Spicy Italian Style Sauce

Italian style spicy stew

This Italian style tomato spicy stew reminds me of the sauce I used to eat my raviolis in when I was younger.

It is so easy to prepare. The secret is to let the meat cook, soften and gets the flavor of all the ingredients. Such a hearty recipe, and one of the favourite in our household! I hope you will enjoy it 🙂

I used a pressure cooker like this one on Amazon. But you can use a slow cooker or slow cook it in a classic deep pan. If you do, make sure to cook in very low heat to not burn the stew!

Spicy Italian Style Sauce

Tomato stew with carrots and celeri

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Servings 4 people


  • Pressure cooker


  • 600 gr Lamb shoulder or beef
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 4 Cloves of garlic
  • 1 can Chopped tomatoes
  • 2 Carrots
  • 2 Celeri stalks
  • 4 Shallots
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1 Red Chili
  • 1 tsp Hot paprika
  • 1 tsp Sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black ground pepper
  • 1 Beef stockpot


  • Cut the meat in medium pieces
  • Sear the meat on high heat on a pan and brown all the sides. Once done, place in the pressure cooker
  • Chop the carrots and celery in medium-size slices. Peel the shallot and cut them in two. Cut the garlic cloves in two as well. Add them to the pressure cooker
  • Add the paprika, the salt and pepper and the bay leaves
  • Set the pressure cooker on "stew" for one hour- if you don't have a pressure cooker, you can slow cook this for 6 to 8 hours.
  • The slower and longer it cooks, the softer the meat gets!
  • Enjoy this with rice, pasta or your favourites veggies!

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