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Wegmans Beef Braciola

Wegmans Beef Braciola

You'll Need: Braising pan

Ingredients
2 cloves Food You Feel Good About Peeled Garlic, minced
1/2 bunch Italian parsley, stemmed, minced (about 2/3 cup)
2 Wegmans Large Eggs
3 Tbsp golden raisins
2 Tbsp Italian Classics Shredded Pecorino-Romano Cheese (Cheese Shop)
1/2 cup Italian Classics Seasoned Bread Crumbs
3 Tbsp Italian Classics Pine Nuts, toasted
Wegmans Sea Salt and freshly cracked pepper
1 lb Wegmans 80% Lean Ground Beef
2 pkgs (1-1 1/2 lbs each) Top Round Beef Cutlets
Wegmans Pan Searing Flour
2 Tbsp Wegmans Pure Olive Oil
1 1/2 cups dry red wine
2 jars (24 oz each) Italian Classics Grandma's Pomodoro Sauce (Grocery Dept) or 2 pkgs (24 oz each) Italian Classics Seasoned Tomato Sauce (Prepared Foods)

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Prepare filling: Add garlic, parsley, eggs, raisins, cheese, bread crumbs, pine nuts, salt and pepper to ground beef. Mix well with hands until well-blended.

To toast pine nuts, preheat oven to 375 degrees and place nuts in dry pan. Toast 5-6 min, until golden brown.

Lay cutlets flat on work surface. Place about 1/3 cup filling on lower 1/3 of cutlet. Roll up cutlets; season with salt and pepper. Dust with pan-searing flour; pat off excess.
 
Heat oil in large braising pan on MEDIUM-HIGH, until oil faintly smokes. Add beef rolls, seam-side down, to pan. Turn over when meat changes color one-quarter of way up and seared side has turned paper-bag brown, about 3-4 min. Sear other side about 2 min, until brown. Remove from pan.
  
Remove excess drippings from pan, leaving about 1 Tbsp in pan. Lower heat to MEDIUM; add wine, stirring to loosen browned bits on bottom of pan. Add tomato sauce; stir to combine.
 
Return meat to pan. Bring liquid to 180-degree simmer; check using thermometer. Cover; place in oven. Braise 2 hours, until meat is very tender. 

Serves: 8
Active Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 2 hour(s) 40 mins

Nutrition Info: Each serving (1 braciola, 3/4 cup sauce) contains 440 calories, 23 g carbohydrate, (4 g fiber), 34 g protein, 22 g fat, (6 g saturated fat), 135 mg cholesterol, and 880 mg sodium.



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