Beef Braciole

"Posted by request. Every Italian family has their own version of this dish. My grandmother made it with a simple garlic/cheese "stuffing", which is the same way I still make it. It can be served as a main course or as part of the "meat course" along with the meatballs, sausage, etc."
photo by Kim D. photo by Kim D.
photo by Kim D.
Ready In:
1hr 20mins
1 Braciole




  • Using a very sharp knife,"butterfly" the steak (or have the butcher do it).
  • Pound the steak with a meat mallet until its about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Lightly season the meat with salt and pepper.
  • Spread the minced garlic, minced parsley and cheese evenly over one side of the meat, to within a 1/4 inch of the edges.
  • Starting with the long edge, tightly roll the meat up (like for a jelly roll).
  • Tie the rolled meat tightly every few inches along the length of the roll, with the cord (make sure the ends of the roll are tied well).
  • Heat olive oil in a heavy frying pan, add braciole and onion.
  • Fry the meat, turning it frequently until evenly browned.
  • Add the browned braciole to the pot of simmering tomato sauce to finish cooking (about 45 minutes).
  • To serve, remove the cords and slice the braciole into 1 inch slices.
  • Spoon some sauce over the slices.

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  1. soccermom018
    Delicious!!This was easy to make and my family loved it. I will make it again for sure. Thanks for sharing.
  2. Annas_Mom_Erin
    this was delicious. I was getting sick of spaghetti which is what my picky DH loves most so I tried this for a little difference and it was a big hit! I cooked it on low in my crockpot and it was fork tender! Thanks dee!
  3. Take a Letter Maria
    Excellent made almost as written except added a little fresh basil. Also I browned the meat set it aside and made the sauce in the pan that I had used to brown the meat, to get all the brown bits of goodness in my sauce. Thank you for the excellent recipe.
    This is how my grandmom always made this. I tried it recently (forgot to post review till now sorry) and got the same flavor!
  5. Kim D.
    This was really good! I followed the directions exactly and won't change a thing. Thanks Dee514!


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