If you are looking for an alternative to classic schnitzel then we have a wonderful option with this homestyle recipe for making a delicious slow-cooked non-breaded beef schnitzel in a tasty, thick wine sauce.
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Satisfying Beef Schnitzel without the Breading
Although we have yet to share our recipe for making traditional beef schnitzel, we have previously shared our classic breaded crispy chicken strip recipe. But what we love about this latest recipe is that there is no breading needed whatsoever. Instead it is slowly-cooked on the stovetop submerged in red wine, locking in the moistness.
Once fully prepared, a thick and flavorful wine sauce is formed perfect for topping a side of rice and peas, pasta noodles or creamy mashed potatoes. We have other suggestions for side dishes that pair well with this non-breaded beef schnitzel below.
Homestyle Non-Breaded Beef Schnitzel Recipe
- 2 packages of beef schnitzel approx. 600 grams
- 1 cup red wine
- 2-3 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 red onion or cooking onion
- ½ lemon squeezed or 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar if don't have lemon
- 3 tbsp sour cream
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 cup cold water
- salt and pepper to taste
- Marinate meat in wine with salt and pepper for at least one hour or overnight if possible.
- Drain meat from wine and save the liquid for making the sauce.
- Place oil in a frying pan and preheat to medium heat. Add schnitzel to frying pan to seal and flip once.
- Move the schnitzel to another non-stick pan.
- Chop onion and add to frying with remaining oil. Add more oil if needed.
- Saute the onion until brown and then move to the other pan holding the schnitzel.
- Pour the leftover wine over top of the meat. Add more wine if needed so the schnitzel is fully covered.
- Cook meat on low heat for about 1 hour, check occasionally that it doesn't stick to the bottom.
- In the meantime, using a separate bowl, combine 1 cup cold water with cornstarch and sour cream. Mix altogether to dissolve.
- Once meat is almost cooked fully, cover the cornstarch mixture over top of meat.
- If not creamy enough, add more dissolved cornstarch in cold water. If too thick, add water.
- Cook for another 10 minutes on low heat until the sauce boils.
Serve Alongside these Delicious Sides
- Simple Fried Polenta
- Rice and Peas
- Non-Creamy Potato Salad
- Potato Gnocchi (recipe coming soon)
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