Tempranillo Wine Pairing Recipes

Pair Tempranillo with recipes for lamb, beef, braises and stews, and even chicken dishes that are delicious with this big-flavored wine.

Staff Picks

Michelle's Roast Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 20
This is my own invention. Since this is an Asian influenced dish, it goes well with a bed of steaming rice rather than bread. I like to serve this with some sliced cucumber and a light chicken soup/broth. You can carve the bones off and cut the chicken into small pieces before serving or simply serve it whole (and let others do the carving for you!) It doesn't need any sauce at all. You can save the juice from baking for stir fry other green vegetables or as a dipping sauce for those who like a stronger taste!
By Michelle Chen

Rosemary Steak

Rating: 4.5 stars 52
This is a wonderful steak dish that was prepared for me when I lived in Argentina. This Argentinean steak dish is quite popular in various restaurants around Buenos Aires.

Braised Lamb Shank with Vegetables

Rating: 4 stars 8
Lamb shanks braised and cooked with potatoes, carrots and onion.

Spicy Rapid Roast Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 886
This is the kind of recipe that you just throw together. No need to truss or fuss. Pop it into a very hot oven and it is ready in a hurry.

Smothered Beef Short Ribs

Rating: 4.5 stars 327
Here's a great stove top recipe for cooking beef short ribs. They are cooked in beef stock with mixed vegetables. This dish is great served over mashed potatoes.


Rating: 4.5 stars 659
Layers of eggplant baked in ground beef sauce topped with creamy béchamel.

Rosemary Braised Lamb Shanks

Rating: 4.5 stars 504
Tender lamb simmered with fresh rosemary, garlic, tomatoes, and red wine.

Roast Leg of Lamb

Rating: 4.5 stars 134
Cooking peeled potatoes in the pan around the roast is yummy. The only other things you need are gravy made from the pan drippings and a fresh vegetable.

Roast Leg of Lamb with Rosemary

Rating: 4.5 stars 713
This leg of lamb is marinated overnight with fresh rosemary, garlic, mustard, honey and lemon zest. Be prepared for many requests for seconds!

Braised Beef Short Ribs

Rating: 4 stars 130
After not being able to find a recipe for beef short ribs on the internet, I thought I might share this one that I came across many years ago. I have received raves about my short ribs every time I have served them. Try them, I'm sure you will agree! Enjoy!

Lamb Chops with Balsamic Reduction

Rating: 5 stars 1628
This recipe for lamb chops is a favorite in my house. It is an easy and quick recipe for two people (we eat two chops each). Rosemary and thyme give it great flavor. If you double the recipe, remember that the sauce will take longer to reduce.

Inspiration and Ideas

Cheddar Bacon Hamburgers
Rating: Unrated 659
A great and easy way to add some flavor to your hamburgers!
Lamb Shank Braised in White Wine with Rosemary
Rating: Unrated 71
Wonderfully tender, these lamb shanks are melt in your mouth juicy.
Easy Roast Leg of Lamb
Rating: 4 stars 29

This is an easy leg of lamb recipe that has been a family tradition for years around the holidays. Very little prep work required, however patience is a must.