Beef Braciole, or Braciola, is a classic, hearty Italian-American dish, perfect for a cozy winter night or a special Sunday dinner. This southern Italian specialty involves thin slices of beef stuffed with flavorful ingredients like prosciutto, pecorino cheese, garlic, and herbs, then slowly simmered in a rich tomato sauce.
To start, prepare the filling by whisking together breadcrumbs, Parmesan, parsley, basil, and pepper in a bowl. Then, lay out the beef slices and place a layer of the filling on each, adding prosciutto, pine nuts, and grated Pecorino Romano cheese. Roll up the beef slices and secure them with toothpicks or butcher’s twine.
Next, heat olive oil in a large pan and sear the beef rolls until they are golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. After searing, add white wine to the pan and let it cook for a few minutes before pouring in the tomato sauce. Cover the pan and let the Braciole simmer on low heat for about an hour. Once cooked, remove the toothpicks or twine, slice, and serve.
Beef Braciole is not only delicious but also a symbol of Italian comfort food at its finest. For an authentic experience, toss the incredible tomato sauce with pasta and serve the Braciole alongside your favorite sides.
Discover more about this delectable dish from various chefs and their unique twists on the recipe by visiting their websites:
The Italian Chef
From A Chef’s Kitchen
Chef Billy Parisi
Inside The Rustic Kitchen
Valerie Bertinelli at Food Network
Giada De Laurentiis at Food Network
Chef John’s Beef Braciole at Allrecipes