Veal Stew a la Vi

Vincenza Cappuccio Conte was my mother in law. She's been gone for a long time. She was an excellent cook. She made this dish while I was dating my husband. I wondered how did she get that veal so tender. 

I never got to see her prepare it, so I guesstimated, and it turned out just like hers. I did tweak it, but in a good way. This is what you'll need:

1.5 lb veal stew meat

Flour for dredging

Salt and pepper to taste

2 cups tomato puree

1 cup any wine

2-3 cloves garlic, sliced

1/4 cup Fresh parsley, chopped

Olive oil

10 oz box frozen peas


Dredge pieces of veal in flour. Tap to remove excess

In large saucepan, brown garlic in 2 TBS Olive oil until golden. Remove the garlic and discard.

Add the dredged pieces of veal into the heated oil. Brown on all sides. Add the wine. Let the wine evaporate, then add the tomatoes in puree, parsley, salt and pepper.

Let simmer for approximately 20 minutes, or until the veal is fork tender.

Add peas, let cook for additional 10 minutes longer.

You can serve with mashed potatoes, noodles or rice.


Vincenza Cappuccio Conte

Vincenza Cappuccio Conte


24.11.2020 18:59

Vivian Cappuccio

Oh wow. This is my aunt. I remember when you were dating my cousin. I was very young and I remember you were very pretty and kind. We lost touch so long ago. Hope everyone is well.

24.11.2020 19:18

Jan Conte

Oh Vivian, how wonderful to hear from you. I remember coming to your house for coffee. You were so shy and adorable. We live in Georgia now. So many years ago. Where do you live? You can email me.❤