1.2 kg of beef in one piece
2 tablespoon flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 large onions
3 cloves of garlic
2 tablespoons tomato concentrate
5 anchovy fillets in olive oil
250 ml beef stock
250 ml of red wine
250 ml of water
1 tablespoon chopped rosemary leaves
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons chopped parsley for serving pasta
Preparation of this is not very complicated, it is actually easy but will take more time. Whole preparation and making it will take about 3 hours because of long time for cooking meat.
1. First step is to prepare the meat, chop it into cubes and place it in a bag. Get a bowl, mix inside flour, salt and pepper. Add it to the bag and mix it with beef until it is all covered. Heat a deep pot with oil. Once it is heated, add part of the meat (not all at once, split it in 3-4 parts). Allow meat to brown on all sides and then remove it from the pot. Repeat this process until you fry all the meat.
2. Now, reduce the heat to half and add a bit of oil if needed and fry chopped onion until it is tender. Once onion is done, add chopped garlic, anchovies and tomato paste. Stream it well with wooden spoon for a few minutes. When anchovies are melted, add beef stock, red wine and water. Stir everything until everything that was caught on the bottom is scrubbed. Now, return meat to the pot. Add remaining spices, chopped rosemary leaves and add balsamic vinegar. Stir everything well. Cover the pot and let it cook for about 2 hours or more (more you cook it, meat will be softer and more flavor). Once the meat is soft and cooked, try it and season it if needed with salt and pepper.
Cook the pasta in another pot and serve everything with sprinkled parsley.
Cooking in the oven:
Since you may also prepare this meal in the oven, you can once the meat is done like in step one of the preparation, put it in ovenproof dish with a lid and bake it for two hours at 160 degree Celsius. After it is done, season it with salt and pepper.