What is Beef Braciole?

This classic American-Italian Beef Braciole Recipe meal we like to make around the holidays.  What is Beef Braciole, you ask? 

First let’s learn how to say it, in American, it’s pronounced bra-jol-a and in Italian, it’s bra-cho-leh.  Either way, you say Braciole it’s Delicious.

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This meal does take a little time to create however, the end results are well worth the wait. For this recipe, we’re breaking out the Copper Chef Pan to make this meal. 

What is Beef Braciole

What is in Beef Braciole?

Now that you know how to say it, What is Beef Braciole?  Braciole is a thin slice of meat such as beef, pork, or chicken wrapped like a roulade and cooked in wine. 

Typically, it’s just cheese and breadcrumbs rolled in the middle of thin piece of meat.  But I decided to add some spinach to this recipe and it’s delicious.

What is in Beef Braciole

What kind of Beef to Use?

Beef Braciole is made with thin slices of flank steak, skirt steak, top round, bottom round, or beef rump.  Just be sure it’s a thin cut so it can be rolled. 

We used flank steak which can be tough but because it’s such a thin slice it’s actually a tender steak.  Flank steak has an intense beefy flavor with every bite. 

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What to do with Leftovers?

Be sure to put leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate within 1 hour of cooking.  Keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days after that it should be tossed. 

This Italian Recipe will make a big splash with your family or friends and they will want leftovers.  Trust me!

What goes with Beef Braciole?

Pasta or vegetables are a delicious side dish to go with Braciole it’s that versatile.  A nice glass of wine and some bread make for a fancy plate.  For this particular recipe, we decided to cook a side of fresh green beans cooked in a Food Steamer

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Italian Beef Braciole Recipe

Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Beef
Servings: 2 people


  • 1-1/2 lbs Beef Flank Steak Flatten to 1/2" thickness or pre-sliced thin pieces
  • 2 cans Whole Peeled Tomatoes Make homemade sauce or your favorite jar of sauce
  • 1 pkg Fresh String Beans Cooked in a steamer

Vegetable Mixture

  • 1/2 bag Baby Spinach
  • 1/2 cup Bread Crumbs
  • 1 whole Onion Chopped
  • 1 whole Red Pepper Chopped
  • 1/2 cup Grated Pecorino Romano Cheese
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Parsley
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 clove Garlic Minced
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil


  • In a large size mixing bowl, add all of the vegetable mixture ingredients listed above and mix well
  • Lightly brush some olive oil over the beef. Spread an equal amount of the mixture evenly onto a piece of Flank Steak
  • Carefully roll one end of the beef over the mixture tightly and secure with either toothpicks or cooking string
  • Heat 2 tbsp of Olive Oil in the pan over a medium-high heat and brown the beef rolls on all sides
  • Add sauce to the pan, cover and turn the heat to low and cook for approximately 30 minutes


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