Brasato al Barolo {braised beef short ribs in Barolo wine}

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I love comfort food & Brasato al Barolo is definitely comfort food! I hadn’t had Brasato in a LONG time but my recent Bertolli trip to New York for the launch of their “Into the heart of Italy” series remedied that. During that whirwind trip there was a lot of eating going on. And one of my favorite things was the Brasato from A Voce restaurant. It was scrumptious. Beyond scrumptious. I had to stop myself from licking the plate {seriously stop myself }.


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I met so many amazing people while in New York and I consider them all my foodie friends! One of those fantastic foodie friends was Vera from Lady and the Blog. Just lurved her! So naturally I was thrilled to do a guest post for her. After some contemplation on what I would actually make, I thought it only fitting that to do a Brasato! A dish that we all shared together! What is Brasato? Well, Brasato is simply Italian for braised. And Barolo is well a fantastic wine!

I made my Brasato with beef short ribs (and then sliced them afterwards) but you could certainly make it with a nice big cut of beef as well, a chuck roast for instance. It does take a little advance preparation but don’t be scared it’s just a long marinade and you can even do that the night before and pull it out before cooking time.

I can’t tell you how tender this meat is, okay I can, it’s falling off the bone tender! And the sauce… THE SAUCE, it’s made with carrots, herbs, onions, celery & yes BAROLO which is magical! You’ll probably want to have an extra bottle to enjoy during the meal ; ) The sauce is run through a foodmill afterwards but you could have it rustic style and leave it as is. Either way you’re going to want to soak up every drop of  it!

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Well I know you want the recipe so head on over to Lady and the Blog! {click the link it will take you directly to the recipe} And while you’re there, take a look around. Vera has some incredible posts! Fashion, Food, Fun, and Family. It’s all there ;)

Baci e Buon Appetito!

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17 Comments

  1. 1

    STUNNING pictures…heading over for the recipe right now!

  2. 2

    This is one of my favorite dishes and it is definitely comfort food! Looks delicious…I will pop over for the recipe!

  3. 4

    Ohhh, I love short ribs! They are such a lovely, flavorful dish!

  4. 5

    what a beautiful presentation……the beef looks like it would just melt in your mouth

  5. 6

    just WOW!

  6. 7

    Oh I love braised beef! Yours looks delicious with the sauce on top. Yum!

  7. 8

    This looks delicious. I am heading over to get the recipe. Can you say Sunday dinner?!?!?!?!?!

  8. 9

    Beautiful pictures!! Looks amazing.

  9. 10

    Hi Paula, have you heard of the Italian chef Biba Caggiano? She has a cooking show on PBS and a restaurant here in northern California. Just wondering if you’re a fan. Her recipes are simple and delicious. Also, are you a Marcella Hazan fan?
    have a good day :)

  10. 11

    What edible photos – and a delicious entree. Haven’t had this in ages – need to rectify that.

  11. 12

    Looks great and homey

  12. 13

    Ok – the polenta got me as I’m a severe addict for the stuff but then the shortribs KILLED me! This looks wonderful!

  13. 14

    Simply GORGEOUS…what mouth-watering pics!

  14. 15

    Lovely! Adding this one to the must-make list!

  15. 16

    this looks FANTASTIC!! stopping by from sits, anne

    http://www.anniebakes.net

  16. 17

    The picture looks like tectonic plates in some massive rock formation… absolutely brilliant photo… socks knocked off!!

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