Stracotta means over cooked in Italian. Low and slow. Some recipes use a whole roast and then slice the cooked meat and some use cubed beef. I prefer the cubed beef. I made it in the slow cooker this time instead of the oven. This is such an amazing dish. I once again omitted the flour and tomato paste and used some jarred tomato sauce. I made a pesto parmesan mashed potato and topped it with chopped parsley, basil and grated lemon zest. About that Stracotto: Italian for Very, Very Slow-Cooked, Sublime Stew – Forktales (

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