Hearty Beef Braised in Red Wine for a Cozy Dinner











Dive into the rich flavors of beef braised in red wine, a perfect blend of tender meat, aromatic herbs, and a full-bodied wine reduction. This cozy, gluten-free, dairy-free meal is the comfort food your family needs on chilly evenings.


Step 1: Preheat Your Oven

Begin your cozy culinary journey by setting your oven's rack in the middle position and preheating it to 325°F. This is the perfect temperature for slow braising, allowing the beef to gently cook to tenderness while absorbing all the delightful flavors from the wine and herbs.
Pro Tip: Ensure your oven is fully preheated for consistent cooking.

Step 2: Brown the Beef

In a large Dutch oven, heat the cooking oil until it's hot but not smoking. Season your beef with salt and pepper to taste. Then, sear it on both sides until it's beautifully browned - about 5 minutes per side. This step isn't just about color; it's about building a deep, savory foundation of flavor that will infuse the entire dish.
Pro Tip: Pat the beef dry before browning to ensure a perfect sear.

Step 3: Render the Bacon

Once the beef is set aside, add the chopped bacon to the same pot and cook until crisp and browned. This step not only cooks the bacon but also leaves behind flavorful fat that will be used to cook the vegetables, adding layers of flavor to the broth.
Pro Tip: Cook bacon until crisp to render out as much fat as possible.