An excellent main meal packed full of taste. Beef skirt makes a lovely rich sauce, which is ideal with the wild mushrooms.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a skillet over medium heat, combine red wine, onion, garlic, and thyme. Bring to a boil, and cook until volume is reduced by about 1/4. Set aside, and allow to cool.

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  • Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat until just beginning to brown. Add beef, and cook until evenly brown. Remove beef, and stir into cooled wine mixture. Set aside while preparing sauce.

  • Sprinkle flour into skillet. Reduce heat, and cook slowly until flour is browned. Gradually stir in beef stock, and stir until mixture comes to a boil. Season with salt and pepper, and simmer uncovered for about 10 minutes.

  • Stir in beef and wine mixture. Cover, and cook very gently for 40 to 45 minutes. Lay mushrooms on top of beef. Cover, and simmer for about 10 more minutes. Transfer beef and mushrooms to a serving dish. Taste sauce, and adjust seasonings. Simmer until sauce has reduced to desired consistency, then pour over meat.

Nutrition Facts

433 calories; protein 39.8g 80% DV; carbohydrates 9.2g 3% DV; fat 20.4g 31% DV; cholesterol 85.1mg 28% DV; sodium 452.6mg 18% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2003
Fantastic flavor & tender as well. I marinated the cubed beef for 2 hours in red wine before using; also I didn't have thyme so I substituted basil. One thing I couldn't understand was why we had to separate all the ingredient i.e. why remove the sauteed veggies from the pan then cook the beef & remove it then cook the broth & finally throw everything back in and cook it again. Since I only had one big skillet to use I would have preferred being able to cook it all together in 1 or 2 steps--all the ingredients end up stewing together anyway. Also the cooking time is completely off since you have to do all the prelim cooking before you get to the final 55 minute simmer phase (step 4). Since I wanted to keep the meat tender & finish quickly I only simmered in step 4 for about 15 minutes and then thickened the gravy with a can of mushroom soup. I served the meat & gravy over mashed potatoes and it was an immense hit. One more thing is that I wouldn't fry the flour before adding the broth this only made the flour clump for me and it was hard to break up. I would mix the flour in after the broth. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2003
Fantastic flavor & tender as well. I marinated the cubed beef for 2 hours in red wine before using; also I didn't have thyme so I substituted basil. One thing I couldn't understand was why we had to separate all the ingredient i.e. why remove the sauteed veggies from the pan then cook the beef & remove it then cook the broth & finally throw everything back in and cook it again. Since I only had one big skillet to use I would have preferred being able to cook it all together in 1 or 2 steps--all the ingredients end up stewing together anyway. Also the cooking time is completely off since you have to do all the prelim cooking before you get to the final 55 minute simmer phase (step 4). Since I wanted to keep the meat tender & finish quickly I only simmered in step 4 for about 15 minutes and then thickened the gravy with a can of mushroom soup. I served the meat & gravy over mashed potatoes and it was an immense hit. One more thing is that I wouldn't fry the flour before adding the broth this only made the flour clump for me and it was hard to break up. I would mix the flour in after the broth. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2003
Very simple to prepare and very flavorful. I used oyster portobello and straw mushrooms. Wonderful red wine flavour and even better the next day. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2011
Very good. Next time I will not use so much wine and increase the gravy portion. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/09/2003
Good basic recipe but it was missing something. I can see how it would be better the next day. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2007
I used a cabernet sauvignon wine and this dish was wonderful! Thanks Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/23/2006
Fantastic rich sauce and tender meat. I cooked the beef for 15 minutes only also as I had a cheaper type of beef. I also thought it was missing something taste wise so I added a tablespoon of tomato paste and thickened with cornflour. Otherwise great recipie Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/11/2012
This turned out great for me with a few modifications. I used my dutch oven on the stovetop. I started with the red wine reduction then added the beef directly into the red wine sauce. I let it simmer covered about 35 mins. then sprinkeled the flour on top of the beef and covered another 5 mins. I finally added the remaining ingredients covered and let simmer for another 20 minutes. Excellent! Much better as one dish. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/26/2011
Easy and tasty. Beef was very tender! I cooked things in a different order for ease - I browned beef toasted flour (didn't have a problem with clumping and I think you need to do this to get rid of raw flour taste) and then combined the two and set it aside wiped pan and did the red wine mixture in same pan added back beef & flour and then stock etc. I also think you could coat beef in flour and brown it that way with the same effect. I think this recipe lends itself to mushrooms because mushrooms simmered in wine are heavenly to me so I added them. I also tried this recipe in a slow cooker pretty much following recipe as is except the wine mixture initially goes in slow cooker on high and I brown beef and flour in skillet and add it in. It probably doesn't reduce as much but I was able to take lid off once it was steadily simmering in order to reduce it a bit more. I served it over penne pasta and it was yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2013
I followed the recipe except that I used about 4 - 5 tsps of flour and a full can of beef broth with london broil. It was delicious!!!!!! Read More