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Involtini
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Involtini di Manzo (Beef Rolls)

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January 16, 2017

Involtini means “little bundles” and these bundles are filled with fresh herbs and cheese and then simmered in a simple tomato sauce until fork tender. Perfect for entertaining or a casual meal, you’ll be in love after the first bite!

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr
  • Yields: 4-6 Servings

Ingredients

1/4 cup golden raisins

1/4 cup fresh basil leaves

1/4 cup toasted pine nuts

1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus additional for garnish

2 tbsp chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves, plus additional for garnish

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1 tsp finely grated lemon zest

1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

1/4 cup Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1/4 tsp sea salt, plus additional as needed

1/4 tsp freshly ground black peppercorns, plus additional as needed

1 lb beef top round steak cut into 8 thin (1/8-inch) slices

8 thin prosciutto ham slices

1/4 cup Colavita Roasted Garlic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup)

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 cup valpolicella ripasso

2 28 oz cans Colavita Crushed Tomatoes

1/4 cup packed fresh basil leaves

1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

8 Colavita Pappardelle Nests

Directions

1Add the raisins, basil, pine nuts, cheese, parsley, garlic, lemon zest, red pepper flakes, Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil, salt, and black pepper to the bowl of a food processor and pulse until combined but still coarse.

2Season the beef slices with salt and pepper to taste and place 1 slice of prosciutto ham on top of each. Spread 1 generous tablespoon of the filling mixture on the lower half of the slice. Starting with the filled half, roll tightly into a cylinder and secure with a toothpick; repeat with remaining beef slices.

3Heat the Colavita Roasted Garlic Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a 6-quart Dutch oven over medium-high heat. When hot, add the beef rolls and cook, turning as needed, until browned on all sides. Transfer to a plate and set aside.

4To make the sauce, reduce heat to medium. Add the onion to the pot and cook, stirring constantly, until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add the Colavita Valpolicella Ripasso and stir while bringing to a boil. Add the Colavita Crushed Tomatoes, basil, and red pepper flakes; stir to combine. Return the beef rolls to the pot, gently stir, and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, until meat is tender and sauce has thickened, about 1 hour.

5Make the Colavita Pappardelle Nests according to package directions. Serve beef rolls with pasta and sauce. Garnish with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley. Makes 4 servings (2 beef rolls each).

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