Two of the best beef dishes ever created are going to be incorporated in this single recipe.  Beef wellington and braciola even for a mere thought could make your mouth water literally.  Combined together, the preparation and cooking may be a little complex but it’s worth it.

Beef Wellington Braciola
Beef Wellington Braciola

 

Beef wellington braciola is a dish filled with mushroom duxelle and gorgonzola. It is prepared by braising the beef in red wine tomato gravy, rendering the meat savory and bursting with flavors.

 

Ingredients

For the bracola:

  • 2-2½ lb. of flank steak
  • ½ cup dry red wine
  • 2 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 24 oz. of mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. of kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh thyme, chopped
  • 4 oz. of gorgonzola cheese, crumbled

 

For the gravy:

  • 2 cups of dry red wine
  • 2 cups of beef broth
  • 1 can of 4 oz. tomato paste
  • 1 tsp. of kosher salt
  • 2 sprigs thyme

 

Directions

  1. Put large skillet over medium heat and add 1 tbsp. of olive oil.
  2. Saute the shallots for about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the mushrooms and thyme and season with salt and pepper. Saute for another 5-7 minutes until the mushrooms are tender.
  4. Pour the wine and simmer for about 10 minutes until most of the liquid evaporated and there’s only little amount left of it. Put it aside until the duxelle is needed.
  5. Using a sharp knife, slice through the flank steak horizontally but be careful not to cut it all the way through. The effect should be like flipping pages of a book.  Place plastic wrap over the beef and flatten it slightly using a meat mallet or rolling pin.  After flattening it, remove the plastic wrap.
  6. Smear the steak with the duxelle or mushroom mixture, maintaining 1-inch border margin from the edge. Sprinkle the gorgonzola over the duxelle.
  7. Parallelto the grain, start rolling the steak from either of the sides. Be sure that you roll it tightly and secure it with butcher’s twine in several places.
  8. Get a bowl and stir together all the gravy ingredients save for the tyhyme.
  9. Heat the remaining olive oil in a large Dutch oven. Heat it up in high heat and sear the braciole in about 2-3 minutes as per side.
  10. Reduce the heat, bringing it into simmer. Braise the beef within 1 ½ hours.
  11. Before serving, slice it in a way that you can see the spiral pattern of beef and duxelle. Serve with the remaining mushroom duxelle.

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