Slow Cooked Beef with Mushrooms and Red Wine Recipe

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Slow Cooked Beef with Mushrooms and Red Wine
Total Time3 hours 20 mins


  1. Heat the oil in a large, heavy-based casserole over a medium heat and brown the meat on all sides, in batches. Set aside. In the same pan, cook the onions for 3-4 minutes or until softened and golden.
  2. Add the wine, stock, port, tomato purée, porcini mushrooms and soaking liquor, Worcestershire sauce, allspice and thyme to the pan. Mix well, add the meat back to the pan and bring to the boil. Reduce to a gentle simmer, cover with a lid and cook for 3 hours or until very tender. Add the mushrooms to the pan for the last 10 minutes of cooking time. Season well.


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1.5kg beef shin, cut into chunks
  • 4 large shallots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 400ml red wine
  • 350ml beef stock
  • 50ml ruby port
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 10g porcini mushrooms, soaked in 75ml boiling water
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp ground allspice
  • 3 sprigs thyme
  • 125g shitake mushrooms, halved
  • 250g baby chestnut mushrooms
  • 250g baby button mushrooms
  • chopped parsley, to serve
Top Tip for making Slow Cooked Beef with Mushrooms and Red Wine

Serve with mash or potato gratin and greens

Katy McClelland

Katie McLelland is a food stylist, chef, recipe developer, home economist, eater-  and everything in-between. She specialises in creating recipes for social media channels to editorial and advertising content as well as the occasional bread, cake, pudding and menus in real life.

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