Beef casserole with red wine


serves 4
700 g (1 1/2 lb) lean braising steak
3 rashers streaky bacon
1 onion
2 carrots
25 g (1 oz) butter
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped
25 g (1 oz) plain flour
2 tbsp tomato puree
425 ml (3/4 pt) dry red wine
150 ml (1/4 pt) beef stock
2 bay leaves
salt and pepper
12 shallots
225 g (8 oz) button mushrooms


1. Cut braising steak into 2.5 cm (1 in) cubes. Chop bacon, onion and carrots.

2. Melt butter in a large frying pan, add meat and saute for 3 - 4 mins, until browned on all sides.

3. Heat the oil in a large, flameproof casserole, add bacon and cook for 2 - 3 mins.

4. Add the onion, garlic, and carrot and saute for 5 mins.

5. Add meat, flour, tomato puree, wine, stock, bay leaves and seasoning.

6. Bring to boil, cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.

7. Add the shallots and cook for a further 30 mins.

8. Add mushrooms and cook for a further 30 mins. Serve hot.

What did you think?

29 people have helped to review this recipe. Thankyou!

Beef Casserole with Red Wine
posted by Angie C @ 11:57AM, 10/10/08
I tried this recipe out on my family last weekend and they all loved it!! I have never cooked with shallots before and although I did not enjoy peeling them one bit, it was worth it. The taste of the whole dish was an explosion of flavours,shallots definately taste better then onions,the wine, the flavour of the bacon, it was absolutely delicious. I will certainly be cooking this receipe again.

Beef Casserole with Red Wine
posted by Diane Gill @ 08:15AM, 11/16/08
I cooked this recipe for the first time last weekend and whilst I changed a few of the ingredients it was largely as per the recipe. very tasty and the longer the cooking time the better. Will definitely cook again
Beef Casserole with Red Red Wine
posted by Nina May Titchburn @ 01:03PM, 3/29/09
It looks very nice and Bryan (our lad) thinks it does too.
Yum Yum
P.s it would be better with taretare sauce

Beef casserole with red wine
posted by tracy @ 03:58AM, 4/16/09
I finally sat down and tasted my beef casserole and it was lovely, very very tasty...will definitely cook this again...i agree with diane gill, longer the cooking time the tastier it will be...
Beef casserole with red wine
posted by Scoot @ 02:38PM, 4/29/09
Simple to make and was very tasty
Beef Casserole with Red Red Wine
posted by ralph @ 04:21AM, 5/23/09
Absolutely gorgeous. add some dumplins and make it even better.
posted by A- Edinburgh @ 05:38AM, 9/16/09
I cooked this last night! Every one really loved it !
It was yummie! I have been telling every one in the office about it today ! Its worth the effort!!!!!!!
Beef casserole with red wine
posted by Janette @ 06:07AM, 10/24/09
I cooked this last Sunday when I had friends over - I am not a fan of red wine but this was delicious and I will definitely cook again. I can definitely recommend this.
posted by M. Romano @ 12:08PM, 11/15/09
Made this loads of times now and its simply amazing.
posted by Elaine @ 12:30PM, 1/09/10
Well recommended, this is the best way to cook a caserole. If you struggle to peel the shallotts, top and tail them, then put them in hot water for 2 minutes and the skin will slide off.
Mmmmmm that was good!
posted by Micka @ 05:44PM, 1/10/10
Thanks for Christening my new cooking pot with this recipe, it went down a treat. I skipped the shallotts but added swede and parsnip.Also used the big mushrooms you get with steak and chips. Seved up with sprouts and garlic+rosemary creamy mash. An absolue dancer of a dinner......thanks a mill
Loved it!
posted by georgie @ 05:22PM, 2/15/10
My old stew tastes so boring now, this was so tasty, we all loved it. first quiet meal we've had for ages. thankyou
Very good
posted by Keith @ 04:08AM, 10/04/10
Did it for first time last week, very tasty, will certainly be
doing it again
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