When it comes to a succulent and rich dish of classic Italian cuisine, the Brasato al Barolo is a prime example. This meat-based dish from Piemonte region is prepared with the cooking technique of brasatura: a whole piece of beef is slow cooked in a little liquid, like red wine, along with spices and vegetables.
Barolo Bussia – Enzo Bartoli is a wine made from 100% Nebbiolo grapes from Bussia Cru Barolo’s production area. Located in Monforte d’Alba – Piemonte, this area is renowned for producing some of the world’s most coveted Barolo wines. This Barolo is a full-bodied, complex and elegant red wine with an exquisite perfume and robust body. Let us say that this wine made our Brasato al Barolo recipe perfect. 🙂
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Brasato al Barolo
|Preparation Time: 10 min |
+ marinating time
|Cooking Time: 3h|
|TOTAL TIME: |
3h 10 min
- ~ 800g (28 ounce) certified Piedmontese brisket flat or round steak or chuck steak, trussed with kitchen twine
- 1 medium-big size onions, peeled and sliced
- 2 medium carrots, chopped
- 2 fresh bay leaves
- large stalk of celery, chopped
- 4 to 5 cloves of carnation
- 1 bottle BAROLO Wine, or other dry Piedmont red wine like Dolcetto or Barbera
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- Put all the vegetables and spices in a bowl, add the meat and cover with the wine. Refrigerate overnight, or a minimum of 10 hours.
- Remove the meat from the marinate, place it on cutting board and dry it with a paper towel. Tie the beef with kitchen string, to keep its shape during cooking.
- Heat a heavy-bottom pot, large enough to hold the beef and wine, over medium-high heat. Add oil and butter. Place the beef into the pot and sear it on all sides until a nice brown crust develops.
- Using a slotted spoon, take out all the vegetables from the wine and add them to the beef, stirring until they get a little brown.
- Slowly pour the wine into the pot. Let it evaporate over medium heat, it will take about 2 or 3 minutes. Then turn the heat to low and let cook for about 3 h, or more. The cooking time depends on the meat; it is ready when you can sink a fork pleasantly into it. Every half hour turn the meat over. After one hour season with salt.
- Take the beef out of the pot and set it on a cutting board. Slice it just when it is cold.
- Remove and discard the bay leaves and cloves of carnation. With an immersion blender, mix the veggies and wine until obtaining a creamy sauce.
Slice the meat against the grain (about 5 mm thick slice), arrange it on a serving plate, and pour the very hot wine sauce on top. Serve Brasato in the traditional way, with polenta, or if you prefer, with mashed potatoes.