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Veal Breast with Olive Mushroom Filling

Veal Breast with Olive Mushroom FillingAn elegant entrée of veal breast, stuffed with an olive and mushroom filling, braised in Marsala and served with a reduction sauce.

Recipe Ingredients:

Olive-Mushroom Filling:
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup chopped mushrooms
1 cup diced red bell pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup chopped pitted ripe olives
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary

1 boneless veal breast (2 1/2 to 3 pounds)
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/3 cup dry Marsala
2 1/2 cups uncooked mini lasagna or bow tie pasta, cooked

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in Dutch oven over medium heat until hot. Add mushrooms, bell pepper and garlic; cook and stir 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in olives and rosemary; cool.
  2. Unroll veal breast; trim fat. Spread filling over veal, leaving 3/4-inch border. Starting at short end, roll up jelly-roll fashion; tie with string.
  3. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in same pan over medium heat until hot. Add veal; brown evenly. Pour off drippings. Add Marsala and 1/3 cup water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours or until veal is fork-tender.
  4. Remove veal; keep warm. Skim fat. Bring cooking liquid to a boil; cook until reduced to 3/4 cup, stirring occasionally. Carve veal.
  5. Serve over pasta with sauce.

Makes 8 servings.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of the Beef Industry Council.