20 minutes Beef in Red Wine


I’m no super Mama so easy and quick meals are the norm in our household now. We still don’t own a microwave in this day and age, so cheaty-heaties are out of the question for us.

What I really missed is cooking with red wine. Though I don’t drink wine, I love to use wine in my cooking as it adds flavour. Fortunately, I found the 20 minutes Beef in Red Wine recipe on BBC Good Food and had a shot at it.

I got really self conscious when I bought the bottle of wine. Picture this – crying baby in one arm, pushing pram which had a bottle of wine in the bottle holder with the other hand. Bet I looked like a stressed out mum ready to drown myself with some cheap red wine.

The recipe was easy to follow and didn’t require a long cooking time. That was brilliant especially with a ticking time bomb (ie. Theodore). Despite the short cooking time, the beef absorbed the sauce very well. The sauce was also of the right texture – not too watery. I served it with fresh fettuccine pasta and yummy it was!

These days, eating is a luxury. I give myself a pat on my back for even stepping into the kitchen!


2 thoughts on “20 minutes Beef in Red Wine

  1. I’m glad I’m not the only one without a microwave! And I think you’re amazing, I didn’t get back into a cooking routine for a good six months, though I’ve got it quite well organised now. If I’m still standing by the time it’s dinner time 😉

  2. Packing my Suitcase

    hahahaha awwnn poor you! It will get better…besides even with a baby you cook more often than I do! And this sauce with fetuccine looks amazing! yummy! 😀

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