Slow-braised beef in red wine

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This recipe is classed as intermediate

Rating 3.35 / 5 (223 votes)

Prep time:
30 min
Cook time:
2 hrs 30 min

Beef in red wine is slow cooked, making the beef extra tender and full of flavour


1. Preheat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas mark 3. Fry the bacon in a frying pan, remove and transfer to a large casserole. In the same pan, fry the steak briskly in batches, transferring to the casserole as it browns and adding oil if needed.

2. Lower the heat and fry the shallots until golden. Add the carrots, cook for 2 minutes, then transfer to the casserole. Stir the flour into a little of the wine then add to the pan with the remaining wine, stock and soy sauce. Bring to the boil, stirring until thickened.

3. Add the mushrooms and herbs and pour mixture into the casserole. Cover tightly and cook in the oven for 2 hours or until the meat is tender. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve with mashed potatoes and vegetables.

Recipe from Kikkoman.


  • 175 g streaky bacon, chopped
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 900 g braising steak, cut in to 4cm cubes
  • 12 small shallots
  • 12 baby or chantenay carrots
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 300 ml red wine
  • 300 ml beef stock
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce, we recommend Kikkoman
  • 100 g button mushrooms
  • 1 tsp dried herbs de provence
  • 4 tbsp parsley

Tips and suggestions

Tuck a sheet of foil under the casserole lid to make a tight seal so none of the precious cooking juices can evaporate.

If your pot is big enough, add extra vegetables such as baby carrots, turnips and new potatoes about 1 hour before the end of cooking time for a one-pot meal.

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Latest Comment


Excellent recipe but I added balsamic vinegar instead of soy sauce and omitted the mushrooms due to allergy problem. Tasted good though. The sort of basic recipe you can change to suit

JohnR97321 JohnR97321  Posted 29 Mar 2015 12:50 PM

I did not want a stew just how to roast a piece of brisket and all I get is cut into pieces not exactly hlpful

Jammas Jammas  Posted 06 Jan 2014 6:34 PM

I've made Slow-braised beef in red wine for a dinner! It came out extraordinarily tasty!!! This is really perfect dish to warm up on a cold winter day!

Elena Iksar Elena Iksar  Posted 03 Dec 2013 3:43 PM

Slow is good :-) This is my favourite beef casserole dish of yet. The first time I made it, on a snowy afternoon, there was no streaky bacon in the house nevertheless it was gorgeous. Never would have thought to add soy sauce to red wine but it really works. Have made several times since and everyone loves it.

SusanneH89001 SusanneH89001 Posted 08 Feb 2013 12:27 PM

I was lucky (regarding weather) had some shin beef in freezer just the opportunity to use it!One of my families absolute favourites but must have suet dumplings with it. Aren`t these winter meals just the best, not only for ease of cooking and satisfaction of eating but economy as well.

whats4t whats4t Posted 22 Jan 2013 2:35 AM

Wow - this was one of the best slow-braised recipes I have tried. Just perfect for a cold and snowy day!
I usually use shin beef from my local butcher for casseroles but because this was slow braised I tried it with supermarket(Sainsburys) 'casserole beef'. It was good. I think this addition of a spoon full of soy sauce added to the depth of flavour. Definately one to be cooked again and I would recommend it.

GwynethC67713 GwynethC67713 Posted 21 Jan 2013 7:26 PM

Presumably there aren't any! Trying this recipe later in the week (assuming I can get out buy the ingredients!) I'll try to remember to post some comments although it sounds tasty and looks easy!!!

Peter3307 Peter3307 Posted 20 Jan 2013 9:35 PM

Ditto the last comment, why?

gerryD36626 gerryD36626 Posted 20 Jan 2013 9:49 AM

Why cant I see 'all comments' ???

MarionR20724 MarionR20724 Posted 18 Jan 2013 5:21 PM