20-minute beef in red wine

20-minute beef in red wine

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 1
A rich and warming one-pot casserole for one

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable


  • kcal619
  • fat37g
  • saturates13g
  • carbs16g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre3g
  • protein47g
  • salt0.74g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 200g sirloin or rump steak
  • 1 small onion, sliced



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 garlic clove, finely sliced
  • pinch dried oregano



    Closely related to marjoram, of which it is the wild equivalent, oregano has a coarser, more…

  • glass red wine
  • 200g can chopped tomato


  1. Heat the oil in a pan. Fry steak for 2 mins on each side until brown. Remove steak to a plate, then throw the onion, garlic and oregano into the pan. Fry for 5 mins until starting to turn golden.

  2. Tip the wine and tomatoes into the pan, then simmer for 10 mins until thickened and rich. Slice the steak into chunks, return to the pan with any juices, then simmer for a few mins to reheat. Serve with pasta, chips or some fried potatoes.

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Comments (7)

catie74's picture

Added a couple of anchovies which boosted the flavour a bit. Nice enough but not memorable

hmlim2's picture

I had to simmer the beef for another hour to allow it to absorb the flavour of the sauce.

embloom's picture

Not bad, I had mine with pasta. It needed plenty of salt and pepper. I also added a little balsamic vinegar to the onions.

sweeneybean's picture

Personally found it far too much for one person, meat cooked lovely, sauce could have been a little thicker.

lurvlyloz's picture

i made this a while ago & thought it was really nice. quite rich and i did have to simmer it for a while so the meat was tender.

josie9's picture

This made a very nice meal but would say pick your wine carefully as it can be quite rich.

kappelmc's picture

Ok, but the meat didn't seem to have enough time to soak up the flavours. The sauce itself was delicious.

Questions (2)

KansasKate's picture

A couple of questions:

In the US, the standard pour for a glass of wine is 5 fl.oz (150ml) or 1/5 of a bottle. Is it the same in the UK?

Should the can of tomatoes be drained, or is the juice added as well?


goodfoodteam's picture

Hi there, thanks for getting in touch. A glass of wine in the UK varies from 125-175ml, so 150ml would work well. With regards to the tomatoes, we recommend adding the juice too.

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