Buddy Valastro's Braciole

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 3:00 AM, April 18, 2013

Aired April 18, 2013

Serves 2 pieces
2 thin slices beef round cut for braciole, about 8 ounces each
Kosher salt
3 large garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup homemade breadcrumbs
1/4 cup finely grated Pecorino Romano
1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil (if not cooking in Sunday Gravy)

Lay the beef between layers of plastic wrap and pound gently with a meat mallet until about 1/4-inch thick. Remove the plastic and lightly salt the top. Top each piece of meat with garlic, breadcrumbs, Pecorino, parsley and a few grinds of black pepper. Fold in the short sides of the beef, then the bottom, followed by the top, to enclose and create a long bundle. Secure the meat with toothpicks or butchers twine.

You can cook the braciole in Sunday Gravy or heat the olive oil in a wide, heavy pan until it is shimmering, almost smoking. Add the braciole without crowding and cook, turning them with tongs or a wooden spoon, until nicely seared on the outside and cooked through, about 10 minutes.

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