Stracotto al Chianti: Beef Braised in Chianti

TOTAL TIME: 2 hr 10 min
Prep: 10 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 2 hr
 
YIELD: 4 servings
LEVEL: Intermediate

ingredients

  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 pounds stewing beef, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 red onions, roughly chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3 cups Chianti wine
  • Salt
  • 2 teaspoons whole peppercorns
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      Directions

      In a stew pot, heat up the extra-virgin olive oil. Once the oil is hot, add the beef, onions and garlic. Sear for about 2 minutes, stirring frequently.

      Add all of the wine. It should be enough to cover the beef. Season with salt and whole peppercorns.

      Bring the wine to a boil. Lower the heat and allow it to gently simmer for approximately 2 hours.

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