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Cannelloni with Meat... the mother of Manicotti. A great pasta recipe. Excellent  for all major Holidays and special occasions. your social media marketing partner

For the Crepes:

  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1 Cup water
  • 2 Tbs Butter melted
  • Pinch of salt

For the Filling:

  • 1 Lb mixed Beef, Veal, Pork ground meat
  • 3  28Oz cans of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 Lb Prosciutto di Parma
  • 1 Cup diced mozzarella
  • 1 Cup grated Parmigiano cheese
  • 1 Onion
  • 1/2 Cup white wine
  • Fresh black pepper
  • Nutmeg
  • EV olive oil
  • Salt
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Make the Crepes:

  • In a bowl mix well all the crepes ingredients to get a very liquid batter.
  • Add some butter to a Crepe pan, make it hot and pour 1 ladle of batter.
  • Move the batter quickly around the bottom of the pan to cover the entire bottom uniformly and evenly.
  • Cook for about 1-2 mins. Flip the crepe... if you are capable, and slide the finished crepe into a plate for later use.
  • Make all your crepes and set aside.

Filling Preparation:

  • In a pot, add 3 Tbs of olive oil and the onion finely chopped.
  • Saute` the onion until translucent and add the meat.
  • Saute` the meat for a few mins and add the white wine.
  • Let the alcohol evaporate and add the tomato sauce.
  • Cook the meat for about 40 mins. at medium heat.
  • Once cooked, let the meat cool a bit and drain the excess sauce.
  • Put the meat in a food processor, add the prosciutto and run the food processor for about 10 secs.
  • Pour the content in a bowl, add the mozzarella, Parmigiano cheese, fresh black pepper as desired and a dash of nutmeg.

Cannelloni Preparation:

  • Cover an oven pan with a layer of the tomato sauce.
  • Take each crepe, deposit two Tbs of filling on one side of the crepe, spread it longways and roll the crepe.
  • Deposit the Cannellone in the pan.
  • Prepare all you Cannelloni to fill the pan.
  • Cover each Cannellone with sauce and a generous sprinkle of Parmigiano cheese.
  • Bake for 20 mins. at 400F

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Review by mikejom , Sunday, 28 July 2013 vote imagevote imagevote image
Nice flavor and easy(ish) to make. I added a pinch of crushed red pepper...... I love that extra zing! your social media marketing partner