Everybody Loves Raymond Braciole Recipe

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I can’t be the only person in the world that saw the episode of Everybody Loves Raymond where Debra outshines her mother-in-law Marie, by making the most incredible classic Italian Braciole. In fact, the episode literally inspired me to make my own Braciole recipe.

The hard part was figuring out how it was even spelled… Brajool, brajewel?! I finally discovered it was spelled Braciole and then it was game on.

Here’s the Inspiring Clip from Everybody Loves Raymond

What is Braciole?

Braciola aka Braciole are very thin slices of meat, most often beef, chicken, pork or swordfish, that are smothered with herbs and seasonings, and cheese and then rolled roulade style.

How to Make Classic Italian Braciole

Place the slices of meat on a sheet of plastic wrap, then top with a second sheet. Pound the meat thin using a mallet or a rolling pin. In a bowl combine the minced garlic, shredded Parmesan cheese, chopped herbs, and seasoned dry breadcrumbs, mixing well.

Place a slice of the prosciutto on the beef.

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Cover the pieces evenly with the filling mixture. Season with salt and pepper.

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Next, roll each piece up, securing with toothpicks. Heat a couple of tablespoons of oil in a large skillet. Once the oil is hot, add the Braciole and brown them evenly on all sides. Be careful not to disturb or spill the filling when you turn them.

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Carefully remove the browned Braciole and place them in a larger, deeper pot (with a cover). If you’d like, you can use a crock pot to finish them off.  In a bowl combine the crushed tomatoes, red wine, garlic slices, Italian seasoning and beef broth, mixing gently until smooth. Pour the mixture over the Braciole.

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Cook over medium heat until it comes to a simmer, then reduce the heat, cover and cook on the lowest setting for about one and half hours, turning the Braciole occasionally. Alternatively, if you’d like you can bake this in a dutch oven at 325°F for one and a half to two hours, or finish in a slow cooker on high for 3 hours.

b101 italian braciole recipe

If the sauce thins too much during cooking (due to condensation) you can remove the cover and return to the stovetop. Remove a cup or so of the liquid and whisk in the flour until smooth. Return the sauce to medium heat and simmer until thickened. Finally season again with salt and pepper to your taste preferences.

Remove the toothpicks from the Braciole prior to serving.

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