Chopped Tomatoes 750g
A single ingredient: fresh tomatoes ripened under the sun, cut in delicious chunks and packaged on location to bring to the table an inimitable taste. An excellent ingredient to exalt the taste of Pasta Sauces and any recipe.
Ingredients for 6 people
|Chopped Tomatoes 750g||1 pack|
|Dried bay leaves||2|
|Dried oregano||1 tsp|
|Extra virgin olive oil||1/3 cup|
|Ground allspice||1 ½ tsp|
|Pomì Chopped Tomatoes||1 pack|
|Red wine (such as merlot)||1/2 cup|
|White wine vinegar||1/4 cup|
|Beef chuck roast||2 lb fat trimmed, then cubed|
|Extra virgin olive oil for the meat||To taste|
|Orzo pasta to serve||Optional|
|Shallots or small pearl onions||1 lb peeled|
In a large, non-reactive bowl, mix the marinade ingredients together. Season beef with some salt, then add it to the marinade.
Toss to make sure beef is well coated. Cover and refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours or overnight. When ready, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a large braising pan (or oven-safe pot). Add 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil and heat stovetop over medium heat. Add the shallots and sauté for 5 to 7 minutes or until soft. Transfer the shallots to a dish for now.
Return the braising pan to stovetop. To the hot braising pan, add the beef only (save the marinade aside for later). Cook until browned on all sides, about 10 minutes or so, tossing occasionally. Now, return the shallots to the braising pan. Add the marinade, Pomì Chopped Tomatoes, and just enough water to cover the top of the beef. Season with a little bit of salt and ground pepper.
Bring everything to a rolling boil for 5 minutes.
Cover braising pan and transfer to the heated oven. Cook for 1 ½ to 2 hours (check occasionally to add water if needed. Make sure the beef does not dry out, but keep just enough liquid for a nice and thick sauce). Prepare some orzo pasta according to package instructions. When beef is cooked through, serve hot atop plain orzo. Or add your favorite crusty bread. Enjoy!
Recipe by Suzy Karadsheh of TheMediterraneanDish.com