Bob's Slow Cooker Braciole

52 Reviews 3 Pics
  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    6 h 10 m
  • Ready In

    6 h 30 m
Recipe by  bobthecook1

“This is a cheap and easy way to make this Italian classic.”

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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  1. Pour the marinara sauce into the slow cooker and set on High to warm.
  2. Combine the eggs and the breadcrumbs in a small bowl. Sprinkle both sides of the meat with salt and pepper. Pat the breadcrumb mixture over one side of the flank steak, leaving about a one inch border around edges. Top breadcrumbs with the bacon slices; sprinkle with shredded cheese. Starting from one long side, tightly roll flank steak into a log. Use string or toothpicks to secure the log in 4 or 5 places.
  3. Heat oil in a heavy skillet. Sear the stuffed flank steak in the hot oil until well browned on all sides, about 10 minutes. Transfer the meat to the warm sauce in the slow cooker. Spoon sauce over meat to cover.
  4. Turn slow cooker to Low; cook meat until very tender, 6 to 8 hours. Remove string/toothpicks before slicing. Serve with marinara.

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I feel I make way too many changes to fairly review this recipe. I decided on 4 stars as the ingredients and method of cooking sound good, but this is far from being a traditional way to fix Braciole. An Italian friend and great cook gave me loose instructions on how to prepare this dish, they are as follows. Finely dice the next 3 ingredients: 1 peeled carrot, 1 celery stock, 1/2 yellow or white onion, set aside. Pound a 1lb to 1 1/2lb flank or round steak to 1/3” to 1/4” thick. Mince 2 large cloves of garlic and sprinkle over meat and work into the meat. Season with salt and pepper, sprinkle with 2TBLS chopped parsley. Top with 4 slices of prosciutto (enough to cover meat), grate 2 TBSP Parmesan or Romano cheese over meat and sprinkle evenly with 2TBSP pine nuts. Some Italian cooks sprinkle 2 TBSP of raisins on, I personally prefer not to, your choice. Roll flank steak from long side into a log and secure with toothpicks. Heat 1/4 cup of olive oil in fry pan and fry until brown on all sides. Remove to dish. Heat additional olive oil in pan, add carrots, celery and onion. Sautee ‘til veggies are tender, but not brown. Add 1 cup red wine, scrapping up browned bits from skillet. Cook until wine is reduced by half. Add 1-15oz can diced Italian style tomatoes and 15oz crushed tomatoes. Place all ingredients back into pan or Pyrex dish and bake or simmer stove top several hours 'til tender. I plan to try Bob's method.

Michelle Doucet

Michelle Doucet

I'm not much of a cook, but have always wanted to make Braciole. The variations on recipes are endless! I chose this as my first try as it is so easy. I thought it was the best thing I ever tasted that I made lol. I gave it 5 stars because it was so easy, so hearty and just delicioius. I used 2 different types of jar sauce, one with sausage and the other basil. Yummmy!!!! And didn't change a thing!!

LouHoo in VA

LouHoo in VA

OK, I know -- I was bad! I made this recipe, BUT . . . I seriously modified it. (Actually, I more or less made Giada De Laurentis' "Braciole recipe" from the Food Network on TV). I couldn't get flank steak, had to buy skirt steak. Couldn't get it to pound to 1/4" thick (mine was about 1/2" thick!). I stuffed it with 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs, 2/3 cup grated Romano/Parmesan & 1/4 cup grated (plain) Parmesan, 1 t. minced garlic, 1 T. Italian seasoning & 1 T. parsley flakes, and 2 T. EVOO. I rolled it up, tied it, & browned it. Then, I deglazed my pan with 1/2 cup white wine & added ONE bottle of Marinara sauce, which was PLENTY of sauce! Then I put the braciole in an oven-proof dish & poured the sauce over it. Covered with foil & baked at 375 for 30 minutes, uncovered & baked 30-40 minutes more at 350. The meat was VERY tender, stuffing was good, sauce was fair (I may have used too cheap a brand of marinara -- and the sauce was too thin, with the wine & the grease cooking out of the meat). Next time I'll use a thick & chunky spaghetti sauce. But, all in all, it WAS good and I would try it again sometime.

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Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 614 cal
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 36.9 g
  • 57%
  • Carbs
  • 41.1 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 28 g
  • 56%
  • Cholesterol
  • 141 mg
  • 47%
  • Sodium
  • 1796 mg
  • 72%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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