Braised Beef in Barolo Wine



There is nothing better than Braised Beef in Barolo Wine to warm your soul. This beef is marinated in Barolo and spices then braised with fresh vegetables and served with a rich sauce. This is a classic Piedmont recipe where beef and Barolo wines are largely produced.

Barolo is a section of Piedmont, Italy that produces some of the best wines in Europe. Typically Barolo wine is made from Nebbiolo grapes which are grown in around 3000 acres of land and is produced in various towns throughout the region.

The combination of wine, spice and fresh vegetables make this Braised Beef in Barolo Wine a special dish for the whole family. Enjoy it with a side of garlic mashed potatoes or serve it on a bed of soft polenta. Either way you sure to enjoy this traditional Italian dish.


  • 3 to 4 pound boneless bottom round or chuck roast
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • 3 carrots, cut into large chunks
  • 3 stalks of celery, cut into large chunks
  • 12 baby Portobello mushrooms, whole
  • 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 Tbls of butter
  • 2 Tbls of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp of dried thyme
  • 3 dried bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 tsp of fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 bottle of Barolo wine


  • Season the beef with salt and pepper.
  • Place the beef in a large plastic bag and add the garlic, thyme, bay leaves and wine.
  • Seal up the bag and refrigerate around 3 to 4 hours.
  • In a large pot brown the beef in the butter and oil reserving the liquid from the marinade. Strain the liquid and set aside.
  • Remove the beef from the pot and sauté the carrot, onions and celery until lightly browned.
  • Add the beef back to the pot with the marinade.
  • Sauté the mushrooms in 1 tablespoon of butter for 5 minutes and set aside.
  • Cover and cook the beef for 2 to 3 hours adding the mushroom the last 15 minutes.

    Plate the meat, slice and top with vegetables and Barolo wine sauce. If sauce is too thin, bring to a boil and simmer 5 to 10 more minutes.

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