Italian Cuisine is loved all across the globe for its hearty flavors, the amazing variety of ingredients it brings to the table, and its magic ability to turn simple dishes into something truly special. And, one of the stars of this cuisine? Beef! It’s used in so many yummy ways. From rich, slow-cooked sauces to robustly flavored steaks, beef plays a starring role in some of the most beloved dishes from Italy.

Spezzatino di Manzo

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Spezzatino di manzo, an Italian stew featuring beef and potatoes, is a culinary masterpiece that undergoes slow cooking for hours. The result is an extraordinary meal brimming with the traditional flavors and aromas that define Italian cuisine—a true comfort meal perfect for any day of the week! Get the Spezzatino di Manzo recipe.

Beef Braciole

Beef braciole in a pan.
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Beef braciole, a robust and delectable Italian dish, promises to captivate your taste buds with its indulgent flavors. Representing the authenticity of home-style Italian cuisine, this dish embodies comfort, sauciness, richness, and is an ideal culinary choice for any season. Get the Braciole recipe.


Stracotto on a pan.
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Stracotto stands as the epitome of comfort cuisine—a dish where beef is lovingly braised in a straightforward yet incredibly delicious tomato sauce, infused with onions until reaching a sublime tenderness and flavor. The ease of preparation makes this recipe accessible to all, and it pairs effortlessly with crusty bread or pasta for a satisfying meal. Get Stracotto recipe.

Stuffed Veal Pocket

Tasca di Vitello (stuffed veal breast).
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Veal Pocket Stuffed with Mushrooms stands as a beloved main course in Italy, ideal for both dinners and special occasions. Despite its sophisticated title, fear not, as preparing this recipe is surprisingly simple. Once you witness the ease of its creation and the stunning presentation it brings to the table, I guarantee you’ll find yourself making it repeatedly. Get the recipe for Stuffed Veal Pocket.

Roast Veal Roll

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Indulge in the timeless flavors of Italian cuisine with our delectable Roast Veal Stuffed with Spinach and Ham. Crafted through our detailed step-by-step guide, this classic dish is perfect for Sunday dinners or any special occasion. The best part? You don’t even need an oven to bring this savory delight to your table! Get Veal Roll recipe.

Easy Italian Beef Au Jus

Italian beef sandwiches.
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Crafted with minimal preparation in the slow cooker, this uncomplicated Italian beef au jus recipe guarantees ease without sacrificing flavor. Seasoned to perfection, the slow-cooked beef is paired with the finest au jus, sandwiched between French rolls, and adorned with your favorite giardiniera for an exquisite culinary experience. Get the recipe.

Coda alla Vaccinara

Coda alla vaccinara in a skillet.
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This genuine coda alla vaccinara recipe bursts with robust and hearty flavors. The beef oxtail is lovingly braised in a robust tomato sauce, simmered slowly until the meat tenderly separates from the bone. Get Coda alla Vaccinara recipe.

Italian Meatballs With Tomato Sauce

Meatballs with tomato and spaghetti.
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Indulge in the realm of super soft, juicy, and irresistibly flavorful homemade Italian meatballs without the fuss. If the prospect of such culinary delights excites your taste buds, you’re in for a treat. Crafted with milk-soaked sandwich bread to achieve a delightful tenderness, these meatballs are generously seasoned with herbs and Parmesan. Get the recipe.

Slow Cooker Italian Short Ribs

Shredded short ribs.
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Indulge in the succulence of these Slow Cooker Italian Short Ribs—juicy, tender, and bursting with flavor. Slow-cooked to perfection in the crockpot, these short ribs result in beef that effortlessly falls apart, harmonizing beautifully with the Italian-inspired flavors and creamy risotto. Get the recipe.


Ossobuco on rice.
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A quintessential Italian classic, osso buco embodies the true essence of comfort food—abundant rich flavors, meat so tender it effortlessly falls apart, and that unparalleled sense of bliss that only special dishes can evoke. Now, are you prepared to craft this timeless favorite Italian stew? Get the recipe.

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