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Eggplant Steak with Red wine reduction sauce on top of the steak served with a salad and roasted potatoes for dinner

Eggplant Steak with Red Wine Sauce

Prep: 30 min
Cook: 1 hr 50 min
Total: 2 hr 20 min
Servings: 1

Eggplant steak is a classic vegetable cutlet worth trying! This recipe slow-roasts the eggplant steak with herbs and spices and is topped with a red wine reduction sauce creating a savory, delicious treat.

Author Sandra Galvé
by Sandra Galvé
Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients & Directions

Recipe Ingredients


Yield: 1 Steak (1 Serving)
Needed Kitchenware: Open fire or grill, cooking pan, baking pan, mixing bowl.
  • 1 medium or large eggplant
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp freshly cracked multicolored peppercorn
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp mushroom powder
  • 1 tbsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • pinch of salt
  • 250 ml (1 cup) red wine
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
Red Wine Reduction Sauce
  • 150 ml (0.65 cup) red wine
  • 150 ml (0.65 cup) beet juice
  • 1 sprig of rosemary
  • ½ cube of vegetable stock
  • 50g (4 tbsp) vegan butter
  • 100 ml (0.43 cup) tamari sauce
  • 1 tbsp vegan Worcestershire sauce
Recipe Directions


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F).
  • Sear the eggplant over an open flame or grill until the skin starts separate from the eggplant, hold by the stem and with tongs to do this safely. Let it rest on a cutting board until it is safe to touch. Now peel the skin and cut off the stem. Lay the eggplant on the baking pan.
  • In a mixing bowl, mix the spices in the Steak ingredients section together and spread the mixture over the eggplant, patting the mixture into the eggplant with your hands. Now drizzle the olive oil on top and add the red wine on top. Bake for 70 minutes, turning it over carefully halfway through cooking.
  • In a sauce pan over medium heat, add the wine, beet juice, and rosemary from the Red Wine Reduction Sauce section. Allow it to reduce by letting it bubble once it simmers. When reduced by half, add the butter and vegetable stock and mix until well combined. Remove the sauce from the heat and mix in the tamari and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Once the eggplant has been baking for 70 minutes, remove from the oven and pour the sauce reduction over the eggplant. Reduce the heat for the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  • Bake the eggplant for an additional 40 minutes, basting the eggplant with the sauce a couple of times while baking.
  • Carefully remove the eggplant when done with a large flat spatula and serve immediately.
Recipe nutrition

Nutritional Information

Yield: 1 Steak
Servings: 1
Information per serving:
Energy: 1125 kcal
Carbohydrate: 87 g
Protein: 21.2 g
Fiber: 20.7 g
Sugar: 26.2 g
Fat: 61.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 30.8 g
Polyunsatured Fat: 12.5 g
Omega-3: 1.9 g
Omega-6: 1.7 g
Saturated Fat: 14.7 g
Trans Fat: 0.02 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Choline: 120.4 mg 28% DV
Folate: 190.8 µg 48% DV
A: 2010.1 IU 86% DV
B1: 0.6 mg 57% DV
B2: 0.5 mg 43% DV
B3: 9.2 mg 65% DV
B5: 1.2 mg 23% DV
B6: 1.1 mg 85% DV
B12: 0 mg 0% DV
C: 16.8 mg 22% DV
D: 840 IU 140% DV
E: 10.7 mg 71% DV
K: 30.7 µg 34% DV
Calcium: 228 mg 23% DV
Copper: 0.8 mg 84% DV
Iron: 10.5 mg 58% DV
Magnesium: 195.7 mg 61% DV
Manganese: 2.4 mg 133% DV
Phosphorus: 400.8 mg 57% DV
Potassium: 1856.1 mg 39% DV
Selenium: 9.4 µg 17% DV
Sodium: 7746.6 mg 516% DV
Zinc: 2.6 mg 33% DV

Please note nutritional information varies dependent on agricultural conditions, consistency in manufacturing processes, and honesty in reporting. We cannot accurately report on the amount of harmful chemicals or beneficial plant constituents that might be present in these ingredients. We cannot report on the content of material added during the cooking process. We cannot guarantee if the vitamins present are natural or synthetic. We make no guarantees to the accuracy of this information and continue to suggest purchasing organic, high-quality, fresh ingredients from local, trusted sources. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet and values come regulated from the FDA. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your needs.

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eggplant gordon ramsay steak recipe made by sandra galve shown on a plate with potatoes and salad

Eggplant Steak Recipe

Using eggplant as a steak has been a classic staple in vegetarian and vegan cuisine, but Gordon Ramsay went viral lately with his own version of the eggplant steak, popularizing how good plant-based cuisine could be to a larger audience. The truth is that it really is worth trying at least once because it's a real treat!

This recipe highlights the texture of an eggplant while adding a lot of flavor via herbs and spices and a red wine reduction sauce which is very savory, smooth, and fatty. Making for a great Sunday roast, served with potatoes and hey, a little wine! Are you up for it?

How Do You Make Vegan Steak?

What is vegan steak made of? Vegan steak starts with choosing a good plant-based option for the cutlet. Choices include: wheat-based gluten concentrated into a shape, vegetables like eggplant, or a mixture of vegetables and legumes. This recipe uses eggplant for the steak, just like Gordon Ramsay recently made popular, because it has a very unique texture.

Vegan Steak Without Seitan

Eggplant is a great alternative to recipes using seitan or other processed ingredients. Eggplant provides a great texture and additional nutrition.

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