Best ever recipes for leftover red wine

Take a look at our nine recommendations for cooking with red wine. Whether it's a small side dish or a main dish to feed the family, this collection provides recipes full of flavour for whatever your occasion might be

Guinea fowl hotpot

A delicious alternative to chicken, guinea fowl makes this hotpot heavenly. This recipe combines button mushrooms and Charlotte potatoes with garlic and thyme, simmered in red wine.


Sausages braised with fennel and red wine

This recipe for sausages braise with fennel and red wine makes an easy, comforting meal for the family

Braised red cabbage with apples

John Torode’s braised red cabbage side dish is spruced up with apples, smoked bacon, cinnamon and orange zest, and given a boozy red wine hit for a festive feast.

Best ever tex-mex style chilli con carne

Our most popular chilli con carne recipe EVER! Made Tex-Mex style with aged minced beef, chipotle powder, red wine, 70% dark chocolate and semi-dried tomatoes. The texture of good-quality beef mince goes perfectly with the kidney beans. Enjoy alongside corn tortillas, refried beans, avocado, fresh coriander, corn on the cob and Tabasco for a Mexican feast. 

Braised lamb shanks with crushed herb potatoes

An easy-to-make comfort dish of braised lamb shanks cooked slowly in one pot and served with crushed new potatoes. This is a really economical casserole that just looks after itself.

Chorizo al vino

This recipe for chorizo al vino comes from Lobos, a tapas bar in Borough Market. It’s really simple but combines classic, bold Spanish flavours and is ideal to serve as part of a tapas spread. 

Healthier beef bourguignon

Eating healthily doesn’t mean you have to deny yourself delicious food. This skinny beef bourguignon is packed full of classic flavours and is low-calorie. You’ll forget you’re being virtuous.

Steak and onions with celeriac mash

This steak and celeriac dish is quick and easy, yet delivers big flavours meaning that you can cook something imaginative midweek. Earthy celeriac is a great alternative to chips and works perfectly with the rich red wine sauce. 

Chorizo and sunblush tomato penne

This colourful pasta dish is low-Gi but watch the portion size as too much will cause a faster rise in blood glucose! Add a tin of chopped tomatoes instead of the sunblush tomatoes if you like more sauce.

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