Bracciole Pugliese (Involtini)

Bracciole Pugliese

Stuffed Steak! Delicious and Southern Italian. Filled with pancetta, garlic, parsley and parmesan. Soaked in tomato sauce and served as a side dish or with pasta. Buon Appetito!



Preparation: 10 minutes

Cook time: For the softer meat the sauce can simmer for 90 minutes -2 hours. If you prefer a firmer tasting meat cook 30-60 minutes.


3-4 Flank Steaks
1 tsp Pancetta or ham
small cube of parmesan cheese
a sliver of garlic
2 leaves of parsley
tooth picks or cooking twine
1 onion
1/3 cup olive oil
28 oz of Puree Tomato Sauce
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup water
salt to taste
Basil 6 fresh leaves cut or 1/2 tsp dried

Flank steak is easy to prepare and allows for perfect flavorings.

Extend flank steak on a clean flat surface. In the center place pancetta/ham, parmesan cheese, garlic and parsley. Fold in all four sides of the meat to cover the stuffing and seal with a tooth pick or wrap twine around “package” and knot it to secure contents of meat. Continue the same process for the other meat slices.

Place into a large pan with olive oil and onion over low heat. Cover and allow to cook for 5 minutes. Add tomato sauce, milk , water and salt. Allow to simmer for 30 minutes add in basil if desired.

Serve as a side dish or over favorite pasta topped off with parmesan cheese.