Beef Braciole with Olives and Raisins
Anyone who grew up eating Sunday gravy, the tomato‐and‐meat sauce that simmers on the stove all day, probably knows beef braciola, too. This version, which is actually braciole (meaning the plural form), wraps thin slices of beef around a powerhouse filling of pimiento‐stuffed olives, raisins, and Parmigiano‐Reggiano. Braised in the oven, the beef gets tender while the sauce intensifies. Serve it over polenta or mashed potatoes to sop it all up.