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Braised Stuffed Rolls

Type: Meat
Courses: Main Course
Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

1/2 cup 31g / 1.1ozFinely-minced onions
1 tablespoon 15mlButter
1 1/2 cups 93g / 3.3ozGround meat
  = (6 ounces each ground lean pork and
  Veal plus 3 ounces fresh pork fat)
1   Garlic clove - mashed
1/8 teaspoon 0.6mlFresh thyme
1   Allspice
1   Freshly-ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlSalt
1/4 cup 36g / 1.3ozChopped parsley
1   Egg
2 1/2 lbs 1135g / 40ozLean beef, top round or chuck - cut into 18
  Cross-grain slices 1/4"-thk
  And about 3" in diameter
  Salt - to taste
  Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste
3 tablespoons 45mlOil
1/2 cup 55g / 1.9ozSliced carrots
1/2 cup 31g / 1.1ozSliced onions
1 cup 237mlDry white wine
1 1/2 cups 355mlBrown Chichen Stock - (see recipe)
1   Fresh pork rind - (4" square) - simmered in water
  For 10 minutes
1   Bouquet garni
  = (1 clove garlic, 6 parsley sprigs, 1 bay
  Leaf, 2 sprigs thyme, 1 clove, tied togeth
  In a cheesecloth)
2 tablespoons 30mlParsley
2 tablespoons 30mlBuerre manie
  = (butter and flour in same proportions,
  Kneaded together to a paste)

Recipe Instructions

Cook the onions slowly in butter for 7 to 8 minutes until they are tender but not browned. Scrape them into a mixing bowl. Add ground meat, 1 clove mashed garlic, 1/8 teaspoon fresh thyme, pinch allspice, pinch pepper, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 cup chopped parsley, 1 egg and beat vigorously until thoroughly blended.

Flatten each slice of beef to a thickness of 1/8-inch by pounding it between 2 sheets of paper with a mallet or a rolling pin. Lay the meat flat on a board and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Divide the stuffing into 18 portions and place one portion on the lower thirds of each veal slice. Roll the meat around the stuffing to form cylinders about 4 inches long and 1 1/2 inches thick. Secure each with 2 ties of string. Dry in paper towels.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in a casserole until almost smoking. Brown the roulades lightly, a few at a time and remove to a platter. Lower the heat to moderate and slowly brown 1/2 sliced carrots and 1/2 cup sliced onions for about 4 to 5 minutes, stirring. Add 1 cup white wine and 1 1/2 cups brown stock.

Lay the 4-inch piece of pork rind in the casserole. Place the roulades over it and add more stock or water if necessary, so the roulades are barely covered. Add the herb bouquet. Bring to a boil on the stove and simmer slowly for 1 1/2 hours.

Remove roulades form casserole. Strain the liquid into a saucepan and degrease. Reduce liquid down to 1 1/2 to 2 cups. Whisk in 2 tablespoons beurre manie. Bring to a boil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Ladle sauce over roulades.

This recipe yields 6 servings.

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