Beef Tips and Artichokes with Merlot and Black Pepper Gravy

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 cup merlot wine
  • 2 packages (17 ounces) beef tips with gravy (recommended: Hormel)
  • 2 teaspoons steak seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons cracked black peppercorns
  • 1 box (8 ounces) frozen artichoke hearts, thawed
  • 1 box (8 ounces) frozen petite peas with pearl onions, thawed
  • Basil Mashed Potatoes, recipe follows
  • Basil Mashed Potatoes:
  • 1 container (24 ounces) home-style mashed potatoes (recommended: Country Crock)
  • 1 tablespoon prepared pesto
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
Directions

In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, bring the wine to a boil. Reduce the liquid by half, about 8 to 10 minutes. Add the beef tips, steak seasoning, and peppercorns Bring to simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the artichokes and peas and cook until heated through, about 4 more minutes. Serve hot. with Basil Mashed Potatoes.

Basil Mashed Potatoes:

Remove the plastic from the mashed potatoes. Microwave uncovered on high setting for 3 minutes. Remove from the microwave and stir. Return to microwave and cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the pesto and chopped fresh basil. Serve hot.


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