Slow Cooker Beef Braciole ~ Italian Beef Rolls – A Gouda Life

Slow cooker braciole recipe

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Slow Cooker Beef Braciole ~ thinly sliced sirloin meat rolled around seasoned breadcrumbs, two types of cheese, ham and fresh herbs and then stewed in the slow cooker in a rich tomato sauce.

beef braciola plate cut into pinwheels on pasta

There’s nothing fancy about my wardrobe, but there are two things I’m a total snob about. One is the nachos (they must be loaded!), the other is the pasta sauce, it should always taste like tomatoes ripened in vine, garlic and basil.


usually make my own sauce, so on occasions when I buy a jar sauce I still want ~ and expect ~ the same delicious quality. I was already a fan of Prego Farmers’ Market® sauces, so when he approached me to create a recipe, I jumped in.

Slow Cooker Beef Braciole is a tasty meal for the whole family that cooks slowly while you relax!

Thinly sliced sirloin stuffed with a delicious blend of seasoned breadcrumbs, two types of cheese, ham and fresh herbs, tightly rolled and cooked slowly at Prego Farmers’ Market® Classic Marinara.

What is Beef Braciole?

If you were a fan of the comedy Everybody Loves Raymond, you may remember the episode in which Debra made Braciole, pronounced brah-chee-oh-luh, even better than her mother-in-law, Marie. When Marie found out, it was war. Yikes.

This slow-cooked meat braciole isn’t Debra’s recipe, but it’s delicious. Once the meat rolls are in the slow cooker, they take off their hands and the sauce from Prego’s farmers market becomes even tastier with a little slow cooker magic.

What’s in slow cooking beef braciole?

  • Top round sirloin or fillet
  • olive oil
  • onion
  • fresh

  • spinach
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • kitchen

  • string or toothpicks
  • fresh
  • parsley ham
  • breadcrumbs

  • breadcrumbs egg
  • grated

  • Parmesan cheese and beef mozzarella broth
  • Prego Farmers’ Market®
  • Sauce

Beef Braciole ~ thin slices of meat stuffed with breadcrumbs, cheese, ham and fresh herbs, rolled and then stewed in Prego Farmers' Market sauce. Tip #1: I used classic Marinara Prego Market®

® sauce of other varieties, roasted garlic and tomato basil and it would also be very good.

Tip #2: Your butcher can finely cut the meat for you. You can also crush it with a meat mallet.


Trim any excess fat from the meat and then crush or cut into very thin slices. Cut the meat into individual pieces slightly larger than the size of the palm of your hand, then season with salt and pepper and set aside.

Drizzle a tablespoon of olive oil in a pan over medium heat and then add the onions and spinach. Season with salt and pepper and cook 2-3 minutes or until onions are tender and spinach wilted.

Add the parsley, breadcrumbs, parmesan, mozzarella and egg to the pan, mix to form the filling, and then divide the filling into equal parts for each piece of meat.

Place a slice of ham over each piece of meat and then spread the filling over the ham. Wrap the meat tightly around the filling and secure it with kitchen string or toothpicks.

Add another tablespoon of olive oil to the same pan over medium-high heat and then gently place the rolls in the pan scorching all over.

Pour the marinara into the bottom of the slow cooker and then cover with the meat rolls. Deglaze the pan with the meat broth (don’t skip this step, add another layer of flavor!), scrape the brown pieces from the bottom, and then add them to the slow cooker.

Simmer for 3 1/2 – 4 hours or simmer 6 1/2 – 7 hours. Times will vary depending on the thickness of the meat (you want the meat to be tender). When the meat rolls are tender, transfer them to a cutting board. Cut the strings and then cut the rolls into pinwheels where the strings were.

WHAT DO YOU SERVE WITH slow cooking beef braciole?

The pasta combines perfectly with this recipe. Cook your favorite pasta al dente, then mix most of the sauce with the pasta and drizzle the rest over the braciole. Garnish with fresh parsley and grated parmesan and serve immediately.

Need more Italian favorites? Try this 3-cheese baked Mostaccioli!


thin slices of meat stuffed with breadcrumbs, cheese, ham and fresh herbs, rolled and then stewed in sauce from the Prego farmers market®.

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