Italian Beef Dishes

Beef arrived in Italy after World War II, but it's been embraced by the sauces and vegetables dominant in Italian cuisine. Beef makes a great addition to lasagnas and pasta sauces, and it's often slow-cooked with Italian spices.

See Popular Italian Beef Dishes Recipes

Grilled Marrow Bones with Rosemary-Lemon Bruschetta

Food & Wine

Chris Cosentino uses the phrase God's butter to describe rich, decadent bone marrow. Here he serves it alongside grilled toasts rubbed with rosemary and lemon. For a more potent herbal flavor, singe the rosemary sprigs on the grill for a few moments before rubbing the toasts.

Total: 40 mins

Saucy Italian Steak

Betty Crocker

It's Italian night! Beef is slowly oven-baked in Italian sauce for optimum tenderness and delicious flavor.

Total: 1 hr 45 mins

Picnic Tart

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Total: 1 hr 35 mins

Butcher's Ragu with Fusilli

Food & Wine

At Eataly's pasta and pizza counter, Mario Batali's team serves three different pasta shapes with a choice of about five different sauces ("made by some crazy dudes," says Batali). For the first time ever, he's going to let his customers match the sauce with the pasta shape. This sauce, an ever-so-slightly creamy ragu made with ground beef, pancetta and ham, is flavored with tomato paste instead of canned tomatoes.

Total: 2 hrs 20 mins

Italian Fried Steak with Roasted Pepper Pesto

Better Homes and Gardens

Roasted red peppers lend a phenomenal smoky-sweet flavor to this succulent fried steak. Sharp Romano cheese and peppery fresh basil add brightness and life, recreating the classic Italian flavors everybody loves. Serve alongside a fresh salad or overtop crisp, steamed green beans, dressed in olive oil and garlic.

Total: 30 mins

Penne alla Bolognese

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Total: 2 hrs 7 mins

Manicotti Bolognese

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Total: 1 hr 5 mins

Creamy Pesto-Stuffed Shells

Philadelphia Cooking Cream
Total: 1 hr

Italian Burgers

Family Circle

Easy Lasagna Skillet

Philadelphia Cooking Cream
Total: 48 mins

Easy Slow-Roasted Beef Tenderloin

Better Homes and Gardens

Roasting beef over a bed of fresh herbs, like the sprigs of rosemary, oregano, and thyme in this recipe, infuses the meat with fragrance.

Tuscan Bean Soup with Spinach

Better Homes and Gardens

Simmering both beef and ham shanks with beans and vegetables gives this soup its rich, bold flavors. Make ahead so you can come home to a gratifying soup supper during a busy week.

Short Ribs Arrabbiata over Polenta

Better Homes and Gardens

Beef Brisket with Roasted Grapes

Better Homes and Gardens

For the most tender brisket, all you need is a little patience. Slow-braise the meat ahead of time, then refrigerate overnight to blend the flavors. Carrots and pearl onions add even more flavor.

Total: 45 mins

Italian Pot Roast

Better Homes and Gardens
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