Cook1 hr 30 mins
Recipe courtesy of the Food Network. Even my Italian Dad was proud.
Make and share this Braised Braciole recipe from Food.com.
- 2 cups cubed day-old Italian bread
- 1 cup milk
- 1⁄2 cup chopped Italian parsley
- 1⁄2 cup grated romano cheese
- 4 garlic cloves, slivered
- 1⁄2 lb capicola, diced
- 1⁄2 cup pine nuts, toasted
- 1⁄2 cup raisins, soaked in warm water to rehydrate then drained
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
- olive oil
- 4 lbs veal, breast (alternatively may use beef top round)
- 4 hard-boiled eggs, shelled and quartered
- 1 cup red wine, for braising (optional)
- tomato sauce, for braising (optional)
- Prepare the bread stuffing by soaking the bread in milk for 5 minutes. Squeeze out the excess milk with your hands then put the bread in a clean mixing bowl. Add parsley, cheese, garlic, copacola, pine nuts, and raisins. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil to moisten and mix thoroughly.
- Set the veal on a piece of plastic wrap. Make a deep slice along the veal breast and fan open like a book. Lay another piece of plastic wrap on top. Using the smooth side of a mallet, gently flatten the veal until it's about 1/2-inch thick; take care not to tear. Discard the top sheet of plastic wrap; rub the surface with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Spread the stuffing evenly over the meat, leaving a 1-inch border all around. Place the eggs lengthwise down the center of the meat and roll up like a jellyroll log, using the plastic wrap as support. Tie the roll with kitchen string to secure.
- Heat olive oil over medium heat in a Dutch oven or roasting pan. Brown the stuffed veal roast well on all sides. Cover with foil and bake in a preheated 375 degree F oven for 1 hour.
- Alternatively, deglaze with red wine, then pour tomato sauce on top to cover the braciole. Cover the pan and gently simmer for about 1 hour until tender.
- To serve, remove the strings from the veal bundle and cut into 1-inch slices. Arrange on a serving platter, with or without sauce.