Fabio Viviani's Italian Stuffed Beef

Fabio Viviani's Italian Stuffed Beef

Marinara Sauce Ingredients:

  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 8 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • One 28 oz. can of whole plum tomatoes (packed only in tomato juice)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 10 basil leaves

Fabio's Marinara Sauce Instructions:

  1. Smash the garlic with the back of a knife.
  2. Place the garlic and 5 tbsp. of olive oil in a saucepan and cook over medium heat until the garlic is golden brown.
  3. Add tomatoes and generous pinches of salt and pepper.
  4. Cook over medium-high heat until the sauce is thick and no longer watery, about 10-15 minutes.
  5. Add the remaining 3 tbsp. of olive oil and turn the heat to high.
  6. Stir, crushing the tomatoes with the back of a wooden spoon.
  7. Cook until the oil turns red, then turn off the heat and add the basil at the very end.

Italian Stuffed Beef Ingredients:

  • 3 cups Fabio's Tomato Sauce
  • 8 pieces beef shoulder or blade, 3 oz. each, cut to about 1/3 inch thick
  • 8 slices prosciutto, or ham if you prefer
  • 9 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp. garlic, minced
  • ⅔ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 8 sprigs rosemary (pick ones with a firm stalk)
  • Salt and pepper

Italian Stuffed Beef Instructions:

  1. Heat the tomato sauce in a small saucepan.
  2. Place the beef in batches of 2 pieces between sheets of plastic wrap and pound them to about ⅓ inch thick with the pitted side of a meat mallet.
  3. Lay a slice of prosciutto on each piece of flattened beef.
  4. Top each one with about 1 tbsp. of olive oil, minced garlic, and parmesan.
  5. Roll the pieces up like cigars.
  6. Using a skewer, pierce a hole in the center of each roll and insert a sprig of rosemary to secure it.
  7. Heat the remaining oil in a large sauté pan with a lid.
  8. Sear the beef rolls on all sides, seasoning with salt and pepper as you sear.
  9. Cover the rolls with tomato sauce and cook, covered, over medium heat for approximately 10 minutes, or until they are cooked through.
Fabio Viviani - Italian Stuffed Beef

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