This Is A Healthy And Flavorful Braciole Recipe
I first heard of Barciole on an episode of Everybody Loves Raymond. While the show was funny, this Braciole recipe is downright delicious! Even though there are quite a few ingredients it’s really simple to make. I always take the time to make the fresh tomato sauce because it tastes better and is healthier for you. I made a few healthier adjustments but you can find this original Barciole recipe here. Flank steak can be a little tough. Get your meat at a butcher and ask them to run it through there tenderizer. I have a tenderizer but nothing beats a butchers.
1/2 cup dried Flax meal
1 garlic clove, minced
2/3 cup grated Pecorino Romano
1/3 cup grated provolone
2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
4 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 (1 1/2-pound) flank steak
1 cup dry white wine
3 1/4 cups Simple Tomato Sauce, recipe follows, or store-bought marinara sauce
Simple Tomato Sauce:
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
2 (32-ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
4 to 6 Fresh basil leaves
2 dried Fresh bay leaves
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, Kerrygold is best
In a large casserole pot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and saute until soft and translucent, about 2 minutes. Add celery and carrot and season with salt and pepper. Saute until all the vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, basil, and bay leaves and reduce the heat to low. Cover the pot and simmer for 1 hour or until thick. Remove bay leaves and taste for seasoning. If sauce tastes too acidic, add unsalted butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, to round out the flavor.
Pour half the tomato sauce into the bowl of a food processor. Process until smooth. Continue with remaining tomato sauce.
If not using all the sauce, allow it to cool completely and then pour 1 to 2 cup portions into plastic freezer bags. Freeze for up to 6 months.
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