Recipe: Rosemary-crusted porterhouse steaks with red wine sauce

Recipe: Rosemary-crusted porterhouse steaks with red wine sauce
(Tim Turner Weber / Sunset Books)

Rosemary-crusted porterhouse steaks with red wine sauce

Total time:


About 1 hour




Adapted from "Weber's Charcoal Grilling" by Jamie Purviance.

Red wine sauce

2 cups low-sodium beef stock

1 cup dry red wine

1/2 cup ketchup

1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

In a medium saucepan, whisk together the stock, wine, ketchup, thyme and pepper. Bring to a boil over high heat, then lower the heat to medium and simmer until the mixture is reduced to 1 cup, about 30 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.

Rosemary-crusted steaks

2 porterhouse steaks, 1 to 1 1/4 pounds each, about 1 1/4 inches thick, trimmed of excess fat


1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh rosemary

2 tablespoons kosher salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

Red wine sauce

2 tablespoons butter, cut into two equal pieces

1. Coat the steaks on both sides with the olive oil and season evenly with the rosemary, salt and pepper. Let sit at room temperature for 20 to 30 minutes before grilling.

2. Prepare a charcoal fire covering one-half or two-thirds of the charcoal grate (a "two-zone" fire; if using a gas grill, turn flame to high heat). Sear the steaks over the fire, with the lid closed as much as possible, for 6 minutes, turning once and swapping their places as needed for even cooking. Then move the steaks away from the fire ("indirect heat"; if using a gas grill, reduce the heat to medium) and cook until done to your taste, 4 to 6 minutes for medium rare. Remove the steaks from the grill and let rest for 3 to 5 minutes.

3. Bring the sauce to a simmer and whisk in the butter until emulsified. Remove from heat. Carve the steaks and serve warm with the red wine sauce.

Each serving: 725 calories; 50 grams protein; 10 grams carbohydrates; 1 gram fiber; 49 grams fat; 19 grams saturated fat; 145 mg. cholesterol; 2,179 mg. sodium.