Delicious Low Carb Grilled Steak Recipe

Are you on a low carb or keto diet and craving a juicy steak with a delicious red wine sauce? Look no further because I’ve got you covered with this easy, low carb grilled steak with red wine sauce recipe.

Not only is this recipe keto-friendly with 0 net carbs per serving, it’s also packed with protein and full of flavor. The combination of juicy grilled steak and rich red wine sauce is the perfect indulgence for any meat lover.

I’ll guide you through the simple steps of creating the perfect marinade for the steak, crafting a delicious sauce, and grilling your steak to perfection. With minimal sugar and carbs, you won’t have to worry about ruining your diet while still enjoying a delicious meal.

Grab your apron and let’s get cooking!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Low Carb Grilled Steak With Red Wine Sauce - 0 Net Carbs
Low Carb Grilled Steak With Red Wine Sauce – 0 Net Carbs

Attention all keto and low-carb dieters: have you been missing steak with a delicious sauce due to the high sugar content? Fear not, because I have the solution for you. This recipe for low carb grilled steak with red wine sauce is a game-changer for those looking for a low-carb option without sacrificing flavor.

Firstly, this recipe has 0 net carbs per serving. Yes, 0 net carbs! This means that you can indulge in a juicy and flavorful steak with a rich red wine sauce without breaking your diet. With only 8g of protein and 1g of carbs per serving, this dish is perfect for anyone on the keto diet.

But wait, there’s more! This recipe does not skimp on taste at all. The red wine sauce is made with dry red wine and minimal sugar, keeping it low-carb while still retaining all of its mouth-watering flavors. The addition of garlic, ground cumin, and black pepper add depth and complexity to the dish.

Not only is this recipe perfect for those on a keto or low-carb diet, but it is also incredibly easy to make. With simple ingredients such as olive oil, butter, and salt readily available in any kitchen, this dish can be whipped up in no time. And let’s not forget the star of the show – the steak itself. Whether you use rib-eye, top sirloin, hanger steak or even a mushroom steak as a vegetarian option, this recipe pairs perfectly with any cut.

In conclusion, if you’re looking for an easy and delicious low-carb meal that won’t sabotage your diet, look no further than this recipe for low carb grilled steak with red wine sauce. It has all the flavors you love without any of the guilt – so what are you waiting for? Go ahead and print out this recipe and enjoy a tasty meal tonight!

Ingredient List

 Grilled to perfection, this Low-Carb Steak is a foodie's paradise!
Grilled to perfection, this Low-Carb Steak is a foodie’s paradise!

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make this delicious low carb grilled steak with red wine sauce recipe:

  • 4 rib eye, hanger steak or top sirloin steak
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 2 tbsp butter, unsalted
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce (or coconut aminos)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened BBQ sauce
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • Optional: ground cumin, tarragon or mushroom for additional flavor

Note that this recipe is specifically designed for those following a low carb or keto diet, as it has 0 net carbs per serving! However, if you’re not on a low carb diet, feel free to serve this dish with your favorite sides such as mashed potatoes or roasted vegetables.

The Recipe How-To

 Dig in to the juicy, tender meat and savor every bite.
Dig in to the juicy, tender meat and savor every bite.

Here is where we get into the nitty-gritty of making this delicious low-carb grilled steak with red wine sauce. Follow these step-by-step instructions for a meal that is sure to impress your taste buds.


  • 2 Rib-eye steaks
  • Salt and ground black pepper as needed
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup of red wine (dry)
  • 1 cup of beef broth or stock
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce (or coconut aminos for keto-friendly)


  1. Season your steaks with salt, black pepper, and cumin on both sides.
  2. Preheat your grill or stovetop grill pan on high heat.
  3. Brush the steaks with olive oil and place them on the preheated grill or pan. Cook each side for 3 to 5 minutes, depending on how rare or well-done you prefer your steak.
  4. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and add the garlic until fragrant.
  5. Stir in the red wine, beef broth, tomato sauce, soy sauce, and seasoning.
  6. Let the sauce simmer for about 5 minutes until thickened to your desired consistency.
  7. Once your steaks are cooked to your liking, remove them from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes before slicing.
  8. Drizzle the warm red wine sauce over the sliced steak just before serving.

This recipe yields four servings with approximately 485 calories per serving and zero net carbs; perfect for those following a keto diet. Enjoy!

Substitutions and Variations

 The luscious red wine sauce is the perfect complement to the meat and gives it an extra burst of flavor.
The luscious red wine sauce is the perfect complement to the meat and gives it an extra burst of flavor.

The beauty of this Low Carb Grilled Steak With Red Wine Sauce recipe is that it’s versatile and can be adjusted to suit your taste or dietary preferences. Here are some substitutions and variations you can make:

– Steak: While rib-eye steak is my favorite cut of meat for this recipe, you can use other cuts like top sirloin, hanger steak or filet mignon. Just make sure it’s a thick and high-quality cut of beef.

– Red wine: Use your favorite dry red wine in the sauce like cabernet sauvignon, merlot, or pinot noir. If you’re not a fan of red wine, you can use white wine or beef broth instead.

– Keto-friendly marinade: To add more flavor to the steak, you can marinate it for a few hours before grilling it. A simple keto-friendly marinade recipe can be made with olive oil, soy sauce, garlic, and red wine vinegar.

– Mushroom red wine sauce: You can also sauté some sliced mushrooms in butter and garlic and add them to the red wine sauce.

– Unsweetened BBQ sauce: If you don’t have red wine or don’t drink alcohol, you can use your favorite unsweetened BBQ sauce instead.

– Minimal sugar tomato sauce: To give the steak a sweet tangy flavor, you can make a sauce with low-sugar tomato sauce and your favorite keto-friendly sweetener.

Remember to adjust the net carbs count accordingly if you decide to make any changes to the recipe. With these substitutions and variations, you’ll never get bored of this keto-friendly grilled steak with red wine sauce!

Serving and Pairing

 Craving a low-carb dinner option? Look no further than this Grilled Steak!
Craving a low-carb dinner option? Look no further than this Grilled Steak!

Low Carb Grilled Steak With Red Wine Sauce is a perfect dish for those who are following a keto diet or looking for low carb meals. This keto-friendly recipe is delightful and easy to make that doesn’t require any prior culinary expertise.

The grilled steak with red wine sauce pairs perfectly with nutrient-packed sides such as roasted cauliflower, seasoned mushrooms, or steamed spinach. You can also try pairing this dish with colorful greens such as arugula or hearty kale to balance the richness of the steak’s flavors.

When serving, you can pour the sauce generously over the steak or plate it in a small bowl on the side for dipping. Try garnishing with chopped fresh parsley or crumbled blue cheese if you prefer a tangy kick.

As for pairing, this low carb steak and red wine sauce go extremely well with a full-bodied dry red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Syrah. The richness and boldness of the steak complement the complexity of the wine’s tannins, making it an ideal match for meat lovers.

For non-alcoholic options, you can opt for unsweetened ice tea, seltzer water with a twist of lime, or even drinkable bone broth that will help enhance the flavor of this dish.

Overall, this low carb grilled steak with red wine sauce is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a flavorful meal that fits their dietary requirements. It’s also a delicious choice to serve alongside colorful veggies and your favorite drink while keeping net carbs to a minimum.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Feel like a gourmet chef with this simple yet impressive meal.
Feel like a gourmet chef with this simple yet impressive meal.

This recipe is perfect for meal planning and ahead preparation. You can marinate the steak ahead of time, up to 24 hours before grilling it. After cooking the steak and preparing the sauce, you can store them separately in airtight containers in the fridge. When you’re ready to eat, simply reheat them over low heat.

You can also freeze your grilled steak with red wine sauce for future meals. Just store them in airtight containers or freezer bags and place them in the freezer. To reheat, thaw the steak and sauce overnight in the fridge and then reheat them on low heat over the stove or in the microwave.

This recipe is very versatile so you can make substitutions if necessary. For instance, if you prefer a milder sauce, you can use white wine instead of red wine. Or if you want to add more vegetables to your dish, you can sauté some mushrooms with garlic or onions to serve as a side dish.

Remember that because this recipe is low carb, it’s important to make sure that your ingredients don’t contain sugar, honey or any other sweeteners that could increase its carb count. Use unsweetened tomato sauce and BBQ sauce for a keto-friendly version.

By making ahead and storing your grilled steak with red wine sauce, you can save time while still enjoying a delicious and flavorful meal that’s perfect for your low carb diet.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Who said low-carb meals have to be boring? This Steak with Red Wine Sauce is
Who said low-carb meals have to be boring? This Steak with Red Wine Sauce is

A perfect steak requires attention to detail – from selecting the right cut to cooking it to perfection. Here are some essential tips to help you achieve that perfectly grilled low carb steak with red wine sauce:

1. Choose the Right Cut of Steak

Choosing the right cut of steak is crucial for the perfect grilled steak experience on a low carb diet. Ribeye or top sirloin will give you that juicy, tender goodness you’re looking for! Choose a cut that has good marbling for maximum flavor.

2. Ensure Your Grill is Hot Enough

When grilling your low carb steak, it’s important to have a hot grill. Heat your grill up to 450-500°F before putting the steak on. This ensures that you’ll get those lovely sear marks and a mouth-watering crust on your steak.

3. Don’t Be Afraid of Butter

Butter is one of those special ingredients that makes everything better, and your grilled low carb steak is no exception. Add a dollop of butter to each steak as it comes off the grill to add extra flavor and moisture.

4. Rest Your Steak

Letting your steak rest before cutting into it allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat, giving you a juicier and more tender result. Wait about five minutes before serving.

5. Pair with Red Wine Sauce

This recipe comes with an easy-to-make red wine sauce which pairs perfectly with your low carb grilled steak! The rich flavors complement each other perfectly, enhancing each other’s deliciousness! The red wine sauce can also be used as a salad dressing or marinade for other proteins like chicken or mushrooms.

By following these tips, your low carb grilled steak with red wine sauce will become a favorite in any household on keto-friendly diets – complete with minimal sugar intake and optimal taste!


Now that you know all about this mouth-watering low carb grilled steak with red wine sauce, you may still have some questions. To help you out, I’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions in this FAQ section. Read on to find out more tips and tricks for making the perfect keto-friendly steak with minimal carbs and maximum flavor.

Can you cook with red wine on keto?

When choosing a drink, it’s important to keep in mind the effects that it may have on the body. Compared to other alcoholic beverages such as beer and sweet cocktails, wine is a better option for those looking for a low-carbohydrate choice. This quality makes wine an ideal addition to keto cooking sauces as well.

Can I have steak sauce on keto?

It is possible to consume steak sauce while following a keto diet, as long as it contains low amounts of carbohydrates and sugars. An excellent option for keto dieters is Steve’s Keto Steak Sauce, which offers a modern twist on traditional steak sauces using natural ingredients and limited sugar.

Does red wine have carbs?

Different grape varieties and growing regions can result in varying carb levels, but a typical 5-ounce serving of red wine contains approximately 3.5 to 4 grams of carbs.

Can you drink wine on keto?

If you are following the keto diet, you may wonder if you can still indulge in a glass of wine. Fortunately, wine can be included in your keto diet plan. But, it’s important to note that not all types of wine are created equal. High-carbohydrate options like some wines and beer are not suitable for the keto diet.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this low carb grilled steak with red wine sauce recipe is a must-try for all keto and low carb diet lovers. Not only is it easy to make, but it’s also delicious and packed with protein while being low in net carbs. Additionally, the red wine sauce provides a perfect balance of flavors that pairs well with the steak.

While preparing this dish, be sure to consider the tips mentioned above for perfect results. Also, feel free to customize the recipe by substituting ingredients or varying the method of preparation. This dish is versatile and can suit different preferences.

Lastly, if you want to enjoy a glass of wine while indulging in this grilled steak, go for a dry red wine that contains minimal sugar while still complementing the rich flavors of the steak. Overall, this dish is not only suitable for main dishes but also top sirloin or hanger steak marinade. Feel free to print, bookmark or save this recipe as one of your favorite keto-friendly meals.

Low Carb Grilled Steak With Red Wine Sauce - 0 Net Carbs

Low Carb Grilled Steak With Red Wine Sauce - 0 Net Carbs Recipe

From The Complete Idiot's Guide to Quick & Easy Low Carb Meals. Per Serving: 485 calories, 42g protein, <1g carbs, 0 fiber, 0 net carbs, 28g fat, 10g sat fat, 180mg cholesterol, 736mg sodium
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Low carb
Calories 168.9 kcal


  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 lbs tenderloin, t-bone or 1 1/2 lbs your favorite steak
  • 3 tablespoons butter


  • In large ziplock bag or large bowl, mix wine, oil, garlic, italian seasoning, salt, cumin, and pepper.
  • Place steak in the bag (or bowl), seal, and refrigerate for 2-8 hours.
  • Start the grill.
  • Remove steak from marinade, reserve marinade, and grill steak 4 min per side or to your preferred level of doneness.
  • While steak is grilling, heat marinade and butter in a skillet over high heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 min or until sauce reduces by about half.
  • Serve steak, spooning sauce over each serving.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 53gCalories: 168.9kcalCarbohydrates: 2.5gProtein: 0.5gFat: 15.5gSaturated Fat: 6.4gCholesterol: 22.9mgSodium: 659.9mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 0.2g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Easy, Meat, Steak, Summer, Weeknight
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