How to Make Maltese Bragioli (Beef Olives)

by Elaine Pullicino


  • 3 Bragioli
  • 3 Potato
  • 2 Onions
  • Carrots (Optional)
  • Peas (optional)
  • 1 Teaspoon Oil
  • 1 Pinch Salt
  • 1 Pinch Pepper
  • Red wine
  • 4 Garlic cloves
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    First wrap lean beef with minced beef to make the bragioli. One beef olive serves one person.

    Step 2

    Required ingredients: 130 ml ragu sauce, onions, garlic and potatoes. One can add carrots and peas. For this recipe, I am going to add carrots. Seasonings: bay leaves, salt and pepper.

    Step 3

    Peel the potatoes.

    Step 4

    Peel and finely dice the onions.

    Step 5

    For colour and taste, I like to add carrots. Peel the carrots.

    Step 6

    Peel and finely cop the garlic.

    Step 7

    Place one teaspoon of oil in a medium size saucepan.

    Step 8

    Step 9

    Step 10

    Step 11

    Place the chopped onions and garlic in the saucepan. Stir well with a wooden spoon.

    Step 12

    Dice the carrots.

    Step 13

    Dice the potatoes.

    Step 14

    Step 15

    Pour half of cup of red wine. Stir well.

    Step 16

    Add the chopped potatoes and carrots into the saucepan.

    Step 17

    Add ragu sauce.

    Step 18

    Add a pinch of salt and pepper.

    Step 19

    Add bay leaves.

    Step 20

    Stir well.

    Step 21

    Place the bragioli in the saucepan.

    Step 22

    Close the saucepan with the its' lid.

    Step 23

    After 15 mins on medium heat, stir the bragioli. Leave them for 20 mins more.

    Step 24

    Serve the bragioli with stew. Enjoy your Maltese meal!! :)