Falsomagro Recipe – Sicilian Stuffed Meat Rolls

This Falsamagro Recipe is a typical meat dish from Sicily which needs a little bit of love and patience, but the results are great! A perfect alternative to the traditional Turkey dish this year for Christmas.

  • Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 600g veal (one very thin slice)
  • 250g minced veal
  • 100g skinned sausage
  • 100g cooked ham
  • 50g diced salami
  • 3 slices of bread soaked in milk, then squeezed
  • 100g diced Caciocavallo or caciotta cheese
  • 5 hard-boiled shelled eggs
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 raw eggs
  • 400g tomato puree
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste (or tomato concentrate)
  • ½ glass red wine
  • 1 sliced onion
  • extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, basil and water
  • 1 bay leaf

Instructions:

  1. For the filling: put the minced veal, skinned sausage, soaked and squeezed bread, diced salami, diced Caciocavallo cheese, grated Parmesan and raw eggs in a large bowl. Mix well with your hands.

  2. Flatten the veal slice on a chopping board, cover with ham slices and then spread the filling evenly over that, leaving a 3cm gap at one end for sealing. With your hand make a small indent parallel to the short end (with filling to edge) and place the hard-boiled eggs in the indent. Roll the roast up, tying it firmly using string.

  3. Brown the sliced onion in a large saucepan then add a little oil. Add the falsomagro roast and let it brown on all sides. Sprinkle with wine and cook on a low heat until it evaporates. Add the tomato paste, diluted with water, tomato puree, a bay leaf and a pinch of salt and pepper.

  4. Cover the saucepan and cook on a low heat for approximately 30 minutes. Add some basil leaves and some salt if necessary.

  5. Cook the roast for a further 30 minutes on a low heat, always keeping it covered with a lid.

  6. Serve the falsomagro in slightly thick (1.5”) slices with its gravy. Use the remaining sauce as a pasta sauce.