Braciola (Braciole) With Tomato and Wine Sauce

"I cut this recipe out of the newspaper years ago. It is TERRIFIC, and I have never seen this recipe anywhere else."
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Ready In:
2hrs 30mins




  • Place steaks between waxed paper or plastic wrap- pound until very thin.
  • Cut steaks into serving size pieces (about 8), or you can roll the whole thing and tie with string (That's how I do it!) Combine garlic, crumbs, egg, bacon, 1 1/2 tsp oregano, cheese, parsley flakes, 1/2 tsp salt 1/8 teaspoons pepper, 1 tbs. olive oil.
  • Spoon equal amounts of this mixture on steaks.
  • Roll steak and tie with string, or secure with toothpicks.
  • Heat oil in skillet and brown rolls.
  • Transfer to oven proof casserole.
  • Add tomatoes, onion powder, 1 tsp oregano, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp black pepper.
  • Simmer, covered (or bake in 350 degree oven) for 1 1/2 hours.
  • Add water if necessary- Add wine and cook another 10 minute.
  • Serve with pasta.

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  1. This is a great tasting dish. I did add an onion when I browned the beef, was also a bit more generous with the cheese (only 1 extra tablespoon) and the last half hour of the cooking added cubed courgette, so I did not have to cook that seperately. As you suggested I served it with pasta (orzo) The recipe makes a good amount of sauce, I used what was left with a spaghetti dish two days later.
  2. Thanks, Nice recipe!
  3. this is my great grandmas recipe the only thing different i do is after you brown the roll you simmer in your sauce for 1 or 2 hours. this really brings all the flavors together. thanks for sharing.
  4. Thanks for a great recipe! Authentic Italian taste and much easier to make than expected--the rolls held together beautifully with toothpicks. Simple sauce, but very good and fresh tasting. We served with broccoli and pastina.
  5. Papergoddess prepared this a couple days ago. I must say was great, i used ham instead of the bacon, only because it was handy.Prepared as your per your instructions and mmmmmmmm. Used toothpics to secure and wala good eating . thanks again for posting.


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