Beef Stew - Spezzatino Di Manzo
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Beef Stew – Spezzatino Di Manzo

A deliciously rich and hearty beef stew, that can be prepared in no time at all.

Categories: Meat, Pesto

Serves: 4 Preparation time: 20 mins Cooking time: 20 mins



  • 2 tbsp Filippo Berio Mild & Light Olive Oil
  • 150g pancetta cubes
  • 1 red onion, peeled and sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 500g butternut squash and sweet potato mix, peeled & diced
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 500ml beef stock
  • 3 tbsp Filippo Berio Sun Dried Tomato Pesto
  • 1 x 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 450g sirloin steak
  • 2 tbsp flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped


  1. Heat 1 tbsp of Filippo Berio Mild & Light Olive Oil in a large deep sided frying pan
  2. Add the pancetta and cook for 2-3 minutes over a low heat, until golden
  3. Add the onion, garlic, butternut squash, sweet potato and thyme and cook for a further 4-5 minutes
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the cornflour and 2 tbsp of cold stock
  5. Add the Filippo Berio Sun Dried Tomato Pesto, chopped tomatoes and remaining stock to the pancetta and butternut squash mixture
  6. Stir in the cornflour and cook for 10 minutes over a low heat until the sauce thickens.
  7. Meanwhile, heat a large frying pan and rub the steaks with the remaining oil
  8. When the pan is hot, cook the steaks for 1 minute each side. Remove and allow resting for 2-3 minutes.
  9. Slice the steak into 2cm slices and add to the sauce
  10. Simmer for 10 minutes
  11. Scatter over the flat leaf parsley and serve with mashed potato or soft polenta

Cooks tips

This recipe will work just as well with parsnips, carrots or other root vegetables.

Cook with:

Sundried Tomato Pesto

Made with 40.2% delicious sundried tomatoes, fresh Ligurian basil, Grana Padano cheese, cashew nuts and Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Simply stir our sundried tomato pesto into pasta for a convenient and delicious meal. Or why not top with grated cheese and grill for a richer flavour.

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