I have a couple of small minute steaks that aren’t really great for a meal unto themselves (unless they are made into steak sandwiches) and they need to be used up as I REALLY don’t want to lose them to freezer burn.  This meat needs a lot of love.  I was up late last night (you know when you just can’t sleep?) and there was an old episode of

 and Deborah (the long suffering and horrible cook of a wife) made something that wasn’t awful-braciole.  The description was so good that I thought I would give it a go.

The builders are in and out of the house working on trim and there are two city inspectors doing their thing.  I want dinner but my kitchen is not my own.  Slowcooker it is.

I’ve sliced them in half horizontally and pounded them (good for releasing tension). 

I’ve made a really quick stuffing of; 1 large minced garlic clove, 3 pieces of chopped prosciutto, 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella, 2 T. freshly chopped basil, 1/2 cup bread crumbs and cracked pepper.

Lay it onto the meat and roll.  Now at this point you can carefully tie them up OR poke a skewer through them.  Guess which I did?

Brown in a pan with a bit of olive oil in it. 

Add into the slowcooker that has a bed of 3 cups of tomato sauce and 2 cups of red wine.

Braise away for the entire day and serve with parmesan pasta. 

What’s that?  Come by tomorrow and I’ll share.

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