Vitel Tonne’

My mom has been making this for me in the summer time ever since I was a little kid. It was my favorite way of eating beef!

Yesterday here, despite the rain, it was oppressively, humid hot! It was so hot and sticky that after my pole dancing practice I had sweat running all over my body…GROSS!

Back to the Vitel Tonne’, it is a perfect idea for a hot summer meal or as something to offer your guests during a party, as it is served cold and you can conveniently prepare it several hours ahead of time.

Make this! Trust me you wont regret it.

Ingredients (serves 8):

  • 1 kg of silver-side beef
  • 1 cup chopped carrot
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tbsp rosemary
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 big hard boiled eggs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 100 g tuna in can
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 1 tsp cloves

In a high pot combine the silver-side beef, chopped carrot, celery, onion, rosemary and cloves

Pour in  the wine

and about 1 l of water

about 2 tsp of salt and cook in a pressure cook for about 20 min. If you don’t have a pressure cook just let simmer the meat for about 1h30 min

When the meat is cooked and tender, let it cool down, then cut it into thin slices

Meanwhile combine tuna


chopped hard boiled eggs, pour in the olive oil

and add about 1 cup of the broth you cooked the meat in and with a blender mash all the ingredients together

until you get a smooth cream

Move the slices of beef on a serving plate

spread the sauce on top

and decorate with a few capers.

Refrigerate for a couple of hours before serving


One serving provides:

  • Calories: 321
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.5 g
  • Protein: 43 g




About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.