Thursday, April 7, 2011

Chef Chuck's Italian Beef with Green Beans




Carne con i Fagiolini


Slowly cooked beef submerged in crushed tomatoes, and fresh green beans. Start this dish in the afternoon, and in a few hours you will have very tender beef. A heart warming dinner served with a side of creamy mashed potatoes.




Italian Beef with Green Beans


1 - 2 pounds bottom round beef
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves
1 large can crushed tomatoes
1/2 pound fresh green beans
2 teaspoons dry oregano
salt and pepper


Bring meat to room temperature, wash and cut in 1/2 inch slices. In a heavy cast iron pot simmer olive oil and garlic for about 2 or 3 minutes, remove garlic and discard. Season beef with salt and pepper, brown on both sides, add salt and pepper. Pour in crushed tomatoes, oregano, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer on low for 1 1/2 hours. Wash and cut off ends of green beans, cut in half add to sauce. Simmer an additional 1/2 hour.

6 comments:

  1. Italian comfort food. Nothing better than a good slice of beef now and again.

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  2. Hi Bridgett, I like that, now and again, for us meat lovers!!
    Thank you ;)

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  3. Hi chef Chuck! very Nice beef dish. Glad to see you accompanied with the mash potatoes just like mom always did. Green bean side is perfect too!! You're the best bro!! I love you!

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  4. Hey MsBhaven, You better, Be haven!!
    I like the sauce with the mash.
    Love you.

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