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.

Italian Fried Steak with Roasted Pepper Pesto

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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

Beef-Sweet Pepper Calzones

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Stuffed pizza pockets are a cinch to make when you employ refrigerated dough. Feel free to go wild with the fillings!

Baked Ravioli

Family Circle

Beef up refrigerated cheese ravioli! Mix the pasta with ground meat, marinara and more cheese for one crowd-pleasing casserole.

Short Ribs Arrabbiata over Polenta

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Beef Brisket with Roasted Grapes

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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.

Italian Burgers

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Polenta with Ground Beef Ragout

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Sliced polenta on the bottom and a spoonful of pesto or olive tapenade on top add a gourmet angle to this slow-simmered beef recipe.

Italian Pot Roast

Midwest Living

Goes with Beef and Olive Calzones. Although both cook tender and flavorful, consider choosing fennel over celery to add delicate flavor and a hint of licoricelike interest.

Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Meatballs

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Easy Slow-Roasted Beef Tenderloin

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

Beef and Carrot Ragu

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Choose the red wine option in this slow cooker recipe for even more rich, deep flavor.

Italian Pepper-Steak Heroes

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Add a slice of provolone or a spoonful of Cheese Whiz to make a DIY Philly Cheese Steak sandwich!

Tuscan Bean Soup with Spinach

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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.

Steak and Vegetable Braciole

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Italian Pot Roast

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Italian-Style Slow Cooker Meat Loaf

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Tomatoes, parsely and feta cheese add Italian flair to this slow cooker beef and lamb meat loaf.

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