Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Slow Cooked Red Wine Beef Casserole

There is something about slow cooked food that warms the heart. The meat in your mouth meat combined with the rich taste just seem to fulfill you. There are two big reasons why I love slow cooking 1) it's usually low fat and 2) It could serve as a one pot dish.

One could even argue that this is very similar to my Red Wine Beef and Onion Pies that I posted recently. This slow cooked casserole has more liquid (ie wine) and veges. The pies are thicker and richer in its gravy and certainly not as many ingredients to it.  I love having mash potato to this dish- especially with a good squash of garlic to it.

winter love....

Slow Cooked Red Wine Beef Casserole (serves 4)
450 grams of lean beef chunks
2 onions sliced
1.5 cups of red wine (cabernet sauvignon)
3-4 carrots diced roughly
2 cups of button mushrooms stems removed
1 tablespoon of flour
500 ml beef stock 

Brown beef in batches. Remove from pot. Cook sliced onions till soft. Add in a tablespoon of flour with the beef. Throw in  wine and beef stock. Simmer for 1 hour. Add vegetables and simmer for another 30 minutes. Serve with garlic mashed potatoes.



Noob Cook said...

I definitely love slow food like this! very hearty meal :)

Cath said...

Yum! So simple yet looks so yummy. Also good for a tight budget.

Little Inbox said...

I like slow cooked food too. Last night just had bitter gourd and chicken stew cooked in slow cooker.

lena said...

thoug i dont eat beef but i can really see how delicious you cooked this! I guess you're just getting better and better with all your cooking ideas!

Unknown said...

i LOVE dishes like this. perfect for cooler weather...can't wait for winter to arrive hk (still need to wait for a long time hehe)

Joanne said...

You're making me wish it were winter so that I could make this. And that's hard to do...cause I hate winter!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

Love cooking beef with wine and this looks like the perfect recipe for doing just that. Wish it were cold here so I could hop into the kitchen right now and cook this up!

Lee said...

Hi Daphne, wow! This the kind of dish one mouthful makes us forget mother's name, ha ha.
It looks sinfully delicious....the kind that makes us forget how to spell 'kolestorol'.

I can see it took some dexterity, delicacy, finesse, coordination on your part.
Any bachelor have one spoonful will marry the cook, ha ha.
Can see you have a black belt in cooking.
You have a nice day Daphne, and keep a song in your heart.
Best regards, Lee.

tigerfish said...

I don't have a slow-cooker right now....did you use a normal pot?

Little Corner of Mine said...

What a great one dish meal!

daphne said...

noobcook- thanks!!

cath- thank you!

little inbox- you are too kind.

rita- heehe, it's too cold though!

Joanne- yeah! I want some warmth!

lena- haha, thank you!! I do appreciate you noticing

jessica- I am sure you will come up with more wonderful ideas during winter!

Uncle lee- thank you for your kind words.

tigerfish-yes, i used a normal pot.

Ching- thanks! can do with chicken as well.

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