Chianti Marinated Beef Stew

Chianti Marinated Beef Stew
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
3h 30 min
4-6 servings

A bottle of Chianti wine gives this beef stew a rich flavour. 



2 ½
- 3 lb(s) beef brisket
1 750-mL
bottle Chianti wine
Tbsp olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
ounce pancetta, cut into ¼-inch pieces
carrots, peeled and cut into ½-inch pieces
stalk celery, chopped into ½-inch pieces
cloves garlic, peeled
cup kalamata olives (1 ½ ounces), halved
oz green beans, halved
medium red potatoes, quartered
sprigs rosemary
leaves sage
1 15-oz
can diced tomatoes
cups beef broth


Step 1

Place the beef in a 13 by 9-inch glass baking dish. Pour the wine over the meat and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 1/2 hours. Turn the meat over and marinate for another 1 1/2 hours.

Step 2

Remove the meat from the wine and pat dry with paper towels. Reserve the wine.

Step 3

In a large Dutch oven, heat 3 tablespoons of the oil over medium-high heat. Season the meat on all sides with salt and pepper. Using tongs, place the meat in the pan and brown on all sides, about 2 minutes each side. Remove the meat and add the remaining oil. Add the pancetta and cook, stirring frequently for 2 minutes. Add the carrots, celery, garlic, olives, green beans, potatoes, rosemary, and sage. Cook for 3 minutes. Pour the reserved wine, tomatoes, and beef broth into the pan, scraping up the brown bits that cling to the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Return the meat to the pan and bring the liquid to a boil. Cover the pan and simmer for 3 to 3 1/2 hours or until the meat is very tender.

Step 4

Remove the meat and the rosemary sprigs from the stew. Place the meat on a cutting board and cut into quarters. Using 2 forks, shred the meat into bite-size pieces. Add the shredded meat to the stew and cook until warmed through, about 5 minutes.

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