Traditional regional recipes of the riviera


alouettes sans tete stuffed beef's meat



For 4 persons

200 grs of lean bacon

6 cloves of garlic

1 branch of parsley


12 pieces of meat cut 1 cm thick in the round of vein

olive oil

400 grs of potatoes

salt, pepper

For the sauce:

2 onions

1 box of peeled tomatoes

35cls of white wine of Provence


- 2 sheets of laurel

- 1 large spoonful of tomato puree

25cls of water

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Alouettes sans tete stuffed beef's meat

Cut the bacon into twenty pieces. Peel the garlic and wash the parsley, then chop them together. Mix them in a bowl with the bacon. Add salt, pepper and grated nutmeg. Store.

Flatten the pieces of beef, then cut them 3 cm long from the top to the bottom. Put a piece of the bacon with the seasoning on the bottom of the section of meat.

Roll the meat with the bacon and tie them up with cooking strings. Put the stuffed meat into a stewpan with a bit of olive oil. Start cooking the meat.

Peel and chop the onions and the peeled tomatoes. Add the onions, the peeled tomatoes, the rest of the seasoning, the white wine, thyme, laurel and the tomato puree in the stewpan. Season with salt and pepper, let it reduce. Pour 25 cl of water and let it cook for at least two hours.

Rectify the seasoning if necessary. Peel and wash the potatoes. Boil the potatoes in salted water for 30 mns. Drain and store the potatoes in a warm place.


Put 3 stuffed meat with vegetables in each plate. Pour the cooking juice in the plates. Serve immediately.

2 Reviews on the recipe

Alouettes sans tete stuffed beef's meat
Je rajoute des ccèpes secs et remplace le vin blanc par un bordeaux rouge et je lie la sauce en fin de cuisson. En accompagnement , une bonne polenta!!!
Evaluation : 5/5
Alouettes sans tete stuffed beef's meat
je fais la même recette sans vin blanc pour mes petits-enfants, je ne mets pas de noix muscade mais je rajoute dans la sauce tomate 2 feuilles de laurier et quelques fois
quelques olives noires
Evaluation : 5/5

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