Braciola is Italian Comfort Food for the Dog Days of Winter

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Braciola sometimes pronounced [brah-chee-OH-lah] is the Italian name for meat roulade.

Food Historians confirm meats rolled around stuffings of various sorts were enjoyed in medieval times. Although the origins of this famous Italian dish are vague, legend has it that the Sicilians were the original resourceful cooks that came up with the idea of pounding meat and rolling it with breadcrumbs and other local items stretched out to feed many more people than the meat alone could. Smothered in a red sauce with a little wine, this makes the dish go farther for those few extra guests.