauvignon
Enjoy this with a really good Cab. Thanks to its iron-like minerality and firm tannins, Cabernet is a natural partner for beef.
Blue Cheese BurgersWine Pairings: Bordeaux Red Blend
Fabulous grilled blue cheese burgers, with ground beef, mustard, garlic, green onions, and tangy creamy blue cheese.
Reverse Seared Steak with Garlic Herbed ButterWine Pairings: Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux Blend Red
Cooking the steak in the oven first helps to break down the fat and connective tissue, resulting in a steak that’s both melting and juicy. The time spent in the oven also dries out the surface of the meat which helps to achieve a perfectly even sear across the surface of the steak. As long as you’ve got a meat thermometer (preferably instant read), this method really is foolproof!
Grilled Eggplant MoussakaWine Pairings: Syrah/Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon
What makes the difference in this traditional Greek recipe is the grilled, not fried, vegetables, that impart a subtle smokey quality to the dish. It’s a lighter version of the famous Greek dish, and just as delicious.