Beef, onion & wine sauce

first courses
Time 3h 30m Difficulty Difficult Serves 4
  • 1 1/4 lbs stewing beef in one piece
  • 4 cups onion
  • 3 carrots
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1/5 cup salami
  • 1/5 cup prosciutto crudo (raw parma ham)
  • 2 tablespoons of lard
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 3 oz tomato passata (pureed tomatoes)
  • 10 fl oz dry white wine
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Slice thinly the onion, celery stalks and carrots. Dice the salami and prosciutto; put the meat in a heavy-bottomed casserole dish together with the vegetables, the olive oil and the lard. Brown the meat, vegetables, salami and prosciutto in the lard and oil. Add the tomato passata diluted with a little warm water. Once the water has evaporated, add the wine and let it cook covered for at least two hours. Once the meat is cooked, press the onions with a fork to make a dense sauce. Serve your favourite pasta hot with this sauce.