I have such fond memories of our family dinners when I was a child. My mother would make a variety of Italian dishes and the most delicious were the recipes where there were surprise ingredients, like cheese and prosciutto, stuffed or rolled up in the middle. These grilled beef involtini reminds me of those delicious dishes my mother used to make.
Involtini is an Italian word for “rolls”. There are many variations such as beef, zucchini, eggplant or chicken stuffed with some sort of cheese and other tasty fillings. I love making these with beef and I’m filling them with pesto, prosciutto and provolone cheese. I’m using provolone because I love the taste and it melts perfectly. You can also use standard bamboo skewers if you don’t have long metal ones (just be sure to soak them in water to prevent burning). Don’t worry if the rolls don’t look perfect after they’re rolled up – the skewers will help hold them together so they won’t unravel when you’re grilling. Using two parallel skewers prevents the rolls from spinning around when you turn them on the grill.
This dish is hearty and delicious so a simple green salad is all you need to complete the meal. I hope your family enjoys this recipe as much as mine does! Any leftovers make great next-day lunches as well!
If you like this recipe, you should also try my my recipe for Bangin’ Shrimp and Waffles with Honey, Sriracha and Lime Syrup! https://dailytiramisu.com/bangin-shrimp-waffles-with-honey-sriracha-and-lime-syrup/