Two-stage beef chuck

Two-stage beef chuck
This recipe cooks beef chuck (or braising steak) in two stages: first, slow-cooked in red wine "in the bag", then fried and served with potato purée and a red-wine sauce.
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Last modified on: April 27th 2017

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Stage 1 - 2 min.
Two-stage beef chuck
Choose a piece of beef that looks good, trim it, then salt and pepper generously on both sides.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Two-stage beef chuck
Put into a cooking bag with half the red wine, the carrot (peeled and cut into chunks), bayleaf and sage.

Stage 3 - 3 hours
Two-stage beef chuck
Put in the oven at 300°F (150°C) and leave to cook for 3 hours.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
Two-stage beef chuck
After this time, remove the meat from the bag and discard the carrot, herbs and wine.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
Two-stage beef chuck
Make the red-wine sauce: pour the remaining wine into a saucepan on low heat...

Stage 6 - 30 min.
Two-stage beef chuck
...and reduce by 3/4.

Salt, pepper and incorporate 50 g butter one small piece at a time, while whisking.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
Two-stage beef chuck
Finish by incorporating 1 tablespoon cornflour to thicken the sauce, whisking all the time.

Stage 8 - 5 min.
Two-stage beef chuck
Cut the meat into individual portions and fry these on both sides in a little oil.

Stage 9 - 5 min.
Two-stage beef chuck
Serve each portion on a hot plate, with potato purée on the side and the red-wine sauce poured over.
Chuck would be my choice for this, but you can use any other cut you like.

It doesn't matter if the beef has "stringy bits" left in it, as these will melt during the long, slow cooking.
A few days in the fridge.
Home made, based on a recipe by Guy Savoy.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
5,447 Kcal or 22,805 Kj191 gr169 gr381 gr
272 %73 %16 %58 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
186 Kcal or 779 Kj7 gr6 gr13 gr
9 %3 %1 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
908 Kcal or 3,802 Kj32 gr28 gr63 gr
45 %12 %3 %10 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Sulfites, Milk
How much will it cost?
  • For 6 people : 15.18 €
  • Per person : 2.53 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Beef Beef : You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Upside-down Parmentier, Carbonnade, Home-made doner kebab, Taos hotpot, How to slow cook meat, ... All
Potato puréePotato purée: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Colcannon, Welsh-style potato purée, Oxtail Parmentier, Potato and two ham gratin, Upside-down Parmentier, ... All
Red wineRed wine: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: How to slow cook meat, Beef braised in reduced red wine, Pears in red wine with blackcurrant , Winemaker's toast, Roscoff loaf, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Kouign-amann brioche, Scrambled eggs with langoustines and asparagus tips., Salmon rillettes, Choux pastry (pâte à choux), Chocolate cake, ... All
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