Bragoli - Maltese#Improv

I saw this recipe Bragoli recipe on tv,  it's a Maltese recipe,  very flavorful and taste delicious.  It's  the red wine in the gravy that gives an awesome taste to it.
When I, surfed the net seen so  many different variations, so you can alter your bragoli according to your taste.   I made this as seen on tv and altered it as per my taste.
2  Eggs - hard boiled and diced
6 Bacon Rashers
4 - 5 Beef Tenderloin Steak - flattened with a meat tenderizer
2  Big Cloves Garlic  - minced
1 Tablespoon Chopped Flat Parsley
2 Tablespoons breadcrumbs
Salt to taste
Red  Pepper flakes to taste
Olive oil for frying
For the Gravy 
2 Bay leaves
2 Medium Onions  - finely chopped 
1 Green Chilly - finely chopped
5 Medium Tomatoes - blanched, skinned & finely chopped
2  Carrots -   diced
1 Stick Celery  - chopped
½ Cup  Red wine
1  Cup  Green Peas - used frozen

Hard boil the eggs and set aside. Once cooled chop them and the bacon.

In a bowl mix  the eggs, bacon, garlic, parsley, red chilly flakes, salt to taste and breadcrumbs.
Flatten the steak with a meat tenderizer.
Place a tablespoon of the filling  on one end of the steak.
Wrap your meat around the mixture by rolling the meat to make a wrap.
Fasten with toothpicks.
In a deep pan / kadai  heat  oil and add the bay leaves.
Over a medium heat lightly brown your bragoli and set aside.
In the same pan, add  the onions, garlic and green chillies  fry  for 2 - 3 minutes. Add the carrots,  celery and tomatoes and a cup of water cook for 5 minutes on low flame . Add the wine and  place the browned bragoli on top and  bring it to a boil. Simmer on medium low flame for an hour,  keep stirring in between.  
After an hour or so,  if you find that the bragoli are nearly cooked,  add the peas and cook till the peas and bragoli are full done. 
After an hour and a half the bragoli is cooked.
Remove the toothpicks and bay leaves before serving.
Serve with mashed potatoes and steamed french beans, or  asparagus.   I had this with steamed rice. 
Sending this Improv Cooking Challenge, hosted by Nichole Little, theme for month is " Bacon & Onions".
Labels :  Beef, Steaks, Tenderlion,Bacon, Eggs, Red Wine, Carrots, Green Peas, Improv Cooking Challenge, Malta, International Cuisine

Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.

1 comment:

  1. I have made a similar recipe from Italy. Can't wait to try this Maltese version.