Red Wine Risotto with Braised Beef and Mushrooms

Try this recipe for Red Wine Risotto with Braised Beef and Mushrooms. It's a great follow-up to Wente's Burgundy Pot Roast.

Servings: 4

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Pair With: Wente Vineyards Charles Wetmore Cabernet Sauvignon

Source: Recipe and photo courtesy of America’s Test Kitchen and Wente Vineyards


6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 large onion, chopped fine
salt and pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups Arborio rice
1 cup dry red wine
5 cups chicken broth
2 cups leftover Burgundy Pot Roast,
1 3/4 cups water
1 cup leftover mushroom and onion
garnish from Burgundy Pot Roast
4 ounces Parmesan cheese, grated
(2 cups), plus extra for serving
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley


1. Melt 4 tablespoons butter in Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion and 3/4 teaspoon salt and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add rice and cook, stirring, until grains are translucent around edges, about 3 minutes.

2. Add wine and cook, stirring constantly, until fully absorbed, about 3 minutes. Stir in broth, pot roast, 1 cup water, and mushroom and onion garnish and bring to simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and cook until most liquid has been absorbed and rice is al dente, 13 to 16 minutes, stirring twice during cooking.

3. Add remaining 3/4 cup water and stir until creamy, about 3 minutes. Off heat, stir in Parmesan and remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Cover and let sit for 5 minutes. Stir in parsley and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve, passing extra Parmesan separately.

Chef's Notes:

For looser risotto, stir in an extra 1/4 cup of water before serving.

Recipe Courtesy Of

Wente Vineyards

Wente Vineyards is the oldest continuously operated family-owned winery in the United States. From its earliest years, it has also been a leader in the world of wine, maintaining a global vision for quality and integrity in every aspect of the wine industry.