Beef, Chestnut and Red Wine Casserole
5 from 1 vote

Beef, Chestnut and Red Wine Casserole

Course: Christmas and New Year, Mains
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 3 hrs
Total Time: 3 hrs 20 mins
Author: Anna Bloomfield
The perfect dish to serve to family or friends over Christmas, this Beef, Chestnut and Red Wine Casserole will go down a treat with young and old alike.
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  • 2-3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 large onion (diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 600 g diced stewing steak
  • 400 ml hot beef stock
  • 200 ml red wine
  • 2 tablespoons redcurrant jelly
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 small pinch of dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 medium carrots (peeled and cut into 2½ cm (1 inch) chunks)
  • 180 g cooked whole chestnuts
  • 2 tablespoons of cornflour


  • In a large, non-stick casserole dish or frying pan, fry the onion and garlic in 1 tablespoon of the oil. Remove to a large bowl.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 160°C.
  • Now brown the beef in batches over a high heat. Take care not to overcrowd the pan and add a little more oil as necessary. When each batch is browned and slightly caramelised remove it to the bowl containing the onions before you start the next lot.
  • Place the onions, garlic and beef into your casserole dish. Add the stock, red wine, redcurrant jelly, bay leaves, thyme and salt.
  • Place in the oven for 2 hours.
  • After 2 hours add the carrots to the casserole. Return to the oven for 30 minutes then add the chestnuts. Return to the oven again and cook for a final 30 minutes until the beef is deliciously tender and the carrots are cooked through.
  • Place the casserole onto the hob over a low heat*. Mix the corn flour with an equal amount of water. Pour in the cornflour and stir until the casserole is thickened.


*If you do not have a hob proof casserole dish you can stir in the cornflour and return to the oven for a couple of minutes. Remove from the oven, stir well and return for a further couple of minutes until thickened.


Calories: 2396kcal (120%) | Carbohydrates: 167g (56%) | Protein: 135g (270%) | Fat: 116g (178%) | Saturated Fat: 40g (200%) | Cholesterol: 366mg (122%) | Sodium: 2466mg (103%) | Potassium: 4414mg (126%) | Fiber: 9g (36%) | Sugar: 39g (43%) | Vitamin A: 40850IU (817%) | Vitamin C: 100.3mg (122%) | Calcium: 241mg (24%) | Iron: 15.2mg (84%)

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