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    Zrazy Zawijane (polish Beef Roulade in Sour Cream Sauce)

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    1 hr 30 mins

    10 mins

    1 hr 20 mins

    littleturtle's Note:

    Pronounced ZRAH-zih zah-vee-YAH-neh. Also called bitki (BEET-kee). A favorite dish of the Old Polish nobility that has remained popular to this day throughout Eastern Europe; quite similar to rouladen served just across the border in Germany. Zrazy is a generic name for meat rolled around any of a variety of fillings, browned and braised until tender. This recipe is for thin slices of steak spread with mustard and filled with a bread, onion, and mushroom stuffing. Traditionally served with boiled rice or kasza (buckwheat) topped with extra sauce, but also great with potato dumplings and steamed asparagus.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350°F.
    2. 2
      In a heavy skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter with 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat.
    3. 3
      Saute the mushrooms and onions until the liquid in the pan starts to evaporate (8-10 minutes) (Do NOT let the mushrooms brown).
    4. 4
      Stir in the bread crumbs and half of the salt and pepper; remove from heat.
    5. 5
      Cut the steak into 8 rectangular pieces 3-4" wide by 6-8" long, sprinkle both sides evenly with remaining salt and pepper.
    6. 6
      Spread a thin layer of the mustard on each slice of beef, and place 1/8 of the stuffing on the shorter end of each piece of steak.
    7. 7
      Roll the steaks into cyclinders, enclosing the stuffing, and tuck in the sides; secure each end with kitchen cord.
    8. 8
      Roll the zrazy in flour and vigorously shake off any excess.
    9. 9
      In a heavy skillet, melt remaining butter with oil over high heat, and brown the rolls, turning them often so they evenly turn a rich golden brown without burning (about 15 minutes).
    10. 10
      As they brown transfer them to a casserole dish large enough to hold them all in a single layer.
    11. 11
      Pour off all but a thin layer of fat from the skillet and replace it with the beef stock.
    12. 12
      Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly (scraping the bottom and sides of the pan).
    13. 13
      Pour the broth over the rolls and cover tightly.
    14. 14
      Braise in the oven until the meat is so tender that it gives no resistance when pierced with the tip of a skewer or knife (45 minutes).
    15. 15
      Remove the zrazy from the casserole dish, cut the cord off and cover with tin foil to keep the rolls warm while you make the sauce.
    16. 16
      Skim off and discard as much of the fat as possible from the liquid remaining in the casserole dish.
    17. 17
      Return to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly.
    18. 18
      Remove from heat, and mix in the sour cream.
    19. 19
      Season to taste and serve over zrazy.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 13, 2009

      55

      This was soooo yummy! My husband loves brasiole, so I thought he'd love this, too... similar cooking technique, just different sauce. I was right! But he loves this more!

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    • on May 02, 2006

      55

      This is such a great authentic Polish dish. So good!

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    • on May 02, 2010

      45

      Extremely tasty but little bit fiddly to assemble. The meat was tender and the filling quite flavorful.

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    Nutritional Facts for Zrazy Zawijane (polish Beef Roulade in Sour Cream Sauce)

    Serving Size: 1 (656 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 788.8
     
    Calories from Fat 461
    58%
    Total Fat 51.2 g
    78%
    Saturated Fat 22.1 g
    110%
    Cholesterol 214.6 mg
    71%
    Sodium 1029.5 mg
    42%
    Total Carbohydrate 24.1 g
    8%
    Dietary Fiber 4.1 g
    16%
    Sugars 9.9 g
    39%
    Protein 59.2 g
    118%

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