Sirloin Steak with Red Wine Pan Sauce

– on sale for 5.99 lb
adapted from Cook’s Country
serving – 1   4-ounce steak with sauce

STEAK
4 oz steak – $1.64
1 tsp olive oil – $0.10
Salt and pepper to taste – $0.05

Total for recipe – $1.79 per serving
Calories: 326 Fat: 21.4 Protein: 32

Bring steak to room temp. This ensures more even cooking.
Heat pan to moderate heat.
Season steak on both sides.
Add oil to pan.
Sear steak 4 minutes each side or until medium rare.
Rest the steaks. Very important. A word about Resting.
Meanwhile…

PAN SAUCE
2 tsp onion – $0.03
1/2 tsp brown sugar – $0.01
1 oz red wine – $0.21
1 oz chicken stock – $0.11
3/4 tsp balsamic vinegar – $0.08
1/4 tsp dijon mustard – $0.02
3/4 tbsp butter – $.08

Total for recipe – $0.54 per serving
Calories: 128 Fat: 9.3 Protein: 2

Off heat, add shallot and sugar to the empty skillet.
Stir frequently until the sugar is melted @ 30 seconds.
Return skillet to heat and add wine and broth.
bring to a boil, scraping up the brown bits on the pan bottom with a wooden spoon.
Boil until liquid is reduced to 1 1/2 tbsp.
Stir in vinegar and mustard.
Cook 1 minute longer.
Take off heat and mount with butter.
Add any juices that drained off steak.
Spoon over steak.

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