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Today I am sharing a man-pleasing hearty beef dish that will leave you full and satisfied. Serve this alongside any fresh green vegetable for a lovely meal. The red wine adds a fantastic flavor and depth to the sauce. We happily ate this one up in no time flat, and would definitely make it again. I used a cheap cut of stew beef to see how it would come out, and when they were cut down to bite sized pieces they became tender within about an hour of simmering and were just delicious coated in the tasty sauce with mushroom and onion alongside. I forgot to sprinkle with the parsley before snapping pictures - but this dish definitely can use that pop of fresh color!
Beef Tips in Red Wine Sauce adapted from Just a Pinch
2 lbs beef tips cut into 1 inch slices
2 tsp olive oil
1 small onion, diced
2 cups fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 TBS flour
1 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp black pepper
2/3 tsp fresh grated nutmeg
1 tsp Gourmet Garden Garlic Paste
1 cup Woodbridge Pinot Noir
2 cups beef broth
1 TBS Gourmet Garden lightly dried parsley
- Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat and saute meat on all sides until well browned (season meat lightly with salt and pepper).
- When meat is brown, add the diced onion and sliced mushrooms and cook for about 5 - 10 minutes.
- Combine the flour, thyme, black pepper and nutmeg in a small bowl. Pour mixture over meat and vegetables and stir until dry mixture is absorbed into any liquid in the pan. Pour in the wine and beef broth, and add in the garlic paste. Stir until evenly combined.
- Bring to a simmer, cover and allow mixture to simmer for 30 minutes, or as long as needed until meat is tender (this time will vary depending on how large the meat pieces are and the cut of meat chosen - I used stew beef and simmered for about an hour). Taste sauce and adjust seasonings as needed (if sauce is too thick, thin with additional wine or broth, if it is too thin remove lid and allow some of the sauce to simmer off).
- When meat is ready, serve over garlic mashed potatoes or seasoned rice and sprinkle with parsley.
*Full Disclosure: I received complimentary product from the #FreshTastyValentines sponsors for the purpose of recipe testing and review. I received no compensation for this post. All comments are 100% accurate and 100% my own.