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Brasato al Barbera

Brasato al Barbera is a typical dish of Piedmontese cuisine. This recipe involves a very full-bodied wine from the Monferrato area: Barbera d’Asti Superiore. This meal is full of flavors and pairs perfectly with Barbera d’Asti Docg Superiore Bricco Paradiso from Il Falchetto (wine available at SAQ)


  • 1.2 kg of cut beef
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 bottle of Barbera d’Asti Superiore DOCG
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • cinnamon
  • salt
  • pepper,
  • extra virgin olive oil.


In a large bowl, marinate the meat with the chopped vegetables, wine and spices.

Let marinate for 12 hours in a cool place. After this time, remove the meat and dry it with paper towels and then brown it over high heat for about 10 minutes in a large saucepan with a drizzle of oil. Cook the meat on each side. Then add the marinade and cook for 3 hours, this time on low heat, with a lid.

Once cooked, remove the braised meat from the sauce, remove the spices and herbs and blend the vegetables with a mixer. Let the meat cool and then slice it and serve it with the Barbera sauce.