Delicious Beef Stew Recipe – Perfect for Fall!

Welcome, dear reader, to my culinary oasis. Today, I am delighted to share with you a recipe that is fit for royalty – Beef Stew with Red Wine and Hoisin Sauce. This dish is among the most flavorful and indulgent stews one can experience, and I promise you will relish each bite of it.

If you want a hearty and mouth-watering meal that is simple to make yet savory enough to impress your family or guests, this recipe is for you. Plus, it’s an excellent way to warm up on cold winter evenings while enjoying the robust aroma of slow-cooked beef mingled with aromatics like bay leaves, onions, and fresh parsley.

So, if you are ready to embark on a culinary adventure filled with exotic flavors and exciting textures—let’s get started with the ingredients list!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Beef Stew With Red Wine and Hoisin Sauce
Beef Stew With Red Wine and Hoisin Sauce

Dear food enthusiasts,

Let me present to you a delicious and comforting dish that will warm your soul on any chilly night: Beef Stew with Red Wine and Hoisin Sauce. This hearty stew is the perfect comfort food that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you wanting more.

If you love tender, succulent beef that falls apart at the touch, then this recipe is for you. The boneless beef chuck roast is trimmed and cut into 2 1/2 inch pieces, making each bite melt in your mouth. The combined flavors of red wine and hoisin sauce instantly transform this classic beef stew into a rich and flavorful dish.

Not only is this recipe incredibly satisfying, but it’s also very easy to make. The ingredients are simple and easy to find at your local supermarket. All you need is olive oil, onions, carrots, Italian-style diced tomatoes, bay leaves, and of course, red wine and hoisin sauce.

The best part? You can customize this recipe to make it your own. If you prefer more vegetables in your stew, feel free to add mushrooms or potatoes. If you want to make it more healthy, swap out the beef for braised beef shin or use a slow cooker instead of a pot on the stove.

Lastly, the ultimate reason why you’ll love this recipe is because it’s comfort food at its finest. There’s nothing quite like coming home on a cold day to a steaming bowl of mahogany beef stew served with mashed potatoes. It’s the ultimate warm hug in food form.

Trust me when I say that Beef Stew with Red Wine and Hoisin Sauce should be on everyone’s meal plan this season. It’s a wholesome meal that is easy to prepare, indulgent, and perfect for sharing with loved ones around the dinner table.

Happy cooking!

Ingredient List

 Savor the rich flavor of this Beef Stew With Red Wine and Hoisin Sauce.
Savor the rich flavor of this Beef Stew With Red Wine and Hoisin Sauce.

Ingredient List

Here’s everything you’ll need to make this hearty Beef Stew with Red Wine and Hoisin Sauce:

  • 2.5 pounds boneless beef chuck roast, trimmed and cut into 2-1/2 inch pieces
  • 3-1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cups chopped onions (about 2 onions)
  • 1 cup chopped carrot (about 2 carrots)
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 2 cups canned Italian-style diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 6 sprigs fresh parsley
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon powder
  • 3 star anise pods, optional
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Water, as needed

All of these ingredients work together to create the rich, complex flavors in this slow-cooked stew. Don’t worry if you don’t have star anise on hand – it’s an optional ingredient that can easily be left out or substituted with another spice. Make sure to have enough water on hand to thin out the stew as needed, as it will thicken naturally as it cooks.

The Recipe How-To

 This hearty stew is perfect for a cold winter's day.
This hearty stew is perfect for a cold winter’s day.

Step 1: Preparing the Ingredients

To start with this hearty dish, gather all of the ingredients needed namely, 2 lbs boneless beef chuck roast trimmed and cut into 1 ½ inch pieces, 2 cups chopped onions, 1 cup chopped carrot, 4 tablespoons olive oil, 3 ½ cups beef broth, 1 cup red wine, 1 can (14.5-ounce) Italian-style diced tomatoes, ¼ cup hoisin sauce, 2 bay leaves, and a handful of fresh parsley.

Next, season the boneless beef chuck roast with salt and pepper. In a large Dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the seasoned meat in batches until browned on all sides. Remove browned meat into a bowl then set aside.”);

Step 2: Sautéing the Aromatics

Using the same pot over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons olive oil. Once heated, add 2 cups of chopped onions and sauté for about 5 minutes until softened. Then, add the chopped carrots and continue to cook for an additional 3 to 4 minutes.

Step 3: Adding Flavor to the Stew

Next, pour in 1 cup of red wine into the pot to deglaze it. Scrape any browned bits from the bottom to get all of that delicious flavor using a wooden spoon. Once it has reduced by half, stir in 1 can of Italian-style diced tomatoes plus their juices, followed by 1/4 cup of hoisin sauce and add back in the seared beef chunks.

Stir in 3 ½ cups beef broth, two bay leaves and bring mixture to a boil. Lower heat down to low then let it simmer for about an hour and a half until beef is very tender.

Step 4: Thickening the Stew

In a small bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of cold water. Stir it into the pot and let it cook over low heat until sauce has thickened. Do this for about 10 minutes.

Step 5: Finishing Touches

Discard bay leaves from the pot then taste the stew and adjust salt and pepper according to your preference. If desired, stir in some chopped parsley before serving.

This recipe yields a rich, mahogany beef stew that makes an excellent main course with mashed potatoes or crusty bread alongside. You can also opt to transfer this into a slow cooker earlier on in Step 3 for a fuss-free version of beef bourguignon.

Substitutions and Variations

 Nothing beats homemade comfort food, especially when it's made with red wine and hoisin sauce.
Nothing beats homemade comfort food, especially when it’s made with red wine and hoisin sauce.

For a healthier option, you can use lean cuts of beef or even try using braised beef shin. If you want to make this dish vegetarian, simply substitute the beef for mushrooms or tofu, and use vegetable broth instead of beef.

If you don’t have hoisin sauce on hand, you can use oyster sauce as a substitute. Alternatively, if you prefer a sweeter flavor, replace the hoisin sauce with sweet soy sauce.

If you’re not a fan of red wine, you can replace it with white wine or even beer for added richness. However, keep in mind that different substitutions will affect the overall taste and color of the stew.

For those who love heat, try adding a dash of hot sauce or chili flakes to the recipe. This will add an extra kick to the warm and comforting flavors of the beef stew.

To switch up your serving options, try topping off the stew with fresh parsley before serving. Not only does it add a beautiful pop of greenery to your dish, but it also gives your taste buds another layer of flavor.

Finally, if you want to get creative with this recipe, try using it as a base for other dishes. For example, use leftover mahogany beef stew as a filling for pot pies or serve it over mashed potatoes for a spin on classic beef bourguignon. The possibilities are endless!

Serving and Pairing

 One bite of this delicious stew and your taste buds will dance with joy.
One bite of this delicious stew and your taste buds will dance with joy.

Once the mahogany beef stew has been prepared, it’s ready to be served hot and enjoyed alongside your choice of sides. I suggest serving this hearty beef stew with a side of fluffy mashed potatoes, as it perfectly complements the richness and well-rounded flavor of the stew.

This beef stew is also wonderfully versatile when it comes to pairing with drinks. As for wine, since red wine is already incorporated into the recipe, I recommend pairing it with a full-bodied red wine such as Syrah or Cabernet Sauvignon. The bold flavors in these wines complement the deep meaty flavors found in the dish. However, if you’re not a fan of red wines, you can easily pair this dish with a dark beer or even a stout.

For non-alcoholic pairings, consider serving this beef stew with a glass of water or a light fruit juice. The hearty flavors found in the dish balance well with the sweet and tangy notes found in some fruit juices.

Overall, this hearty and deeply rich mahogany beef stew is sure to impress both your taste buds and your guests. Serve it hot and pair it with your favorite drink for the ultimate indulgent experience.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The blend of spices and bold flavors in this dish will leave you wanting more.
The blend of spices and bold flavors in this dish will leave you wanting more.

A hearty beef stew with red wine and hoisin sauce is the ideal comfort food for chilly evenings. Not only is this dish delicious, but it also makes a great make-ahead option. To prepare it in advance, first ensure that the stew has cooled to room temperature. Then transfer it to an airtight container and store it in your refrigerator for up to 3 days.

When reheating this wonderful stew, you may find that it has thickened due to the cornstarch used in cooking. If so, simply add a little water to thin it out. You can reheat it in the microwave or in a pot on the stove over low heat until it’s hot through and through.

It’s important to note that this dish tastes even better when reheated, as allowing the flavors to meld further overnight will produce a truly delicious result the next day.

You can also freeze your beef stew with red wine and hoisin sauce for longer storage needs. After letting it cool down completely, transfer the stew to an airtight container or resealable freezer bag and place it in your freezer for up to 2 months.

To thaw, remove the broth from the freezer and let it thaw overnight in your refrigerator. Once thawed out completely, gently reheat on low heat on the stove or in the microwave until hot throughout.

This stew looks beautiful paired with mashed potatoes or crusty bread. It also pairs well with healthy green vegetables like steamed broccoli or roasted Brussels sprouts for a nourishing dinner experience.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Looking for a satisfying meal that's easy to make? Beef Stew With Red Wine and Hoisin Sauce is the answer.
Looking for a satisfying meal that’s easy to make? Beef Stew With Red Wine and Hoisin Sauce is the answer.

To ensure the perfect result of this beef stew with red wine and hoisin sauce recipe, there are some tips that you can follow.

First and foremost, make sure to cut the meat into small 2 1/2 inch pieces, which will allow the meat to cook evenly and absorb all the flavors from the sauce. Also, trim off any excess fat from the beef chuck roast before cutting it into cubes.

Next, it is important to sear the meat properly on all sides to lock the flavors in and create a rich and hearty taste. Heat up your pot or Dutch oven, add olive oil, and wait until the oil is hot before adding the meat to sear.

Do not overcrowd your pot, as this will cause the meat to stew rather than sear, making it lose its juiciness. Sear each side of the meat for about 2-3 minutes until it turns brown and then set aside.

Another key step is to sauté your onions until they are caramelized before adding them back into the pot with the seared meat. This crucial step releases their natural flavorings creating a fragrant base for the whole dish.

Adding bay leaves also infuses additional flavors while also helping bring out other aromas in this delicious beef stew.

Lastly, you may substitute beef broth for water to enhance the richness of its taste. You may also slow cook or braise beef shin in place of boneless beef chuck roast as an alternative protein source. The beauty of this recipe is that you could customize depending on your cravings!

Following these tips would take your beef stews into a notch higher and give you that mahogany beef color that’s mouthwatering enough to scoop over mashed potatoes or plain rice. Keep these suggestions in mind and relish one of our healthy recipes easily prepared by following these steps with precision!


Now that you know how to make this delicious beef stew with red wine and hoisin sauce, you may have some questions about the recipe. In this section, I will answer some of the most frequently asked questions to ensure that you have all the information you need to create a delicious and hearty meal for yourself or your family. Let’s dive in!

Why add red wine to beef stew?

As a sommelier, I have discovered a fascinating aspect of using red wine in beef stew. Through slow cooking, the acidity in the wine gradually assists in breaking down the tough, sinewy cuts of meat, resulting in a more tender texture. Moreover, during the cooking process, some of the wine evaporates, intensifying and enriching the flavors in the stew. It’s amazing how wine can elevate the taste of a dish with its unique chemistry.

Should I put red wine in my stew?

When it comes to pairing wine with beef stew, selecting the appropriate red wine is crucial for enhancing both the dish’s palate and robustness. Dry red wines with high tannin levels are the ideal match as tannins are known to accentuate the meat’s flavor, enrich the rustic taste of the stew, and give it an added depth.

Can you put too much red wine in stew?

Adding excess wine to a sauce can change the end result, but don’t fret! There’s no need to toss it out. According to cooking instructor and owner of culinary concierge service Alejandra Ramos Culinary & Lifestyle, Alejandra Ramos, you can simply let the dish cook for a longer period if it’s being used in a stew or braised dish.

What gives beef stew a rich flavor?

Have you ever noticed the bits of browned fat in the pan while cooking meat? They are called fond and can add a lot of delicious flavor to your dish. If you are slow cooking, make sure you don’t discard the fond. Sauteing onions, garlic and other aromatic ingredients in the fond will help to enhance the flavor of the dish.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this beef stew recipe with red wine and hoisin sauce is a must-try for all food enthusiasts. The combination of the rich, mahogany beef flavors and the sweet, tangy hoisin sauce with a hint of red wine will leave your taste buds dancing. It is packed with healthy ingredients such as fresh parsley, carrots, onions, and Italian-style diced tomatoes.

Cooking this dish slowly on low heat allows the flavors to permeate the meat making it tender and juicy. This recipe can be served on its own or paired with mashed potatoes for a satisfying meal, any day of the week.

Whether you’re looking to impress your guests or just want to treat yourself to something delicious, this recipe will not disappoint. So why wait? Head to your kitchen and experience the magic of this slow-cooked braised beef shin that we call beef bourguignon.

In addition, you can easily modify the ingredients or adapt the recipe to suit your preferences so feel free to substitute or add in your favorite garnishes. This dish keeps well in the freezer so you can make-ahead and store for future use – also perfect for meal prep.

Give it a try and let me know what you think. Remember to invite some friends over too!

Beef Stew With Red Wine and Hoisin Sauce

Beef Stew With Red Wine and Hoisin Sauce Recipe

From Epicurious. We love anything with Hoisin Sauce and this was delicious.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine International
Calories 959.9 kcal


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 1/2 lbs boneless beef chuck roast, trimmed, cut into 2 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 1/2 cups chopped onions
  • 2 cups cabernet sauvignon wine
  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can Italian-style diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce (*)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 lb slender carrot, peeled, cut diagonally into 1-inch lengths
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch, mixed with
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in heavy large pot over high heat. Sprinkle meat with salt and pepper. Add meat to pot; sauté until brown on all sides, about 10 minutes.
  • Push meat to sides of pot. Reduce heat to medium; add 2 tablespoons oil to pot.
  • Add onions; sauté until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Mix meat into onions.
  • Add 1 cup wine, tomatoes with juices, hoisin sauce, and bay leaves. Bring to boil.
  • Reduce heat to low, cover pot and simmer 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add carrots and 1 cup wine. Cover; simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Uncover, increase heat to high; boil until sauce is slightly thickened, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes longer.
  • Reduce heat to medium, add cornstarch mixture and simmer until sauce thickens, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes.
  • Discard bay leaves. Season stew with salt and pepper.
  • (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cool slightly. Chill uncovered until cold, then cover and keep refrigerated. Bring to simmer before serving, stirring occasionally.) Transfer stew to large bowl. Sprinkle with parsley; serve.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 615gCalories: 959.9kcalCarbohydrates: 33.8gProtein: 51.6gFat: 61.9gSaturated Fat: 22.4gCholesterol: 183.2mgSodium: 705.5mgFiber: 5gSugar: 15.8g
Keyword < 4 Hours, Easy, Meat, One-Dish Meal, Stew, Winter
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