Il Bollito

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Boiled beef

  • 4 servings



  1. Fill a large pan with cold salted water, add the bones and the vegetables (1 tbsp pesto sauce can be added as well according to your taste).
  2. Boil for approx. 1 hour, then add the meat and cook for 2 hours.
  3. Don't forget to skim the stock from time to time.
  4. Serve the meat with mustard or typical sauces.
  5. The "bollito" is one of the most favourite dishes in Lombardy and was often enjoyed in the past at lunch.
  6. The meats vary according to the season: beef and capons were enjoyed during wintertime and the ones who could afford it enjoyed this dish also during springtime.