Beef Braised in Teroldego Wine

“I found this recipe in an Italian magazine. I doubled the recipe and froze half and served the other. It was FANTASTIC!!! I could not find the wine they suggested so I used a bold, Italian red. I followed the rest of the recipe exactly. If you need to impress company with your culinary talents, this recipe will do the trick.”
READY IN:
3hrs 30mins
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place meat, anise seeds, juniper berries and bay leaf in a large bowl; pour wine over the top. Marinate, refrigerated, turning occasionally, for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  2. Remove meat from marinade; pat dry and season with salt and pepper. Dust with flour. Strain marinade into a bowl through a fine mesh sieve; discard solids.
  3. Heat oil in a wide 4- to 5-quart pot over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Brown meat on all sides, about 10 minutes total, reducing heat if necessary to prevent scorching. Transfer meat to a plate and drain excess oil from pot.
  4. Return pot to medium-high heat. Add unsmoked bacon, onion, carrot and celery. Cook, stirring frequently, until vegetables are softened and golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add reserved marinade, bring to a boil and cook until reduced by about half, about 5 minutes. Stir in vegetable broth, water and tomato paste. Bring to a simmer, then return meat and any accumulated juices to pot. Reduce heat to low and cook, covered, until meat is very tender, about 3 hours.
  5. Transfer meat to a cutting board, cover with foil and let rest for 15 minutes, then cut across the grain into ½-inch pieces.
  6. Purée half of sauce, then return to pot. Return meat to sauce. Gently reheat before serving.
  7. Note: Beef improves in flavor if made 3 days ahead. Cool completely in sauce, uncovered, then chill in sauce, covered. Reheat, covered, in a preheated 350° oven until hot, 25 to 30 minutes, then slice meat.

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