Rich Beef Daube

Rich Beef Daube | Healthy Beef Stew Recipes - Flora ProActiv

A traditional French stew made with red wine and vegetables. This rich beef daube recipe is a hearty healthy feast for a those chilly winter evenings.
  • 2 hour 55 minutes
  • Prep time25 minutes
  • 4 portions
recipe image Rich Beef Daube


  • 20 grams dried mushrooms
  • 100 ml water
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 500 grams beef stewing steaks cubed
  • 175 grams baby onions peeled
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 cm piece fresh root ginger grated
  • 100 grams sun-dried tomatoes chopped
  • 1 heaped tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 200 ml red wine
  • 200 ml beef stock
  • pared rind of 1 orange
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 175 grams chestnut mushrooms quartered
  • 500 grams floury potatoes (such as Maris Piper) peeled, cooked and mashed
  • 50 ml skimmed milk
  • 20 grams Flora ProActiv buttery spread

Nutritional facts

Energy (kcal)631 kcal
Energy (kJ)2636 kJ
Protein (g)30.7 g
Carbohydrate incl. fibre (g)51.3 g
Carbohydrate excl. fibre (g)42.2 g
Sugar (g)15.1 g
Fibre (g)9.1 g
Fat (g)32.3 g
Saturated fat (g)10.0 g
Unsaturated fat (g)20.9 g
Monounsaturated fat (g)11.9 g
Polyunsaturated fat (g)9.0 g
Trans fat (g)1.2 g
Cholesterol (mg)78 mg
Sodium (mg)356 mg
Salt (g)0.89 g
Vitamin A (IU)583 IU
Vitamin C (mg)45.3 mg
Calcium (mg)150 mg
Iron (mg)6.68 mg
Potassium (mg)2177 mg


  1. Soak the dried mushrooms in 100ml water for 1 hour.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a frying pan. Add the steak and fry lightly until brown. Remove the steak and add the onion to the pan. Fry for 6 to 8 minutes until golden. Return the meat to the pan and stir in the flour, garlic, ginger, tomatoes and herbs. Cook for a couple of minutes and then add the dried mushrooms with the liquid, wine, stock, orange rind and sugar. Bring to the boil.
  3. Transfer to a casserole dish, then cover and cook in preheated oven (170°C/150°C fan oven/gas mark 3) for 1½ to 2 hours until the meat is tender. Heat the remaining oil and fry the chestnut mushrooms for 5 minutes. Add to the casserole and cook for a further 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Serve with mashed potato with a knob of Flora ProActiv Buttery spread. Any leftovers can be frozen for another day.