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Beef Barola

Spice Islands®

Beef Barola


  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes

6 to 8 servings


2 tablespoons Mazola® Pure Olive Oil

1 cup chopped onion

2/3 cup chopped celery

1/2 cup sliced carrots

2-1/2 to 3 pounds beef chuck roast

3 cups Barola OR Barberesco wine (or other full bodied Italian red wine)

1 tablespoon Spice Islands® Minced Garlic

1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Rosemary

1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® Thyme

1 Spice Islands® Bay Leaves

Freshly ground Spice Islands® Sea Salt Adjustable Grinder

and Spice Islands® Black Pepper Adjustable Grinder

Generous shaving Spice Islands® Whole Nutmeg


Heat oil in a large stock pot over medium-high heat. Add onions, celery and carrots. Sauté for 5 to 7 minutes. Move vegetables to the sides; brown all sides of chuck roast. Add wine, garlic, thyme, rosemary, bay leaf, salt and pepper.

Cover and simmer 2-1/2 to 3 hours, until meat is fork tender.

Place roast on serving platter; cover and keep warm. Puree vegetables and cooking liquid in a blender until smooth. Season with additional salt and pepper, if necessary. Add freshly ground nutmeg.  Serve with the roast.

Recipe note:  For a thicker pan sauce, dissolve 1 tablespoon corn starch in 2 tablespoons cold water.  Return pureed juices to pan and add corn starch mixture.  Bring to a boil and heat for 1 minute. 

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