Dinner ideas

26 things you can make with a bottle of red wine

Not just good for drinking!
beef with red wine and kumara mash

If you, like us, love a glass of red alongside a delicious meal at the end of the day, you’re in luck! These recipes combine your two favourite things in one tasty dish. From hearty casseroles and pies served simmering in a rich red wine sauce, to sweet souffles and chocolate cakes made with the fruity beverage, there’s something here for every tastebud. Try our hearty mushroom and pancetta pasta for dinner, then finish off with vanilla and wine poached pears or chocolate cake for dessert.

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Beef and red wine casserole

Beef and red wine casserole

Try this homely beef and red wine casserole, served on fresh fettuccine pasta, with mashed potato, pommes anna or crusty bread.

slow cooker pork

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Mulled wine pork with red cabbage

Mulled wine pork with red cabbage

Spicy and fragrant slow cooked mulled wine pork and red cabbage is beautifully complimented with sweet potato mash for a flavoursome meal.

beef in red wine recipe

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Beef in red wine

Beef in red wine

Tender beef simmered in a beautiful red wine sauce makes a wonderfully warming and oh-so-impressive dinner dish for a crowd. Serve with baby carrots for a simply delicious meal that’s worth the wait!

Photography: John Paul Urizar. Stylist: Yael Grinham and Michelle Noerianto

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Beef and red wine pies

Beef and red wine pies

A classic winter warmer, these individual beef and red wine pies combine tender morsels of meat in a rich, savoury sauce.

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Red wine and blueberry cupcakes

Red wine and blueberry cupcakes

Indulge in these delicious red wine and blueberry cupcakes – the perfect choice for a delightful dessert or afternoon treat!

braised beef cheeks in red wine

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Braised beef cheeks in red wine

Braised beef cheeks in red wine

Tender, meltingly good beef cheeks cooked in red wine are perfect for a rainy weekend in.

beef and mushrooms in red wine

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Beef and mushrooms in red wine

Beef and mushrooms in red wine

Beef and mushroom make a delicious pair in this herby, slow-cooked stew.

red wine and garlic beef ribs

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Red wine and garlic beef ribs

Red wine and garlic beef ribs

BANGERS & MASH WITH RED WINE GRAVY

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Bangers & mash with red wine gravy

Bangers & mash with red wine gravy

Bangers and mash is a classic in the pantheon of great British dishes. Red wine gravy, or straight onion gravy if you prefer, just makes the meal even better. Serve with peas for the full experience.

REDW INEM ARINATEDS AUSAGES & HERB SALAD ROLLS

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Red wine marinated sausages & herb salad rolls

Red wine marinated sausages & herb salad rolls

Delicious summer rolls with red wine marinated sausages and a parsley and chervil salad.

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Red wine duck with Jerusalem artichoke puree

Red wine duck with Jerusalem artichoke puree

Rich duck cooked in wine and tomatoes makes for a perfect winter dish.

mixed mushroom, red wine and chive sauce

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Mixed mushroom, red wine and chive sauce

Mixed mushroom, red wine and chive sauce

OXTAIL STEW WITH RED WINE AND PORT

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Oxtail stew with red wine and port

Oxtail stew with red wine and port

A rich oxtail stew with red wine and port; the perfect winter dish.

Roast Lamb leg with red wine gravy

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Roast lamb leg with red wine gravy

Roast lamb leg with red wine gravy

A lamb roast is heaven in a baking dish. We served ours with roasted pumpkin and peas. You can use any vegetables you like.

red wine and rosemary mini beef pies

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Red wine and rosemary mini beef pies

Red wine and rosemary mini beef pies

beef with red wine and kumara mash

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Beef with red wine and kumara mash

Beef with red wine and kumara mash

Combine this tender beef fillet with a delicious red wine sauce and a generous serving of mashed kumara for a slightly different take on the a traditional beef and vegetable fare. You’ll be glad you did.

beef stew and casserole recipes

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Slow-cooker beef, mushroom and red wine stew

Slow-cooker beef, mushroom and red wine stew

Warm, hearty and packed with mushrooms and bacon, this beef stew is slow-cooked in a fragrant red wine sauce to tender perfection.

CHOCOLATE CINNAMON CAKE WITH CHERRY AND RED WINE SYRUP

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Chocolate cinnamon cake with cherry and red wine syrup

Chocolate cinnamon cake with cherry and red wine syrup

Pressure-cooked beef cheeks with red wine and carrots

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Pressure-cooked beef cheeks with red wine and carrots

Pressure-cooked beef cheeks with red wine and carrots

A bold and hearty stew that celebrates the warmth of fresh spices and tender beef cheeks. This winter staple is best made in an electric pressure cooker which significantly cuts down on the cooking time.

VANILLA & RED WINE POACHED PEARS

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Vanilla & red wine poached pears

Vanilla & red wine poached pears

rich red wine chocolate cake

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Rich red wine chocolate cake

Rich red wine chocolate cake

Some occasions call for a more sophisticated kind of sweetness, complex flavours rather than pure sugariness. If you’re after something memorable, this rich red wine chocolate cake is an elegant, refined confection.

pear, red wine & honey soufflés

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Pear, red wine & honey soufflés

Pear, red wine & honey soufflés

Octopus braised with red wine and fennel

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Octopus braised with red wine and fennel

Octopus braised with red wine and fennel

red wine, pear and gorgonzola party pizzas

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Red wine, pear and gorgonzola party pizzas

Red wine, pear and gorgonzola party pizzas

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Hot chocolate custard with red wine pears

Hot chocolate custard with red wine pears

Leaving the fruit intact will give your presentation a professional edge.

braised beef with red wine andmushroom sauce

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Braised beef with red wine and mushroom sauce

Braised beef with red wine and mushroom sauce

Greekwalnutandspicecake WITH RED WINE PEARS

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Greek walnut and spice cake with red wine pears

Greek walnut and spice cake with red wine pears

veal with red wine and balsamic vinegar

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Veal with red wine and balsamic vinegar and creamy garlic mash

Veal with red wine and balsamic vinegar and creamy garlic mash

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