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Friday, October 25 2013

Chunky ragu in this sauce is typical of the traditional tomato-based sauce of Bologna. Serve this classic main dish when you are in the mood for Italian cuisine.



Braised Beef with Red Wine Sauce
Recipe from 
Servings: 6
Prep Time: 35 mins
  • 4    ounces   pancetta, diced
  • 2    tablespoons   olive oil
  • 1    2 1/2 - 3 pound   boneless sirloin tip or round roast
  • 1/2   teaspoon   salt
  • 1/4   teaspoon   freshly ground black pepper
  • 2    medium  carrots, chopped
  • 1    large  onion, chopped
  • 1/2   cup   chopped celery
  • 1    medium  red sweet pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2    cloves  garlic, minced
  • 3/4   cup   dry red wine
  • 1    28 ounce can  Italian-style whole peeled tomatoes in puree, cut up
  • 1    tablespoon   tomato paste
  • 2    tablespoons   snipped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
  • 1    teaspoon   snipped fresh oregano or 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
  • 1      bay leaf
  • 1/4   cup   whipping cream
In a 4- to 6-quart Dutch oven cook pancetta over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove pancetta and set aside. Reserve any drippings in pan. Add olive oil to pan. Add meat and brown on both sides in hot oil, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Transfer meat to a plate; reserve drippings in pan.
Add carrots, onion, celery, sweet pepper, and garlic to pan. Cook and stir for 10 minutes or until light brown. Add the wine, scraping the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Simmer the wine for 1 minute. Stir in undrained tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, and oregano. Return beef to pot and add the bay leaf.
Cover the pan and reduce heat to low. Simmer about 1-1/2 hours or until the beef is tender. Remove beef from pan and let stand while preparing sauce. For sauce, simmer tomato mixture, uncovered, until mixture measures about 4-1/2 cups (about 12 minutes). Stir in cream. Serve beef with sauce. Sprinkle with pancetta. Makes 6 servings.
  • Leftover sauce can be covered and stored in the refrigerator up to 3 days. Serve with cooked polenta or pasta.
nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 483, Fat, total (g) 24, chol. (mg) 117, sat. fat (g) 8, carb. (g) 13, fiber (g) 2, pro. (g) 47, sodium (mg) 1027, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie
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