Braciole (steak Rolls) By Sallye

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Braciole (bra-CHOH-lah) is an Italian word that means steak. This is a very tasty dish using round steak, with very little effort.

Serve it with mashed potatoes or jasmine rice and a side vegetable.



★★★★★ 2 votes

15 Min
5 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


  • 2-1/2 lb
    beef round steak, boneless
  • 1/2 to 1 lb
    italian sausage
  • 1/3 bunch
    cilantro, fresh
  • 1/4 c
    grated parmesan or italian blend cheese
  • 1 clove
  • 1 tsp
    italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1 large
    white onion
  • 2 large
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 can(s)
    hunts fire roasted diced tomatoes (15 oz)
  • 1 can(s)
    hunts tomato paste (6 oz)
  • 1-1/2 c
    dry red wine
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • 2
    celery ribs



  1. Turn crockpot on to high

    Peel onions and carrots and cut into quarters

    Cut celery ribs into 3 equal pieces

    Place onion, carrots, and celery in food processor and pulse until finely diced

    Set aside
  2. Trim all fat from steak and cut meat into 8 equal pieces

    Using wooden mallet pound pieces until very thin

    Set aside
  3. Remove casing from Italian sausage and break up into a medium sized mixing bowl

    Peel garlic clove and smash

    Add cilantro, cheese, garlic, Italian seasoning, lemon pepper seasoning and 1 teaspoon salt

    Mix thoroughly (I do this with my hands)
  4. Lay steak pieces out on cutting board or waxed paper

    Spread each piece with 2 heaping tablespoons of sausage mixture

    Roll up jelly-roll fashion and fasten with toothpicks or tie with twine
  5. Heat olive oil in heavy skillet to medium hot

    Brown steak rolls on all sides

    Remove from skillet and set aside on plate
  6. In same pan, brown onions, celery and carrots until soft (about 5 minutes)

    Add in wine, tomatoes, tomato paste, 1 teaspoon salt and bay leaf

    Bring mixture to a boil, scraping bottom of pan with wooden spoon to deglaze
  7. When boiling, transfer to crockpot which has been preheated on high heat

    Turn crockpot down to low heat

    Add steak rolls to crockpot with broth mixture and cook on low for 4-5 hours until steak is tender.

    Remove the picks or twine before serving
  8. Good served with mashed potatoes or noodles and a vegetable side dish.

Printable Recipe Card


Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian

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