Prep 30 mins
Cook 3 hrs
This recipe also works well with beef, but venison is far tastier and better for you, since it is very low in fat. If you want to make this recipe even lower fat you can leave out the stage with the butter and flour, put it all in one pot without frying the veg (although you will still need to seal the meat) and thicken the whole thing at the end of cooking by adding a couple of spoonfuls of gravy granules. Serve it with mashed potato.
- 500 g venison
- 2 large carrots
- 1 onion
- 2 celery ribs
- 150 g mushrooms
- 1 (400 g) can borlotti beans
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 25 g butter
- 1 tablespoon red currant jelly
- 1 beef stock cube
- 350 ml red wine
- 1 sprig fresh thyme
- 1 sprig fresh rosemary
- 1 bay leaf
- salt and pepper
- Turn on the oven to 170c.
- Melt half the butter in a large lidded casserole.
- Fry the finely diced onion, celery and garlic until softened.
- Add the mushrooms (halved or quartered), borlotti beans and carrots and fry for a further two minutes.
- Add the flour and stir until the butter is absorbed by the flour and the contents of the pan are coated, cook for another two minutes.
- Add the red wine, chopped herbs, bay leaf, redcurrant jelly and crumble in the stock cube, add salt and pepper to taste, stir well leave to simmer.
- Melt the remaining butter in a small frying pan and brown the cubed venison, this should be done as briefly as possible so that the meat does not lose it's tenderness.
- Add the meat to the casserole, put the lid on and place in the middle of the oven.
- After half an hour turn the oven down to 130c and leave to cook for 2-3 hours, check periodically and add more water if needed.