Red Wine Gravy | The Ideal Recipe

I very seldom order things on line, unless it is for my kitchen, and then I use I am very fortunate that last year I received an abundance of books from Penguin to review. However, this year I have found myself with no real books on my bedside table. When we go overseas I take a brand new book with me to read and I make sure that the book Dave is reading is one I have not already read. That way I have at least 2 paperback novels to read, as well as a few books on my tablet. In order to start collecting books to read for our trip to France I went on to the internet and ordered something. The books are cheaper via the web than at the store, and I can collect the book at the mall at no extra cost. This works like a treat money wise. But, I never seem to get a call from them to tell me when the book is there. The last book I ordered was due on the 10th of February. On that day I went in to the store to enquire if the book had arrived and was told it had not yet been delivered. When I went in on the 18th, the book was there and a note written on the envelope stating that I had been notified on the 5th! The staff member did not call me and they also made up a date. I spoke to the manager who seemed not at all concerned about this fact. I find this so irritating. Something that will deliver for you is this red wine gravy. I make variations of this often but for this version I went with the recipe below to go with my Yorkshire Puddings.

Red Wine Gravy
Red Wine Gravy
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Red Wine Gravy

You can use this gravy like I did for a Sunday roast
Recipe Category: Gravy
All Rights Reserved: an original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 100 g spring onions, finely chopped
  • 250 mls beef stock
  • 250 mls red wine
  • 5 mls arrow root
  • 10 g butter


  • Place the spring onions, stock and wine into a sauce pan
  • Simmer over a medium temperature until reduced by half
  • Strain into a bowl, pushing through all the liquid
  • Whisk in the arrow root
  • Return to a very low temperature and leave to thicken
  • Stir occasionally
  • Stir in the butter

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26 thoughts on “Red Wine Gravy | The Ideal Recipe

  1. that’s a perfect recipe, Tandy! I’m gonna use it really soon to my steak! thanks for sharing!

  2. Where do you find arrow root Tandy? I have looked everywhere in PE, although I must admit I haven’t been to a health store yet.
    Have a super day.
    🙂 Mandy xo

    1. I found it at a health store, but you can use tapioca powder if you can find that. Have you looked in the health aisle at Pick N Pay? Or I can post you some 🙂

  3. How convenient is this?! I am getting ready to fire up the grill to cook some steaks. How perfect. I have just downloaded a couple of books on to my ipad but for some reason have been so tired at night I don’t get past the first paragraph before I doze off to sleep. However, I still really prefer holding a book in my hands too, so much better than on a device. However, with public transport being my way of life here spend loads of time waiting for it to arrive or stuff in traffic in it, so being able to read on my phone is fab…

  4. Fantastic! I’ve always ordered food with red wine gravy but have never in fact made it myself. So glad I now have this recipe on hand. And books, oh how I love to read but I’m lacking in the book department, I just can’t find anything that sparks and holds my interest.

  5. Mmmm – red wine gravy. I use a book exchange which I find works well for me. I am a BIG reader and get in a panic if there is no book waiting to be read. The big thing is finding a good book exchange – got five good books for $38 (that’s about the price of one new book here) the other day after trading in the ones I had read – I seldom keep novels. One of the ones I got the other was Ruth Reichl’s ‘Delicious’ – just $9.50!

  6. Wow, this makes for a distinct, flavourful dipping sauce. Our favourite meats will be thrilled to be poured over this lovely gravy. Thanks for sharing the creation!!

    Julie & Alesah
    Gourmet Getaways xx

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