My great-aunt used to make the most amazing braciole, but it was a laborious and time-consuming effort. I took her basic recipe and transformed it into a slow cooker version, making it easier for today's hurried world. My great-aunt always served the flank steak sliced over orzo that had been tossed with olive oil and Romano cheese. Delicioso!—Lisa Renshaw, Kansas City, Missouri
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Cook: 6 hours
- 2 jars (24 ounces each) tomato basil pasta sauce
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 beef flank steak (1-1/2 pounds)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
- 8 thin slices prosciutto or deli ham
- 1 cup shredded Italian cheese blend
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- In a 5- or 6-qt. oval slow cooker, combine pasta sauce and pepper flakes. Pound steak with a meat mallet to 1/2-in. thickness; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- In a small bowl, combine eggs and bread crumbs. Spoon over beef to within 1 in. of edges; press onto meat. Layer with prosciutto and cheese. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; tie at 2-in. intervals with kitchen string.
- In a Dutch oven, brown meat in oil on all sides. Transfer to slow cooker; spoon sauce over meat. Cover and cook on low until beef is tender, 6-8 hours.
- Remove meat from sauce and discard string. Cut into slices; serve with sauce.
Nutrition Facts1 serving: 515 calories, 25g fat (8g saturated fat), 155mg cholesterol, 1881mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 6g fiber), 38g protein.
Originally published as Easy Slow Cooker Braciole in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes 2013
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