Delicious Apple Wine Steak Recipe for Meat Lovers

Are you in the mood for something hearty and full of flavor? Look no further than this mouth-watering apple wine steak recipe! The combination of tender, juicy beef and sweet, tangy apple wine creates a culinary experience that is both sophisticated and comforting.

As a sommelier, I know that wine can do wonders for any dish. And when it comes to pairing wine with steak, the possibilities are endless. That’s why I’m excited to share this recipe with you today. Whether you’re cooking for a special occasion or just indulging in a delicious dinner, this recipe is sure to impress.

One of the key elements in this recipe is the use of apple wine. Not only does it add a unique flavor profile to the dish, but it also reduces into a rich and flavorful sauce that perfectly complements the steak. And don’t worry about the alcohol content – most of it will be cooked off during the cooking process.

But enough talk – let’s get cooking! In the following sections, I’ll walk you through all of the ingredients and steps needed to create this delectable meal. Just be prepared to receive compliments from everyone who tastes it!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Apple Wine Steak
Apple Wine Steak

There are few things better than the perfect steak, and this apple wine steak recipe takes it to the next level. Not only is it tender and juicy, but it also has a unique flavor thanks to the addition of apple wine in both the marinade and sauce.

The combination of garlic, fennel seed, mustard seeds, and sea salt in the marinade creates a mouth-watering blend that infuses the beef with flavor. But it’s the apple wine that really sets this recipe apart. The sweetness of the apples combined with the acidity of the wine complements the beef in a way that must be tasted to be believed.

And let’s not forget about the sauce! The red wine sauce, made with a cup of dry red wine and apples poached in red wine, is the perfect finishing touch to this dish. It provides a tangy contrast to the sweetness of the marinade and brings out all of the flavors in the meat.

Not only is this recipe incredibly delicious, but it also offers a lot of versatility. You can use any type of steak you prefer – filet mignon, rib eye, or even chuck roast – and it will still taste amazing. And if you’re looking for a non-alcoholic option, you can easily substitute apple juice for the apple wine.

Overall, this apple wine steak recipe is perfect for any occasion – romantic dinner at home or a summertime barbecue with friends. It’s easy to make and will impress even the pickiest eaters. Trust me when I say that once you try this recipe, you’ll never want to go back to plain old steak again!

Ingredient List

 Sink your teeth into this juicy apple wine steak!
Sink your teeth into this juicy apple wine steak!


  • 4 filet mignon or beef tenderloin steaks

Apple Wine Sauce:

  • 2 cups of apple wine

  • 1 large red onion, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons of fennel seeds

  • 1 teaspoon of mustard seeds

  • 1/2 cup of apple juice

  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste

Steak Marinade:

  • 1/2 cup of dry red wine (such as merlot)

  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon of dried parsley

  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder

  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste

Roasted Asparagus:

  • 1 pound of asparagus

  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil

  • Sea salt and ground black pepper to taste

Optional Additions:

  • Apple sauce or apples poached in red or white wine for garnish.

Note: You can also use rib eye, chuck roast or beef brisket instead of filet mignon or beef tenderloin steak.

The Recipe How-To

 The apple wine marinade is the secret to this tender and flavorful steak.
The apple wine marinade is the secret to this tender and flavorful steak.

Now that we’ve seen the ingredient list, let’s start preparing our apple wine steak recipe.

Step 1: Marinate the Steak

We’ll start by mixing 4 cups of apple juice, 2 cups of white wine and 2 teaspoons of kosher salt in a bowl. Once we mix these ingredients thoroughly, we’ll pour it over the steaks and let them marinate for about two hours.

Step 2: Prepare the Steak

After two hours of marination, we’ll remove the steaks from the mixture and pat dry using paper towels. We’ll then season the steaks with 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of fennel seeds, 1 tablespoon of mustard seeds, and 1 teaspoon each of sea salt and ground black pepper.

Step 3: Sear the Steak

Next, on a pan with high heat, sear both sides of the steak to get a nice crust. Cook each side for around three minutes.

Step 4: Bake the Steak

Take a baking sheet and lay down some sliced red onions and cubed apples on it. Place the seared fillet steak on top and roast everything together for about 15 minutes at 400°F.

Step 5: Make The Wine Sauce

While the steak bakes, we can make our wine sauce. In a saucepan, we will add 1/2 cup of red wine, 2 tablespoons of dried parsley, and 1 cup of heavy cream. Stirring continually, bring this mix to a boil until it thickens into a sauce.

Step 6: Finish The Dish

Once your beef stew is ready, take it out of the oven and let it rest for five minutes. Slice to your preference before serving with our delicious apple white wine sauce on top.

With this recipe, you will enjoy a delicious apple wine beef steak which has been marinated in a mixture of apple juice and white wine. It is seared to perfection and roasted with apples and onions. The ultimate indulgence is mixing the tender meat with the rich taste of red wine sauce. This well-balanced dish can be served with roasted asparagus or mashed potatoes.

Substitutions and Variations

 Make a date night special with apple wine steak and a glass of your favorite red.
Make a date night special with apple wine steak and a glass of your favorite red.

The beauty of cooking is that you can make it your own by adding or subtracting ingredients that work for you. This Apple Wine Steak recipe is no exception. If you want to switch things up, here are some substitutions and variations to try out:

– Beef Cuts: Not a fan of Filet Mignon? Try Rib Eye, Chuck Roast, or even Tenderloin Roast instead. These cuts will all have different levels of tenderness and flavors.

– Wine: The wine you use will bring out a distinct flavor in the steak, so feel free to change things up. Swap the apple wine for red wine or white wine if you prefer. Merlot wine is an excellent red wine option to complement the steak.

– Apple Sauce: Instead of using apple sauce as a marinade, try poaching the apples in red wine for added flavor complexity. You can also add onions for a more savory taste.

– Wine Sauce: The sauce is what brings everything together, but you can modify it based on your preferences. Switch out the cream sauce with a soy sauce-based recipe or reduce the wine to get a more robust flavor.

Overall, experimenting with different ingredients is part of the fun of cooking. So don’t be afraid to tweak this recipe and make it your own!

Serving and Pairing

 Impress your dinner guests with this elevated take on steak.
Impress your dinner guests with this elevated take on steak.

Now that you’ve made this delicious apple wine steak recipe, it’s time to serve it up and enjoy it with the perfect pairing.

For a classic and elegant option, try serving this steak with roasted asparagus. The slightly bitter flavor of asparagus offers a nice contrast to the rich, savory flavors of the steak. Another great vegetable option is a side of garlic mashed potatoes. The creamy, smooth potatoes pair perfectly with the juicy and flavorful steak.

To elevate your meal even further, consider pairing this dish with red wine or apple wine. A bold and full-bodied red wine such as merlot or a dry red wine complements the richness of the steak, while an apple wine can enhance the flavors in the dish and add another layer of complexity.

If you prefer a lighter wine option, try serving this dish with a white wine such as chardonnay or sauvignon blanc. Their crisp and refreshing flavors will cleanse your palate between bites of steak.

For those who love a good sauce, consider topping your steak with a red wine sauce or even an apple cream sauce. The tangy flavor of the red wine sauce can cut through the richness of the beef, while the sweetness in an apple cream sauce can enhance the fruitiness in the dish.

No matter how you choose to serve and pair this delicious apple wine steak recipe, it’s sure to be a hit at any dinner table or special occasion.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Don't forget to save some of that delicious sauce to pour over your steak!
Don’t forget to save some of that delicious sauce to pour over your steak!

One of the best things about this Apple Wine Steak recipe is that you can make it ahead of time. If you’re hosting a dinner party, for instance, you can cook the steaks and make the wine sauce a few hours beforehand. Once done, all you have to do is reheat them when your guests arrive.

To store your leftover steak and sauce in the fridge, let it cool first before transferring it into an airtight container. You can keep these in the refrigerator for up to three days.

If you prefer to freeze the cooked steak separately from the sauce, wrap them individually with plastic wrap before placing them in a freezer-safe container. They can be stored in the freezer for two to three months.

To reheat the steak and sauce, add them to a skillet or sauté pan over medium heat. Cook until heated through but avoid overcooking because this may impact the tenderness of your steak.

Overall, with proper storage and reheating techniques, this delicious Apple Wine Steak recipe will still taste amazing even after it has been refrigerated or frozen.

Tips for Perfect Results

 The apple wine adds a subtle sweetness to this savory dish.
The apple wine adds a subtle sweetness to this savory dish.

To get the best results from this Apple Wine Steak Recipe, here are some tips that I recommend you follow:

1. Marinate the steak: To add more flavor to your steak, marinate it for at least 2 hours before cooking it. You can use red wine or apple wine as a marinade for the steak.

2. Use high heat: When cooking steak, you want to cook it quickly over high heat to get that perfect sear on the outside while keeping the inside juicy and tender.

3. Let it rest: After you cook the steak, don’t cut into it immediately. Allow it to rest for at least 5 minutes before serving to let the juices redistribute throughout the meat.

4. Use a meat thermometer: To ensure that your steak is cooked perfectly to your liking, use a meat thermometer. The internal temperature of your steak should be 135°F for medium-rare, 145°F for medium, and 160°F for well-done.

5. Choose the right cut of beef: For this recipe, I recommend using a filet mignon or rib eye steak as they are tender cuts of meat that will complement the flavors of the apple wine sauce.

6. Don’t overcrowd the pan: When cooking your steak, make sure not to overcrowd the pan as this will lower the temperature and prevent your steak from getting that perfect sear.

By following these tips, you will be able to achieve perfect results with this Apple Wine Steak Recipe every time.

Bottom Line

This apple wine steak recipe is truly the perfect combination of sweet and savory flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. The tender beef filet mignon, cooked to perfection with aromatic fennel seed, garlic, and mustard seeds, highlights the richness of the apple wine sauce. This recipe will surely leave your guests wanting more.

With the versatility of apple wine, you can experiment with different variations – use white wine beef brisket instead of red or try fillet steak instead of beef roast. The sky’s the limit with this flavorful ingredient!

Pair your apple wine steak with roasted asparagus or poached red apples onions for a winning combination. The high heat seared on the grill will lock in all the flavors to make this dish restaurant-quality.

As you pour yourself a glass of apple white wine and savor each bite, let your taste buds indulge in the luxury of the ingredients used and experience the magic that happens when they all come together.

This recipe is not just another meal but an indulgence for anyone who loves good food. So next time you’re thinking about what to cook for dinner, remember that an apple wine steak is always a great choice!

Apple Wine Steak

Apple Wine Steak Recipe

A delicious way to prepare any steak cut that is generally tough. It's also pretty cheap because you can get the wine for around 3 dollars a bottle and a pretty generic spice rack for 20 at walmart with all the spices listed except the fennel which can be left out according to taste, but thats only 3 or 4 dollars and the bottle lasts practically forever! I made this the first time for a dinner party and the next day... when the leftover steak was cold from being in the fridge I took it to some friends who worked in a local garage... they ate it cold with no condiments and begged for more, pouting when it was all gone. Also it goes great with garlic mashed potatoes, steamed green beans, and yankee sweet cornbread... Yummy southern supper!
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Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Calories 544.2 kcal


  • 2 lbs steak
  • 2 cups apple boone's farm wine, cold
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon crushed mustard seeds
  • 2 teaspoons italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 1 teaspoon jarred minced garlic (not dried)
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 medium white onion, chopped
  • 3 cups water


  • In a saucepan combine water oil and spices. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and allow to reduce by approximately half. Remove from heat. Refrigerate until cold.
  • Meanwhile prepare meat thusly: Cut into strips close to 2 by 5 inches. Using a fork puncture each strip at least 5 times on each the top and bottom. Place steak strips into zipper bags. Pack them tightly into the bottom of the bags and squeeze and roll the bags until as much air as possible is removed, this means squashing it out of the meat too.
  • Once liquids are cold mix with wine in a sealable container large enough to hold the steak. Place bags into bowl and with them submerged as much as possible into the liquid poke holes into the bags. The vacuum pressure sucks some of the liquid into the meat and the bags. Refrigerate at least one hour, but the flavor is awsome if left overnight.
  • Cook in any manner of choosing after removing steak from liquid. Great cooked in a pan or on the grill, but cook over medium-low heat to desired doneness to preserve tenderness and juices. Delicious with Jack Daniels Steak or Original No. 7 Barbecue sauces -- WOW.

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Serving: 228gCalories: 544.2kcalCarbohydrates: 5.3gProtein: 28.3gFat: 38.5gSaturated Fat: 12.6gCholesterol: 102.8mgSodium: 1251.3mgFiber: 0.8gSugar: 1.6g
Keyword < 4 Hours, Lunch, Meat, Refrigerator, Savory, Steak
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