Jennifer Schrantz

What’s cookin tonight?

I love to cook so I will be posting on here all of the tasty recipes I try and get the stamp of approval from my husband. 🙂

Here is what we are having tonight; it’s one of my husband’s favorite dishes!

Seared Flat-Iron Steaks with Wine Sauce

From Martha Stewart: med104169_1108_steak_plate_vert


  • 4 small flat-iron steaks (each about 6 ounces and 1 inch thick)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 cup dry red wine, such as Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter, cut into pieces




Heat a large cast-iron or other heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high until very hot. Season steaks with salt and pepper. Add to skillet; sear 4 to 8 minutes per side for medium-rare (if browning too quickly, reduce heat after turning steaks). Transfer steaks to a plate, and cover loosely with aluminum foil (reserve skillet).


Add wine to skillet; simmer over medium-high, stirring occasionally and scraping up browned bits with a wooden spoon, until syrupy, 4 to 6 minutes. Remove skillet from heat. Stirring constantly, drop butter into sauce, one piece at a time, waiting for each piece to blend in before adding the next. Season with salt and pepper. Serve steaks drizzled with sauce.


Let me know if you try it and how you like it! Happy eating!