Recipes, Salty

Red Wine Ragout

I can’t begin to tell you how happy making this made me. I had always wanted to figure out my own recipe for a Vegan wine-y, warm, thick, gravy-ish sauce and I finally did!

Meet my red wine ragout, you can have it with couscous, rice, mashed potatoes, or even pasta.

Let me know if you try it, tweak it, hate it or love it in the comments below!


🍁 Ingredients (≈4 servings) 🍁

  • 2 cups couscous
  • 150 g./5.25oz whole buttoned mushrooms (canned)
  • 200 g./7oz. green lentils in water (canned)
  • 2 large carrots
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 Vegetable broth cube
  • 2 tbsps flour 
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree 
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsps vegetable oil
  • 4 tbsps red wine
  • 1 tbsp blackcurrant or strawberry jam
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp mixed herbs/ if you can add a bay leaf, it would be great

🌱 Preparation 🌱

Couscous and Vegetable mix

Couscous: for each cup, boil one cup of water. In a bowl, add boiling water to couscous and cover tightly (with kitchen film). Wait 5-10 min. Move to a plate, fluff with fork.

  1. Rinse the mushrooms and lentils if bought canned. Let strain.
  2. Boil 2 cups of water, add vegetable both cube, mix until dissolved.
  3. Dice the carrots, add to boiling broth. Cover and let simmer. You want to check up on the carrots every now and then.
  4. Once carrots are cooked, add mushrooms (cut in half) and lentils, keep pot uncovered, and let cook on medium heat.


  1. Cut and dice the onion.
  2. Fry onion with oil on medium heat. Add cinnamon and other herbs.
  3. Once the onion pieces are soft, add half of the red wine. Turn to high heat.
  4. Let the wine boil.
  5. Add the jam, keep mixing to avoid sticking. Do this for around 1-2min.
  6. Add the rest of the wine.
  7. One spoon at a time, add the flour, whisk really well.
  8. Add tomato puree and vinegar. Keep whisking

👩‍🍳Final Steps 👩‍🍳

  1. Gradually add the vegetable mix to the sauce.
  2. Keep mixing on medium heat until the consistency desired is reached.
  3. Add salt/any other ingredient from the list to taste.
  4. Serve warm

🤓 Student Scheduling 🤓

This one takes time folks, BUT you can save a lot by getting your veggies canned (cooked). That would reduce it to a 20-30 min recipe. It’s also great for meal prepping.

🧘🏻‍♀️ Fitness and the P-word🧘🏻‍♀️

You can play around with the carrot to lentil ratios.

💸 Going Green all the way to the Wallet? 💸

What I love about this recipe is how budget-friendly it is. You shouldn’t find any trouble there.

🐄🐔No animal was hurt preparing this dish✊



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