My great friend, Valeria is an amazing cook! She is also the queen of making up great recipes with what she has on hand in her fridge and pantry. This is one of her creations and I had to steal it for myself.
Unfortunately, my picture of this tasty stuffed beef roll does not do her recipe justice. (sorry V!)
Just imagine a meatloaf with salty ham and creamy cheese oozing out of the middle. Yup, I’m drooling too!!
Use three pounds of good ground beef.
Put all the beef ingredients into a large bowl and combine.
Once everything is combined, split the mixture in half.
Spread one half of the beef mixture onto a sheet of aluminum foil into a square.
Layer on the ham, leaving about 2 inches on the bottom and 3 inches on the top.
Place the slices of cheese on top.
The is the most fun part! Start by folding up from the bottom.
Keep it rollin’!
Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’…………
Towards the end, fold down the top and smooth the seam out.
Make sure the ends are nicely sealed up too.
I don’t have pics of the rest of the cooking steps, but I have to imagine it’s because I had a hungry family in the background crying, “Mommy, stop taking pictures and let us eat it already!” So, there you go.
Stuffed Beef Roll
3 pounds ground beef
½ cup Italian bread crumbs
¼ cup milk
½ tsp onion powder
½ tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
8 slices black forest ham
6 slices cheese (muenster, provolone)
Fresh basil (optional)
Place all the beef ingredients into a bowl and combine well. Divide in half and spread one half onto a large sheet of aluminum foil, into a 12 inch by 12 inch square. Layer on the ham and cheese, leaving at least 3 inches at the top of the square. Fold the bottom edge of the foil up and keep rolling to the top, then fold the top down to seal. Use your fingers to smooth out the seam and ends. Repeat the same thing with the second half of the ground beef mixture.
Lay both beef rolls on a sheet pan and bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes or until done.