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Stuffed Pork Braciole


STUFFED PORK BRACIOLE
Maggiano's Little Italy Copycat Recipe

Makes 4 Servings

Stuffing
1 cup croutons
3/4 lb Italian bulk sausage
1/4 cup diced dried apricots
1/4 cup diced dried figs
1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
1 tablespoon chopped sun dried tomato
2 eggs
1 teaspoon salt and pepper

Braciole
2 pounds pork shoulder, sliced to make 8 pieces pork braciole, 4 oz each
1 1/2 cups white wine
2 bay leaves
1 (48 oz.) can canned plum tomatoes
1 1/2 cups beef stock
1 1/2 cups strong chicken stock
1 cup water
24 toothpicks
4 ounces cooked white beans
8 ounces diced tomatoes
1/4 cup arugula, torn

Sauce
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup flour
6 oz braising liquid from the pork

Main Dish
8 pieces stuffed pork braciole
4 ounces hot mashed potatoes
sauce

To make Stuffing: Mix all ingredients together.

To stuff the Pork: Lay meat flat and with a mallet pound to a 1/4 inch thickness, being careful not to rip or tear the pork. Take 2 ounces of the stuffing mix and place in the middle of the pork with your fingers work the stuffing to within a 1/2 inch of the sides. Starting at one end roll the pork until sealed and place three toothpicks in pork so that is doesn't come unrolled while cooking.

To cook the Pork: Heat oil in skillet, place pork in and brown on all sides. Take pork out place in a 9 by 13 baking dish and deglaze skillet with white wine, reduce by half. Now add tomatoes, stocks and water to the pan. Pour the tomato mixture into the baking dish; cover with plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Bake in a 325 degree oven for about 45 minutes; when complete pork should be fork tender. When the pork is complete, remove 6 oz of the braising liquid from the pan for the sauce and add the white beans, tomatoes, and arugula; keep warm while preparing the sauce.

To make the Sauce: Heat butter and oil. Whisk in the flour and cook, while stirring, until mixture is smooth and beginning to color. Stir in the braising liquid and continue to cook until desired thickness.

To Serve: Place pork on top of mashed potatoes on large serving plate; pour sauce around the front of the plate and over pork. 

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