Braised Beef in Red Wine

Braised Beef in Red Wine

Braised Beef in Red Wine

Prep Time
25 Minutes
Cook Time
2 Hour
Feather steak, also known as blade, comes from around the shoulders of the cow. It is great used as an alternative to Sirloin. It has a nice amount of marbled fat running through it that keeps the meat juicy and succulent during cooking.
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 4 medium sized feather steaks

  • 3 medium carrots, peeled and thickly sliced

  • 12 small shallots, peeled

  • 15 gram (½ ounce) butter

  • 1 tablespoons plain flour

  • ¾ bottle of red wine

  • 2 Bay Leaves

  • 2 teaspoon Organic Thyme

  • 2 teaspoon brown sugar

  • 12 button mushrooms, cleaned

  • Schwartz Sea Salt and Black Pepper to season


  • 1 Pre-heat the oven to 170°C, 325°F, Gas Mark 3.
  • 2 Heat 1 tbs of the oil in a large casserole dish over a high heat. Season the beef steaks with Salt and Pepper and brown on both sides, remove and then set aside.
  • 3 Add the carrots and shallots to the casserole dish and fry until they begin to brown, remove from the pan.
  • 4 Add the butter and stir until melted. Stir in the flour to form a roux and cook for around 5 minutes until it begins to brown.
  • 5 Gradually add the wine to the pan and simmer for 5 minutes to cook off the alcohol. Return the beef steaks, vegetables and remaining ingredients, reserving the mushrooms, to the pan. Cover with a lid and place in the oven for 2 hours, by which time the meat should be tender.
  • 6 When ready to serve, heat the remaining oil in a frying pan and fry the mushrooms for 3-4 minutes until cooked through. Serve the beef steaks with the vegetables and sauce, topped with the mushrooms.
  • 7 Delicious with creamy mashed potato.