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Bollito Toscano

"Bollito" is the Tuscan way to cook meat and, at the same time, a good way to make broth.
Beef bollito - [Photo credits: Manuela Zangara http://ow.ly/gDdPw]
Beef bollito - [Photo credits: Manuela Zangara http://ow.ly/gDdPw]
Serves: 6 Prep: 15 min Cooking time: 2 1/2 hours   Ingredients
  • One pound of beef ribs,
  • 2 or 3 tomatoes,
  • 1 onion, 1 carrot, 1 celery, some tomatoes
  • A stalk of parsley,
  • Salt.
  Preparation
  • Fill a large pot with water and put inside the washed onion, the carrot, celery, whole tomatoes and the meat.
  • Add the salt, cover and simmer.
  • After two hours, remove the vegetables and the beef and drain the broth.
  • Serve the broth with tortellini or tagliolini pasta.
  • Try the beef with green sauce (Salsa verde) and pickles for a tasty main course.
Source: Slow Food  editore - Consorzio Vino Chianti, 2008.  Le ricette della tradizione toscana