My children and the extended family children and grandchildren started eating cannelloni at a very young age, and grew up calling it their favorite meal. I usually prepare it in advance, freeze it, and do the final cooking just before serving. It’s always a winner at family reunion and big holidays.
- Prepare the mix:
- 3 eggs
- 1 ¾ cups of 2% milk
- Tsp of butter 1 cup of flour
Mix together in a blender or mixer.
- Prepare the pancakes (or crèpes)
- Use an electric skillet or any other type but adjust the stove temperature to 400o
- Melt ½ a Tsp of butter in the skillet at 400o
- Measure ¼ cup of the mix and pour over the melted butter
- Spread evenly in the skillet
- Remove when cooked and slid in a plate
- Repeat until the whole mix is made into pancakes
- You usually get 10 big pancakes with one dose of mix.
- I like to cut all the pancakes in half.
- Prepare the filling
- 1 lb of ground beef
- 1 small onion
- 1 tsp all spice
- Salt and pepper
- 1 cup Ragu tomato sauce
Darken and cook the ground beef, onion and spices, until well cooked. Add the sauce and simmer till the meat is done. Set aside.
- Rolling the cannelloni
- Use a clean plate. Arrange one half pancake on it.
- Transfer a Tsp of ground meat over the pancake and roll it over to form a cannelloni.
Repeat with the rest of the pancakes. With this dose of mix you can prepare about 20 small cannellonis or 10 big ones.
- Spray the the pan with Pam Brush the bottom with tomato sauce.
- Arrange the cannellonis in a 9×13 pan in two rows.
- Pour enough tomato sauce to cover each cannelloni
- Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese or Romano cheese.
- Bake at 300o for 20 minutes.
Here is Bosty, my grandchildren’s dog waiting for Grandma to have him taste whatever she’s cooking that smells so good.
I use some of my recipes in my romance novels, whenever I have a grandmother of Italian or Greek background.
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