Rating: 4.02 stars
65 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1

The leftover sauce from the beef can be tossed with pasta as a first course, and, for the second course, serve the beef with a vegetable.From the book "Lucinda's Rustic Italian Kitchen," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Wiley).

Mad Hungry, December 2010, Mad Hungry, December 2010

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Makes 4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and 2 teaspoons of the garlic in a small skillet over medium heat until it sizzles but does not brown, about 30 seconds. Stir in the breadcrumbs, remove from the heat, and set aside to cool. Stir in the Parmesan, parsley, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, 1/8 teaspoon of the black pepper, the red pepper flakes, and thyme.

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  • Lay the meat slices out side by side on a clean workspace. Sprinkle each slice with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper. Place a scant 1/4 cup filling over each meat slice, leaving a 1/4-inch border. Drizzle on olive oil and roll each piece up from the widest to narrowest end. Tie each piece with the string.

  • Place the remaining 3 tablespoons of the olive oil in a heavy-bottomed skillet over high heat. Just before the oil smokes, add the meat bundles. (Do not crowd the pan or the meat won't brown.) Working in batches if necessary, cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove the braciola from the pan and keep warm in the oven.

  • Reduce the heat to medium, stir in the onion and the remaining teaspoon of garlic, and cook, stirring for 1 minute. Pour in the wine or water, stirring to deglaze the pan, loosening all the brown bits on the bottom of the pan.

  • Add the tomatoes and bring to a boil. Return the beef to the pan, reduce the heat, and simmer, partially covered, for 1 hour. Remove the bundles from the pan, one at a time, snip off the string, and return to the pan. The dish may be made a couple of days ahead to this point, and the taste will improve. Serve as desired.

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Reviews (1)

65 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2018
This turned out wonderfully. It's been ages since I've made it, and I definitely need to try it with the chicken.