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3 recipes with raw beef

Summer-saving recipes: the secret is fresh Italian meat

Summer is upon us, the days are increasingly sultry, hunger decreases but the desire to eat something delicious remains. When you don't feel like presenting the usual starter of cured meats or a nice platter of cured meats and cheeses, 100% Italian raw beef starters can transform into a complete and tasty meal to whet your appetite even when you're oppressed by the heat you really don't feel like cooking.

There are recipes that are really easy, quick to prepare, perfect for any occasion - sometimes even gourmet - which will not make you spend hours in front of the stove and which can also be prepared in advance to fully enjoy lunch or dinner in garden with friends. Let's discover together three dishes, prepared strictly with Italian meat and purchasable from your trusted online butcher, which will transform a summer meal into a stress-free experience! Also because, in this way, the hosts will not be forced to abandon their guests to run to the kitchen even just to make a grilled steak.

Obviously, when we talk about raw meat or cubed beef, a question always arises spontaneously; which meat to use for beef tartare? Simple, just choose the best Italian meat from your online butcher's shop, which comes from Italian cattle breeds raised in full respect of nature's times, to have healthy and genuine Italian meat.

Indian-style Italian meat tartare


  • 200 g of beef for tartare - minced meat or rump chopped with a knife
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 mint leaf
  • 1 sprig of marjoram
  • 1 sprig of thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 sprig of parsley
  • 1 pinch of cayenne pepper and hot pepper
  • Salt and Pepper To Taste
  • 1 teaspoon Curry
  • ½ tablespoon of pine nuts

Easy process

For one person, add the oil to a pan and cook over a low heat until you obtain a thick sauce, the 2 tomatoes removed from the skin and seeds with all the botanicals: bay leaf, thyme, garlic, marjoram, mint, cayenne pepper, spicy chili pepper, parsley, salt and pepper.

While cooking, crush the tomatoes to obtain a smooth sauce. Mix 1 teaspoon of curry and the finely chopped pine nuts. Finally, let it cool and mix everything with the Italian beef, serve at the table after leaving it in the fridge for a few minutes with some vegetables or rocket leaves on the side.

Beef carpaccio with mushrooms

Ingredients for 4 people

  • 400 g of fresh Italian rump or prime beef steaks
  • 2 tablespoons of wine vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tablespoon chopped thyme
  • ½ tablespoon chopped rosemary
  • gentle salad
  • 2 small red onions
  • 100 g of champignons
  • Salt and Pepper To Taste


Wash the meat, dry it with a clean cloth and place in the freezer for a few minutes. Then cut it into very thin slices, season with salt and pepper and arrange on serving plates. Now prepare the seasoning sauce with wine vinegar, oil, botanicals, salt and pepper and distribute over the slices of meat.

Wash the salad, cut it into strips and arrange it on the slices of meat. Peel the onions and chop them very finely. Clean the champignons and cut them into thin slices. Arrange the mushrooms on the salad leaves. Salt, pepper and sprinkle with the remaining seasoning and sliced ​​onions. Tasty, simple and effective.

Gourmet dish of truffled Italian raw meat

Ingredients for 4 people

  • 400 g of beef fillet cut into carpaccio
  • 100 g of mushrooms (Champignon or Porcini)
  • fresh truffle or truffle oil to taste
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 clove of minced garlic
  • Salt and Pepper To Taste

Super easy process

On a plate, arrange the beef, overlapping it slightly. In a bowl mix the oil, lemon juice, chopped garlic, salt and pepper. Sprinkle the Italian meat with the sauce and place it in the refrigerator for at least a couple of hours. When serving, cover with the chopped mushrooms and strips and the truffle slices (alternatively sprinkle with truffle oil).

The variant: if some of your guests don't like truffles, or if you prefer to serve a simpler recipe, you can replace it with very thin slices of Parmigiano Reggiano and serve the meat on a bed of fresh rocket.