Braised Flank Steak Braciola Stuffed with Basil and Mozzarella Recipe
March 21, 2013 AT 6:13 PM
Words can't describe how great this tastes! This rolled and cheese stuffed flank steak is a hit every time we make it. We often use the leftover sauce on pasta… Serves 6 1 lb (500g) flank steak Salt and fresh ground black pepper 6 oz (150g) grated mozzarella 3 oz (85g) freshly grated Parmesan 1/3 cup (75 mL / 65g) fine breadcrumbs 12 large (15g) basil leaves 1/4 cup (50 mL) olive oil 1 large yellow onion (or 2 small) 1/2 cup (125 mL) red wine One can (28-oz. / 796 mL) whole tomatoes and their juices 1/4 tsp (1 mL) crushed red pepper flakes 8 oz.(225g) mushrooms quartered Place the breadcrumbs, mozzarella, Parmesan, and basil in a food processor and pulse to combine. Butterfly the flank steak lengthwise and open it up like a book. Sprinkle and pat the stuffing evenly over the steak, then roll it up jelly roll–style. Tie with butcher twine in four or five places. Heat half the oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the flank steak roll and brown until it releases from the pan. Turn and brown on all sides then transfer to a plate. Add the remaining 2 Tbsp of oil along with the onion. Lower the heat to medium sprinkle with salt and cook, stirring, until the onion turns a light brown. Add the red wine and scrape up the brown fond from the bottom of the pan. Add the tomatoes & red pepper flakes and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and place the meat and mushrooms into the broth. Cover and cook for about about 1½ hours, turning the meat occasionally. Slice and serve topped with the sauce and vegetables.