Top 3 Italian Beef Recipe


Beef is used vastly in Italian cuisine, for authentic Italian delicacies to contemporary delights, beef recipes form a vital component of an Italian meal. Some easy to make yet authentic Italian beef recipes include that of:

Beef Carpaccio

The history of this dish dates back to the 1950’s when it was dedicated and served in honour of a Venetian painter Vittore Carpaccio. This world famous delicacy is made with delicate cuts of raw meat and tastes best when accompanied with a salad.Ingredients Required

500 grams beef fillets
Olive oil
200 grams fresh green beans
Salt as per taste
Freshly ground black pepper
Fresh thyme

For The Marinade

Extra virgin olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
Fresh herbs like parsley, celery, chives, finely chopped
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoons white wine vinegar

Method And Preparation

Boil water in a large pan and add a pinch of salt, throw in the beans and cook for 5 minutes, drain the water and leave the beans to cool.

For The Marinade

Mix together all the ingredients in a bowl add some seasoning and toss in the beans. Keep aside till serving time.

For The Beef

Coat the beef fillets with seasoning and some thyme leaves.

Heat a splash of olive oil in a non stick and fry the seasoned beef fillets for a minute each on either side.
Once done, place the fillets on a chopping board and thinly slice.

To serve, place the sliced beef on a plate and spoon the bean salad over it. Serve hot.

Italian Roast Beef

This mouth watering and powerfully flavoured dish is a treat to the palate. Also it is simple and easy to make and has a high nutritional value.Ingredients Required

2 kg round roast beef
1/2 cup salt (kosher salt preferably)
freshly milled black pepper
1/4 cup onion powder
1/2 cup dried basil
1/2 cup garlic powder
1/2 cup dried oregano
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

Method And Preparation

Pre-heat the oven to about 300 degrees F.

Mix together the salt pepper and other dry seasoning in a bowl and keep aside.Cut off the fat from the beef. Arrange the fat trimmings on the baking tray and place the beef round on it.

Coat the beef round with the seasoning mixture and sprinkle with some olive oil.Cook uncovered for about 2 hours. Once done, let the meat rest for about half an hour before serving. To serve carve out neat slices and serve with a salad or some gravy.

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Italian Beef Stew

This authentic Italian recipe is the perfect soul food, this dish can be made and stored for a couple of days and heated just before serving.Ingredients Required

1 kg beef (cut into one inch cubes)
400 grams tomatoes, diced
1/2 cup beef broth
400 grams pearl onions
300 grams baby carrots
1 packet of garlic herb sauce
1 packet pesto sauce


Method And Preparation

Combine all the ingredients in a large pot, make sure that the pesto sauce is combined well. Cover and cook on low heat for about 8 hours.

To serve, spoon the stew in individual bowls and serve hot.


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