Braciole is a delicious Italian dish that is not very well known mainly due to the fact that it is very labor intensive to make. I have wanted to tackle the recipe for a while now and I started researching the various versions out there. None of the recipes sounded quite right to me so I ended up using them as inspiration to create my own recipe. I was so nervous making it today but it turned out great, better yet Tyler (the hubby) loved it.

Cabrielle’s Braciole

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2 lbs. chipped steak or the thinnest steak your butcher can cut you

¼ lb. thin sliced prosciutto

2 jars Classico Tomato Sauce (I used one Tomato Basil and one Roasted Garlic)

Filling:

16 oz. mozzarella

½ cup fresh grated parmesan

½ cup fresh grated pecorino romano

1 cup fresh parsley chopped

½ cup pine nuts

1 ½ teaspoon oregano

1 ½ teaspoon basil

1 ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 tablespoon minced onions

¼ cup Italian bread crumbs

Combine all the filling ingredients in a bowl, mix with your fingers until it reaches the consistency shown below.

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Now comes the fun part, making the rolls. Spread a piece of thin steak, layer one piece of thin prosciutto and then layer the cheese filling.

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Roll the steak slowly, starting from the smaller end, secure the roll with butchers twine as show below.

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The meat then needs to be browned in a skillet with olive oil. Only cook it long enough to brown the outside of the meat and seal in the filling.

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Then cover the meat mixture with the sauce in an oven safe dish, cover and bake at 325° for two hours. Ensure you turn the meat rolls every thirty minutes.

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Here is the final result, a delicious plate of tender and mouthwatering food.  I suggest serving it with either pasta or a side salad.

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