Bollito Misto

Bollito Misto is a traditional Italian dish that consists of a variety of meats such as beef, pork, chicken, and sometimes veal, boiled in a flavorful broth and served with various condiments, such as mostarda, a sweet-spicy condiment made with fruits and mustard, or salsa verde, a sauce made with parsley, capers, and anchovies.


  • 2 lb beef (chuck, rump or round)
  • 2 lb pork (neck or shoulder)
  • 2 lb chicken or veal (optional)
  • 2 onions
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • Mostarda or salsa verde (for serving)


  1. In a large pot, bring to a boil about 12 quarts of water with the vegetables, garlic, bay leaves and a pinch of salt.
  2. Add the meats, and reduce the heat to a simmer.
  3. Let the meats cook for about 2-3 hours, or until they are tender.
  4. Remove the meats from the pot and let them rest for a few minutes before slicing.
  5. Serve hot with mostarda or salsa verde.

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