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Red Wine and Beef Simmer

My sister made this recipe and highly recommended it to me. When thinking about the combination of slow cooked meat and red wine my mouth automatically salivates. THis dish was very wholesome in flavour and I loved the way the house smelled delicious all afternoon whilst it cooked. I’ve also made it in my slow cooker with success which makes it incredibly easy to make and it freezes too. The recipe is taken from Donna Hays’ Simple Essentials; Beef, Lamb and Pork Cookbook.

Red Wine and Beef Simmer

Red Wine and Beef Simmer

Serves 4

1kg Beef Blade Steak chopped

Plain four for dusting

1/4 cup Olive Oil

1 Brown Onion chopped

4 Garlic Cloves crushed

1 cup Red Wine

2 1/2 cups Beef Stock

400g Tin Crushed Tomatoes

4 Bay LEaves

4 Sprigs Thyme

Sea Salt and Cracked Black Pepper

Mashed Potato to serve

1. Preheat oven to 180C. PLace the beef and flour in a bag and toss to coat, shaking off excess. Heat 2 tblspn of the oil in a large ovenproof casserole dish and cook the meat for 3-4 minutes until browned. Remove and set aside.

2. Add the remaining oil to the pan and add the onion and garlic and cook until golden for 3-4 minutes. Gradually add the wine and cook for 2-3 minutes or until it’s reduced by half.

3. add the beef back to the dish with the stock, tomatoes, bay leaves, thyme, salt and pepper. Bring to the boil then cover tightly and cook in the oven for 1 1/2 hours until the beef is tender. Remove bay leaves and serve with mashed potatoes.


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