Braciole – Rolled Stuffed Steak in Tomato Sauce and A New Feature

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Now let’s get to the food…

Looking for a change to spaghetti and meatballs?   How about a tender slow cooked stuffed steak that is braised in tomato sauce?   And is made in the slow cooker?  Braciole is the answer.

Braciole is an Italian dish, steak stuffed and slowly braised all day in a tomato sauce.  It is traditionally made with a flank steak.  I find flank steak to be quite an expensive cut of meat around here (northeast), so I used top round as it is much more accessible and inexpensive.  It also can be cut and rolled into individual servings, but making one big steak is such a time saver.

First prepare stuffing by sauteing onion and garlic in 2 tablespoons olive oil until softened.  Add spinach.  Once spinach has wilted, add parsley, breadcrumbs and cheese.  Salt and Pepper to taste.  Set aside.

Get out your frustrations and pound that steak until thin.  O.k., you could just get it sliced thinner at the market, but it wouldn’t be nearly as therapeutic.  Salt and Pepper on both sides.

Braciole-Rolled Steak in Tomato Sauce

Trim off excess fat if necessary, and place the stuffing down the middle.

Braciole-5 Stuffed Steak in Tomato Sauce at The Well Floured Kitchen

Tie it up nice and tight with some kitchen twine.  3 or 4 knots should hold it together.

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Sear in olive oil in a skillet large enough to hold your steak (or close enough), until nicely browned on all sides.

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Deglaze the pan with 1/4 cup of water, scraping up all the delicious bits.  Add to slow cooker with tomatoes and steak.  I cooked it for 6 hours on high.

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Carefully remove the kitchen strings and slice.  It will likely fall apart a bit as you cut, taste a few of those shredded bits.  Quality control, you know.   Serve up this tender deliciousness over your favorite cut of pasta.

 

Braciole – Rolled Stuffed Steak in Tomato Sauce

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 6 hours

Yield: 4-6 Servings

Braciole – Rolled Stuffed Steak in Tomato Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1.25 Lbs. Top Round or Flank Steak
  • 2 28oz Cans or Boxes of Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1 Cup Spinach, Chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. Parsley, Chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Breadcrumbs
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, Minced
  • 1 Onion, Diced Small.
  • 1/4 Cup Pecorino Romano Cheese, Grated
  • 4 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • Salt and Fresh Ground Pepper

Instructions

  1. Saute onions and garlic in 2 tablespoons of olive oil until softened. Add spinach, cook until wilted. Add parsley, breadcrumbs and cheese, season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Pound steak until approximately 1/4 to 1/3 inch thin. Season with salt and pepper on both sides. Add stuffing down the middle of steak. Roll around stuffing and tie steak in 3 to 4 spots with kitchen twine.
  3. Sear Steak on all sides in a large skillet with the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil. Remove steak and deglaze pan with 1/4 cup of water, scraping up all the browned bits. Add the deglazing liquid, tomatoes, and steak to the slow cooker.
  4. Cook on high for 6 hours. Serve over your favorite pasta.
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