100 Recipes Using Leftover Red Wine

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If you’re a wine enthusiast, it may be difficult to believe that you would ever have any leftover wine.  I am indeed a wine enthusiast, and I found myself in the unique position of having a bunch of open red wine bottles after a dinner party last weekend.  What could I do with the wine besides drink it?!    I posed this question to my Facebook page, and I received an abundance of suggestions.  First and foremost, I learned that you can actually freeze wine to be used later (it won’t be good to drink, but it will be fine to add to recipes).  Here’s a nice tutorial on how to freeze wine– from The Art of Doing Stuff.  And here are 99 more fun ideas for using up leftover red wine (click titles to reach the recipe).

Oeufs en Meurette (Poached Eggs in Red Wine Sauce) by My French Kitchen
Finnish Pancake with Raspberry Red Wine Sauce by Off the Meat Hook
Yogurt with Red-Wine Poached Nectarines by 80 Breakfasts
Spiced Pear Bread Pudding with Red Wine Glaze by Poor Girl Eats Well

The Best Red Wine Sangria by RecipeGirl
Guignolet (Cherry Liqueur) by Leite’s Culinaria
Gluehwein by Allrecipes
Grape Sangria by RecipeGirl
Mulled Wine by Appetite for China
Red Wine Simple Syrup (for adding to cocktails) by What Julia Ate
Glogg (Swedish Hot Spiced Wine) by Leite’s Culinaria

Red Wine Syrup (to drizzle over cheese) by Macheesmo
Cranberry- Red Wine Meatballs by Confections of a Foodie Bride
Marinate mushrooms in red wine, sprinkle with feta, and serve with bagel crisps for an appetizer.

Sauces and Marinades:
Red Wine- Wild Mushroom Ragu by Hunter Angler Gardener Cook
Blackberry- Cabernet Sauce with Rosemary and Ginger by Christine Cooks
Red Wine Marinade for London Broil by Sarah’s Cucina Bella
Zesty Crockpot Marinara Sauce by The Cooking Photographer
Perfect Pizza Sauce by Gimme Some Oven
Red Wine Reduction Sauce with Mushrooms and Rosemary by Flanboyant Eats
Garden Bolognese Sauce by RecipeGirl

Side Dishes:
Cabernet- Apple Slaw by Bella Eats
Red Wine Spinach by Angie’s Recipes
Red Wine Cranberry Sauce by Alexandra’s Kitchen
Potatoes, Shanterelles & Shallots in Red Wine Sauce by Herbivoracious
Stewed Kale and Tomatoes by Aggie’s Kitchen
Add a little red wine when cooking wild rice.
Use it to saute Portobello mushrooms.

Main Dishes:
Cabernet and Gorgonzola Burger Sliders by Rasa Malaysia
Red Wine Burgers by Confections of a Foodie Bride
Braised Beef with Mushrooms and Cabernet Sauce by Brown Eyed Baker
Grilled Salmon with Raspberry- Cabernet Sauce by Worth the Whisk
Braised Lamb Shanks in Pinot Noir by Leite’s Culinaria
Pork Medallions with Pinot Noir- Cherry Sauce by Noble Pig
Pork Chops with Fresh Blackberry- Pinot Noir Sauce by Dinners for a Year and Beyond
Pinot Noir Pot Roast by Tasty and Gluten Free
Coq au Vin by Simply Recipes
Apple- Merlot Glazed Ham by Cbsop
Pork with Fig and Merlot Sauce by Greedy Gourmand
Coq au Zin by RecipeGirl
Beef Stroganoff by Guilty Kitchen
Slow Cooker Irish Beef Stew by The Little Kitchen
Budget Beef Bourguignon by Food Wishes
Beef Brisket with Merlot and Prunes by Sassy Radish
Basic Beef Stew by RecipeGirl
Perfect Prime Rib Roast with Red Wine Jus by Steamy Kitchen
Veal Meatballs in Red Wine Sauce by the Kitchn
Filet Mignon in Red Wine Sauce by Simply Recipes
Slow Cooked Beef Burgundy by RecipeGirl
Steak with Burgundy Mushroom Sauce by The Pioneer Woman
Italian Pot Roast by What’s Cookin’ Chicago
Red Wine Spaghetti with Broccoli by Love & Olive Oil
Pork Chops with Garlic and Wine by The Pioneer Woman
Mushroom and Red Wine Meatloaf by Chow.com
Red Wine- Mushroom Risotto by Eclectic Recipes
Cabernet Braised Short Ribs with Gorgonzola by Well Fed
Lamb and Black Bean Chili in Red Wine by Forkable
Braised Chicken Legs with Olives and Tomatoes by Opera Girl Cooks
Lasagna by TasteFood
Burgundy Pork Tenderloin by Allrecipes
Red Wine and Rosemary Braised Lamb Shanks by Always Order Dessert
Stewed Chicken with Wine Gravy by Israeli Kitchen
Red Wine Braised Ham by No Recipes
Dark Chocolate and Red Wine Beef Stew by Not Quite Nigella
Pork belly marinated for one night with red wine and soy sauce , and just grill it!!!
Saute Butterflied porkchops in red wine- along with a little basil or thyme or rosemary.
Boil spaghetti in water for 2 minutes, then drain. In another pot, boil 4 to 5 cups of wine- Add spaghetti to the red wine and cook ’till al dente…(5-6 minutes)…in a fry pan sautee in olive oil, 2 gloves of garlic, 2 anchovies (optional) and sprinkle of chilli peppers- toss with the spaghetti and serve!

Tomato Florentine Soup by RecipeGirl
Wild Rice and Portobello Mushroom Soup by Lisa’s Kitchen
Red Onion and Red Wine Soup by What Did You Eat
Make Beef Soup, and mix in 1 cup of red wine.
French Onion Soup by Food Nouveau
Early Autumn Minestrone by Dinner du Jour

Blackberry- Red Wine Chocolate Cake by Love & Olive Oil
Chocolate- Pinot Noir Fondue by Noble Pig
Blackberry Cabernet Granita by The Kitchn
Blackberry- Cabernet Sorbet by Gimme Some Oven
Sugar Free Blackberry Cabernet Ice Cream by Christine Cooks
Merlot Cream Cheese Brownies by Taste as You Go
Cherry Cabernet Brownies by Better Homes and Gardens
Chocolate Red Wine Cupcakes by Teacher by Day… Chef by Night
Chocolate Red Wine Cupcakes with Red Wine Buttercream by Sensual Appeal
Red Wine Poached Rhubarb by David Lebovitz
Strawberries with Cabernet- Black Pepper Syrup by Rustic Kitchen
Red Wine Chocolate Cake by Smitten Kitchen
Ripe Figs in Spiced Red Wine Syrup  by Sippity Sup
Blueberry Cheesecake Cabernet Popsicles by Endless Simmer
Goat Cheese Custard + Strawberries in Red Wine Syrup by David Lebovitz
Red Wine Chocolate Truffles by Sprinkle Bakes
Red Wine Truffles with Dried Cherries by Art of Dessert
Wine Poached Pears by eCurry
Vegan Chocolate Merlot Mousse by Go Dairy Free

Other ideas:
Make Strawberry- Pinot Noir Preserves by Local Kitchen
Make Spiced Tomato Jam with Pinot Noir by Andrea’s Kitchen
Make Wine Jelly by America’s Test Kitchen
Make Red Wine Vinegar by Boulder Locavore

How to Remove Red Wine Stains by the Kitchn
7 Tips for Cooking with Wine by Stone Soup

There you go!  Let me know if I forgot anything 🙂 

Lori Lange of Recipe Girl

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  • Eli wrote:

    Leftover wine? What’s that? 😉

  • Alisa wrote:

    Wow, what an amazing and unique round-up Lori! Thanks so much for sharing one of my recipes. Pinning this now!

  • Julia Sforza wrote:

    What a great idea for a post, and such a comprehensive list! Thanks for including a link to my red wine syrup recipe!

  • Carlas Confections wrote:

    Love the roundup! Cant wait to make some of these recipes. This is definitely getting pinned for future use. Thanks Lori!

  • Dayna wrote:

    Awesome ideas! Can you do the same with white wine?

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      These are all ideas using red wine only! Maybe one of these days I’ll get around to creating a list for leftover white wine too!

  • Kammie @ Sensual Appeal wrote:

    Ahh thank you for sharing my recipe for the red wine cupcakes!!