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Spezzatino of Beef with Potatoes and Onions

Course Beef
Cuisine Italian
Keyword beef, onions, potatoes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories 855 kcal


  • 3 pounds beef chuck 2 to 3 pounds cut into small cubes beef chuck
  • 1.5 yellow onion 1 1/2 large, peeled and thinly sliced yellow onion
  • 1 pound potatoes 1 pound peeled and cubed potatoes
  • 7 slices bacon 7ounces sliced and diced bacon
  • 28 ounces San Marzano tomatoes 1 28 ounces can of San Marzano tomatoes


  1. Preheat the oven to 350º

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Serve in the same dish.

Nutrition Facts
Spezzatino of Beef with Potatoes and Onions
Amount Per Serving
Calories 855 Calories from Fat 486
% Daily Value*
Fat 54g83%
Saturated Fat 22g138%
Cholesterol 260mg87%
Sodium 543mg24%
Potassium 1734mg50%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 73g146%
Vitamin A 60IU1%
Vitamin C 16mg19%
Calcium 101mg10%
Iron 11mg61%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.