Braciole is the perfect steak and egg meal. Thinly sliced steak is rolled around a hard boiled egg and meat filling. Did this just excite my Paleo and protein rich diet readers? It should.
This was one of my favorite Maltese dishes to eat as a kid. Finally at the age of 37, I have decided to learn how to make it. My mom came from a visit and I asked her to make these for me. I took pictures along the way so that I could share the recipe with you.
If any of you are meal preppers and into #tupplife you will love this. It’s already portioned. Just fill your container with this and some greens and you are good to go.
If you aren’t staying away from carbs this does pair nicely with a serving of spaghetti. Roasted potatoes also are a great match.
Here we go, braciole!
First saute your garlic and onions in olive oil. Begin with this steps so that you can divide it in half once it is browned. Set the two equal portions to the side. We will get back to them. Read entire recipe before making this. Also hard boil two eggs and set them aside.
Now for the meat. This is 1/3 loose sausage, 1/3 beef, 1/3 pork.
To this you will add your hard boiled eggs. Chop them up first. Add fresh parsley, dried thyme and Parmesan cheese. Also add half of the garlic and onion mixture that you set aside earlier. Add in 2 beaten eggs as a binder. Salt and pepper to taste.
Now you will spoon some of the mixture on a cut of flank steak. Roll it up and pierce it with a skewer.
Dredge the rolls in flour and brown lightly in a pan of olive oil.
At this point you can bake them in a 350 degree oven for 40 minutes or until done. BUT YOU MAY WANT TO CONTINUE. Braciole is traditionally serves with sauce in my family. It is super fast to make and it keeps the braciole moist while it bakes in the oven.
So if your are continuing, once you have them lightly browned set them aside.
To the same pan that you just browned them add 4 chopped tomatoes, and the rest of the mixture from earlier.
Now add 3/4 cup of white wine. I used a savignon blanc.
And add just 1 tbs of butter to make it richer. You can leave this step out.
Now arrange the braciole in a baking dish and pour this over top and bake.
Once out it looks like this!
And inside they look like this.
- 10 slices of thin sirloin steak
- 2 hard boiled eggs chopped
- 1/3 lb ground pork
- 1/3 lb ground beef
- 1/3 lb loose sausage
- 1 sliced white onion
- 3 cloves garlic chopped
- 1/2 cup fresh parsley
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
- flour for dredging
- 10 skewers/toothpicks
- for the sauce
- 4 chopped fresh tomatoes
- the other half of the sauteed garlic and onion mixture
- 3/4 cup white wine ( I use sauvignon blanc)
- 1 tbs butter
- If you are using the sauce recipe as well you will saute the whole onion and all of the garlic. If not using the sauce recipe just saute half of a white onion and 2 cloves of garlic.
- Saute garlic and onion.
- hard boil 2 eggs and then chop and set aside.
- In a bowl combine the ground meats. Add in hard boiled eggs, sauteed garlic and onion, parsley, thyme, Parmesan cheese.
- Spoon mixture onto sliced steak and roll. Fasten together with a toothpick.
- Dredge rolls in flour and brown in pan of olive oil. Lay in baking dish. You can bake at this point. 350 for 40 minutes. Watch them as ovens vary. They may need more or less time. If you plan to cook with the sauce that keeps them more moist do not bake yet. Just set aside the baking dish of arranged braciole.
- For the sauce
- Using the pan that you just browned the braciole in saute the 4 chopped tomatoes. Add the rest of the onion and garlic mixture from earlier. Pour in the wine. Once this is combined and the alcohol in the wine has cooked out, spoon this over the braciole. Now bake for 40 minutes at 350.