Spiedini is an Italian beef kabob that is filled, rolled and breaded before grilling. This is our family recipe. I’m dedicating this one to my Mom, who made many of them in her lifetime for family and friends. It was always a family favorite.
2 lbs very thin sliced (about ¼ inch) tenderloin or rump roast. Pound out each slice thinner. You will need a slice about 3×4 inches. Freezing the meat slightly before
slicing makes it easier.
1 med onion finely chopped
½ cup stewed tomatoes (mostly liquid) or tomato sauce.
1 cup plain bread crumbs
1 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese
Spiedini breadcrumb coating
Olive oil for dipping
1 cup plain bread crumbs, 1 cup grated pecorino romano cheese, salt/pepper to taste mixed together.
Putting it all together
Small chunks of mozzarella or provolone cheese
Skewers or toothpicks
In a frying pan sauté one finely minced onion in olive oil. Add in the stewed tomatoes (use mostly the juice and just a few pieces of the tomatoes. Make sure the tomatoes are chopped fine) Stir in breadcrumbs and salt/pepper to taste. Remove pan from stove and let it cool.
Add Pecorino Romano cheese to cooled mixture and mix well. Set aside.
Lay out thin pounded sliced meat, top with filling mixture, top with a small piece of mozzarella cheese or provolone. Roll up meat. Do this with all your slices of meat.
Dip rolled meat in olive oil and then in breadcrumb coating mix.
Skewer with a slice of raw onion and a snip of bay leaf in between each spiedini. Repeat until done.
Broil or grill spiedini skewers. They cook very fast so keep an eye on them.
These little jems are a real labor of love! BUT so worth it. Carol you are so amazing, everything you cook or bake is phenomenal. The I have to say has been coveted in our family for more than 60 yrs. I wish I was there enjoying them with you. Love Angela
Thank you Angela. We have to save the recipes. Someone has to do it. 🙂
this made me cry!
Wow Carol, do those taste as good as they look?? How can you let people eat them after that much work?? LOL
They are AWESOME Debbie. My house smells so good!
I am going to make those, yummy.