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Stuffed roast beef roll
( Farsumagru )

Authentic Italian recipe from Sicily

Looking for new veal recipe ideas? What about a tasty rolled roast veal filled with bacon, fresh sausage, fresh ewe's cheese (pecorino) and aromatic herbs? It's a traditional recipe from Sicily called farsumagru in Sicilian dialect.

difficulty: medium

time: 2 hours 20 minutes

calories: 481 (kCal)

Ingredients / Serves 6

  • 800g (1 3/4 pound) breast of veal in a large slice
  • 150g (5 1/3 ounces) minced veal
  • 200g (7 ounces) fresh sausage
  • 100g (3 1/2 ounces) bacon, sliced
  • 55g (2 ounces) fresh ewe's cheese (pecorino)
  • 2 fresh young onions, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs
  • 250ml (8 1/2 flui ounces - 1cup) red wine
  • 1l (2.1 pints - 4 1/4 cup) meat stock
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper, if you like
medium difficulty recipe
preparation: 45 minutes
cooking: about 90 minutes
total: 2 hours 20 minutes
How many calories in a serving?
Calories: 481 (kcal) 25 % - 2012 (kJ)
Protein: 48.9 (g) 98 % GDA
Total fat: 29.7 (g) 43 % GDA
Total carbohydrate: 1.4 (g) 1 % GDA
Sugars: 1.4 (g) 2 % GDA

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Rolled stuffed roast recipe

Preparation and cooking

  • - Remove peel from sausage and crumble its meat with a fork.
  • - Cut ewe's cheese into flakes.
  • - Pour in extra virgin olive oil together with onions in a large saucepan and fry slightly without browning.
    Add minced veal and crumbled sausage and cook for few minutes in order to flavor all your ingredients.
    Remove this mixture from the pan with a skimming ladle and put apart.
  • - Put the slice of veal on the work surface.
    If it is too thick, cut it crossways to enlarge.
    Beat meat with a meat pounder to flatten it.
    Season to taste with salt.
    Arrange bacon slices, ewe's cheese, garlic and meat mixture on the veal slice.
    Shell hard-boiled eggs and cut crossways.
    Put egg slices on the stuffing.
    Season to taste with salt.
    Roll the veal slice up on itself tightly and bind with kitchen string at one-inch intervals.
  • - Put your rolled veal in the same pan in which you have flavored sausage and minced veal and let it fry slightly in the olive oil.
    Pour in red wine, let it evaporate partially and then add boiling meat stock.
    Continue cooking on a medium heat, half-covered, until meat is tender.
    Remember to turn rolled meat now and then.
    Cooking time: about an hour.
    Add other meat stock, if necessary.

Just before serving

  • - Let your rolled roast cool lightly and then cut crossways.
    Arrange its slices on a serving platter and serve topped with its gravy.



  • - You can vary the stuffing according to your taste. You coud substitute bacon with raw ham. You could add peas. You could substitute garlic with aromatic herbs.

Menu planning

  • - You can accompany this dish with a seasonal green salad or potatoes.


What's the right wine for " Stuffed roast beef roll "?

Corvo Rosso (red Sicilian wine) is a good choice for this rolled roast according to my husband and me.