David Rocco's Dolce Vita Dinner

Stracotto al Chianti


  • 2 pounds stewing beef, cut into 1- inch cubes (900g)
  • 2 red onions, roughly chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil (120ml)
  • 3 cups Chianti wine (700ml)
  • 2 teaspoons whole peppercorns
  • Salt to season

Instructions for Stracotto al Chianti

  • In a pot, heat up the extra virgin olive oil.  Once oil is hot, add the beef, onions and garlic. Sear for about 2 minutes. Stir frequently.
  • Add all the wine. It should be enough to cover the beef. Season with salt and whole peppercorns.
  • Bring the wine to a boil. Lower the heat and allow it to simmer for approximately 2 hours.
  • Enjoy David’s Stracotto al Chianti!

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