Recipe courtesy of David Rocco

Stracotto al Chianti: Beef Braised in Chianti

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 2 hr 10 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 2 hr
  • Yield: 4 servings
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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


2 teaspoons whole peppercorns


  1. 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.
  2. Bring the wine to a boil. Lower the heat and allow it to gently simmer for approximately 2 hours.
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