Medium 50 time 4 servings
06 May 2021

Beef in tomato sauce in a parmesan basket

main dishes


  • 4 oz grated parmesan
  • 21 oz beef steak
  • 28 oz San Marzano dell’Agro Sarnese – Nocerino DOP tomatoes
  • extra virgin olive oil, as needed
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • marjoram


Cut the beef into cubes and sear them in a frying pan in extra virgin olive oil. Season with salt.

Prepare a sauce con the extra virgin olive oil, garlic, San Marzano DOP tomatoes and marjoram. Season with salt and pepper.

Line an oven tray with baking paper.

With the help of a spoon, spread the parmesan on the tray in 4 circles of about 7-8 inches in diameter.

Cook them at 360°F for a few minutes until the edges of the parmesan wafers start to turn golden.  

When still warm and malleable, take a wafer with the baking paper and wrap it around a small round bowl to model it; press the cheese downwards with the back of a spoon to get the form you want; repeat for the other 3 wafers.  

Carefully extract the wafer.

Remove the baking paper.

When cool fill each wafer with the tomato sauce and cubes of beef.