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You know I have an affinity (read = deep abiding love) for steak sandwiches. They were one of the first foods I made myself as a kid and I just think they're the bees knees. These steak sliders are the grown up version of my Saturday morning leftover sammies, and they're poised to take the town by storm. Can sandwiches do that? I'm thinking, yes.
They're a great option for fall football parties because who's going to say no to steak? Not me, and definitely not my husband or our friends. You can make all the components up ahead of time and do a quick assembly when guests arrive, so you're not slaving over a stove while everyone else is having fun. But for sure, the key to these little bites of heavenly goodness is the red wine sauce with which you absolutely drench them. Wear a bib, baby. Pun intended.
Red Wine Sauce on Steak Sliders, Ingredients:
- 4 tablespoons sweet onion, small chopped
- 4 large garlic cloves, minced
- olive oil
- 2 cups water
- 2 cubes beef bouillon
- 1/2 cup red wine (or more if you like a strong wine flavor)
- generous pinch of salt
- dash of cracked black pepper
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in the same amount of water (use tapioca starch if you're grain-free)
- For Sliders:
- 8 dinner rolls, halved and toasted
- thin sliced cooked steak, enough for 8 sliders (quality deli roast beef works great in a pinch!)
- optional: green onion for garnish
Red Wine Sauce on Steak Sliders, Directions:
- Over medium/low heat, saute onions and garlic in olive oil for several minutes until onions are translucent and mixture is very fragrant.
- Add water, bouillon, red wine, salt, and pepper. Simmer for several minutes.
- Strain out onions and garlic, then return sauce to the pan.
- Very slowly pour in dissolved cornstarch, stirring constantly. Simmer at least an additional 5 minutes, stirring to break up any clumps. Remove from heat.
- Assemble sliders and pour sauce over top.
- Serve and ENJOY!
I used Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi for my Red Wine Sauce. I like Woodbridge because it's tasty but still reasonably priced. I grabbed two bottles so there would be plenty to serve with our chow. My recipe features Cabernet Sauvignon, but most reds will do, just make sure it's not super sweet. You can find more Woodbridge inspired recipes at the Simple Entertaining Social Hub, and you can check out this list to see where Woodbridge in-store demos will be occurring near you!