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Braised Beef Heart

Prepare this simple beef heart stew for a meal you'll never find in any restaurant.

Servings : 8 Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes


  • 3-4 lbs beef heart
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 potatoes, chopped
  • 2 tbsp thyme
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup low-sodium beef broth
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


Cut the heart into 1/2 inch strips. Season with salt and pepper, and coat with flour.

Melt the butter in pan over medium-high heat. Add the beef heart strips and quickly cook until they begin to brown, about 1 minute. Stir in the onions, carrots, potatoes and thyme and continue cooking for 2 minutes. Add the beef broth and the red wine. Bring to a boil and then lower heat to reach a gentle simmer.

Place a lid over the pan and cook for 1 hour. Season the braise to taste with Salt and Pepper.

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