By Markham Heid, Photographs by Christopher Testani

Some meat eaters will argue that a great steak needs no sauce. They haven’t experienced the flavour force of nature that is this four-ingredient combination.

1. Cook the Steak
Salt and pepper the steak. Heat a cast-iron pan on high. Open the windows; flip on the exhaust fan. Heat 1 Tbsp canola oil. Add steak. Flip each minute until medium rare, about 6 minutes total. Remove; let rest.

2.Get Saucy
Take the pan off the heat and add about ½ cup of red wine. Use the back of a wooden spoon to stir, scraping up the bits on the bottom. Add 1 Tbsp butter and stir until melted. Season with salt and pepper.

3.Bathe the Meat
Lovingly spoon the luscious sauce from the pan and onto the sizzling surface and ruby-red interior flesh of the warm, moist meat. Sexy.

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