It all starts with the craving of Italian recipes that take too long to prepare. Suddenly, with so little time and so many daily commitments, great meals, recipes that were handed down from generation to generation disappear. Until the Instant Pot brings them back baby!
I am cooking every recipe I can in my Instant Pot until I get them perfected. Now I have prepared the recipe for Braciole with sauce at least 20 times, tweaking as I go. Today, I am about to reveal how to make a recipe that will make your mouth water for more.
As a Sicilian gal, tradition means continuing recipes that are not made often. You could totally make this for your Sunday Gravies or for a stand alone meat. The spirals it slices into are fantastic and the taste is beyond description!
Clear off your countertops, and let’s cook Instant Pot Italian Braciole With Sauce. Lavishly live food out loud!
The Braciole Tradition
You know, when you are brought up Italian, and your grandparents are right off the boat, and then you marry Italian and your Father-in-Law is right from Italy, you cook Italian! My Gramma Santa made the fiercest Braciole I have ever experienced. The taste started the moment you popped a piece into your mouth, but the experience began the moment you entered her home.
If you know Italians, we love our spices. When you enter an Italian home if you don’t smell basil, garlic and onion, it’s not a true Italian home. LOL. While I do make light of it, you need to know that no matter what family function we would leave our clothes always smelled like the food. The food always was pleasurable and eating was done in large courses.
Good braciole easily falls off the rope it is tied with. In fact, the packets of meat are so flavor incredible you may not know how to initially react, kind of like a foodgasm in your mouth. Tomato sauce transitions the taste into something over-the-top wonderful and the combination of ingredients make a full-bodied meat meal!
Recently, we traveled back to Italy to visit both Michael’s family who live there and mine. While our families are from 2 totally different parts of Italy traditions are so similar it makes me giddy! You see I knew I picked a good guy!
Instant Pot Italian Braciole With Sauce
My recipe will yield 22 braciole, yours will vary based on the cut of meat your purchase and how many pieces are in the package, please adjust as necessary. Also note, I always call for more breadcrumb rather than less, so that it is available to me when working on recipes. You can scale back if you prefer.
Most importantly, prep your Chef’s Twine before you start and boil and cool the eggs ahead of time. Keep yourself organized. The placement of ingredient does matter and rolling technique is different for everyone. You can tuck and roll, or roll and tuck the sides in, or just roll and tie with 2 pieces of twine. If you choose the latter method, do make sure to double up your Twine cut.
3 pounds of Thin Cut Beef Milanese
6 Hard Boiled Eggs, shelled, rinsed, smashed.
22 Piece Prosciutto for every piece of beef
11 pieces of Provolone 1/2’d
2 Cups of Italian Flavored Bread Crumbs
2Tbsp Of Minced Garlic
Olive Oil -2 Tbsp
Twine cut to 11″ pieces (22)
29 oz cans of Tomato Puree (2) + 1 Can of Water
Place meat on cutting board.
Then place Proscuitto
Now add on the breadcrumb
Followed by the egg
It’s time to roll and tuck then tie.
Place into the Instant Pot with Garlic and Oil
add all in and
then sauce and water.
Set to 30 minutes, seal and then once cooked allow to cool naturally.
Remove strings before eating.