Gosh it's chilly.... but it is still Mediterranean week. So we are in Italy today.
This is braised beef in the style that my Mother-in-law Mafalda made, and showed me how to get the right flavour.
1) onion garlic and celery are your aromatics.
2) after browning the meat add white wine, boil it away, then add milk, and boil most of that away, and then add your tomatoes. You won't need sugar as the milk sugars will temper the acidity of the tomatoes.
I also added a chopped red pepper and finished cooking in the pressure cooker for 20 mins before taking the top off and reducing in the open pan.
3) finish off with gremolata- chopped parsley, lemon zest and raw garlic.
Pungent and fragrant and I love it :)