3poundsbeef chuck2 to 3 pounds cut into small cubes beef chuck
1.5yellow onion1 1/2 large, peeled and thinly sliced yellow onion
1poundpotatoes1 pound peeled and cubed potatoes
7slicesbacon7ounces sliced and diced bacon
28ouncesSan Marzano tomatoes1 28 ounces can of San Marzano tomatoes
Preheat the oven to 350º
In a large gratin dish or pan, cover the bottom with olive oil. Add one layer of the onion slices. In top of that add the beef cubes, making sure that they are all the same size. Salt and pepper the meat. Another layer of potatoes and cover it all with the bacon. Add the can of tomatoes and the basil leaves. Lightly salt and put in the oven for 1 ½ hour.
Make sure that during cooking the juices are not drying up to much. If it becomes dry add couple of tablespoons of water to it, or wine.