Braised beef with red wine & cranberry

Braised beef with red wine & cranberry

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(85 ratings)

Ready in 2 hours

Easy

Serves 4
This lovely seasonal dish can be left to bubble away, filling the kitchen with comforting aromas and the promise of supper

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal481
  • fat15g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs19g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre1g
  • protein57g
  • salt0.92g
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Ingredients

  • 1kg braising steak
  • 3 onions
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

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

  • 300ml red wine
  • 300ml stock
  • 3 rounded tbsp cranberry sauce
    Cranberries

    Cranberry

    A tart, ruby-red coloured berry which grows wild on shrubs throughout northern Europe and North…

Method

  1. Cut the meat into large slices, about 8cm square. Tip 2 tbsp flour with some salt and pepper into a large food bag, add the beef and shake to coat the pieces. Thinly slice the onions.

  2. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a large heavy-based pan. Add the beef and fry on all sides until evenly browned. You may need to do this in two batches. Remove to a plate.

  3. Heat 1tbsp oil in the pan if you need it, then add the onions and fry quickly for 5 minutes until tinged brown. Return the beef to the pan and add the wine and stock. Bring to the boil, stirring to scrape up the juices. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  4. Reduce the heat, cover tightly with a lid and cook at a gentle simmer for 11⁄2 hours until the beef is tender. Stir in the cranberry sauce, taste and add more seasoning if necessary. Simmer for a further 5 minutes and serve with mash, and a scattering of flatleaf parsely.

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Saize
28th Feb, 2017
5.05
Lovely and perfect with mash.
Deza
4th Feb, 2017
5.05
Perfect, great with dumplings and also as a pie filling
Sara Brown
16th Oct, 2016
5.05
This was gorgeous. I used diced braising steak and cooked this for 9 hours on low in the slow cooker. Added some carrots to save cooking separately.
JenniferMM
19th Dec, 2015
5.05
This is a wonderful recipe which never fails. The smell as it slowly bubbles away is amazing. The beef is melt in your mouth and the cranberry really lifts the dish. I serve it with mash and green beans.
ajctracey
11th Nov, 2014
5.05
Excellent. I cooked this very, very slowly and served with mashed potatoes. I made lots and froze some; the thawed and re-heated dish was even better than the first one. I think this would be delicious as a pie filling and will try that sometime soon!
sarahk
19th Dec, 2013
Excellent dish. Followed instructions exactly. Very delicious and easy. Very seasonal. Cranberry sauce is great. Does it work with alternative sauces?
julial
18th Mar, 2014
5.05
It works with red currant jelly. Also agree it's an excellent dish.
yvonne robertson
17th Nov, 2013
Absolutely delicious will defo make again done slowly in oven at 150 for 3 1/2hrs lovely n tender
cazzydance
22nd Sep, 2013
This was one of the easiest and most tasty meals I have made for a long time! My husband who is very fussy, absolutely loved it. I'll be making it for future dinner parties! Yum!
jimmymedic
31st Mar, 2013
5.05
This was a very simple and tasty meal to make. I made it in the slow cooker for about 7 hours. I reduced the stock by 100ml (don't reduce the wine!). I also added mushrooms and a good handful of dried cranberries in addition to the cranberry sauce. I made it with mash potato with horseradish. Enjoyed by the whole family.

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LazyKay
17th Dec, 2014
What kind of stock did you find worked best? Thanks
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goodfoodteam
18th Dec, 2014
Hi LazyKay thanks for your question, for this recipe we would suggest a beef stock. Hope you enjoy it. 
followingcharlie
5th Aug, 2013
If I was to freeze this, how would you reheat it and timings etc. Thanks a lot.
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