Lesso in francesina

Lesso in Francesina – A Traditional Italian Recipe

Lesso in francesinaBoiled beef with onions

Ingredients (serves 4):

For the Francesina sauce:

• 1 kg onion, thinly sliced
• 1 carrot, finely chopped
• 1 celery stalk
• 4 tomatoes, diced


In a saucepan, sautè the onions, carrot and celery. Add the tomatoes. Salt and pepper to taste and
cook for 15 minutes.

For the boiled meat:

• 800 g beef
• 1 carrot
• 1 onion
• 1 celery stalk


Simmer the meat for 2-3 hours. When the meat is ready, dice it and place it in the saucepan with the Francesina sauce. Cover with stock and simmer gently for a further 20 minutes until the stock is reduced.
** Any leftovers can also be served on hot toasted bread or used as a pasta sauce.**


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