Muffalata roll

(The photo doesn't do this justice because I totally forgot to take a pic while it was all pretty and rolled up!)

1- Tri tip roast filleted and flattened (You can have your butcher do this, or simply cut it down the middle and then from the middle cut each half out from center almost to end flattening it more, then put plastic wrap over it and whack it with a can to flatten) basically you want a very flat piece of meat.

1- small white onion diced
8- cloves garlic 3 finely chopped and 5 cracked
1/2 cup italian bread crumbs
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1- egg
28 oz- can diced tomatos
10- slices bacon cut into 1/2 pieces
3- slices turkey
3- slices ham
10- slices salami
4- slices mozzarella cheese
1- cup white wine
2- tbsp olive oil
lots of salt and pepper

In deep dutch oven cook bacon until fat comes out (about 7 minutes) add cracked garlic and onion and saute until soft. While bacon is rendering mix egg, parmesan, finely chopped garlic, bread crumbs, olive oil, salt and pepper. On flattened steak layer turkey, then ham, then salami, cheese and finally bread crumb mix. Allow a half an inch around all edges of steak. Roll the steak up similar to a jelly roll and tie it closed. Remove bacon from pan leaving grease and place steak in pan over medium high heat. Brown on all sides, for about ten mintues. After steak is brown add wine and scrape all the brown off the bottom of the pan. Cook until wine reduces to half. Add bacon, onion, and garlic mix back in and cover with tomatoes. Add a bunch more salt and pepper, stir and cover. Cook for about 30 minutes, less if you like your meat rare. No matter what the outside will be cooked well done! This meal was great. I actually tasted some of the sauce and even some of the meat and I was impressed. My husband especially liked the sauce with the bacon fat in it and loved the salami inside of the steak. He packed it up to take to lunch tomorrow. I served this with some fresh store baked bread for dunking in the sauce.

If you are cooking on a budget you can substitute tri tip for flank steak.

I saw a recipe similar to this in Rachael Ray's magazine but her's was much more high maintenance and hoity toity. I made mine more people friendly and it turned out great.

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