*Thin beef roundsteaks labeled for "bracciole" can be substituted
**Equivalent of ready-made gravy may be substituted, but leave out the 1 1/4 cups water.
Saute chopped onion, finely chopped mushrooms & carrots in the 1 tbs of butter in a skillet over medium-low heat.
Combine bread crumbs, bacon, salt & pepper in a medium bowl. Add the sauteed vegetables, including the butter from the pan. Mix well.
Place about 1/4 cup of stuffing on each cube steak and roll up from the narrow end, securing with a toothpick if desired. If there is stuffing left over, cover and set aside.
Place beef rolls in slow cooker, cover and cook on HI 3-4 hrs, LOW 6-8 hours.
If using the brown gravy mix, at the end of the cook time--or whenever beef rolls are done--remove rolls from slow cooker.
Mix the brown gravy mix with the water in a small bowl or measuring cup, making sure there's no lumps. Turn the slow cooker to HI and add the thickly-sliced mushrooms and gravy/water mixture. Stir until thickened and replace the beef rolls in the cooker, cover and cook for 15 more minutes.
If using ready-prepared gravy, simply pour it over the beef rolls, cover the crock pot, set it to HI and cook for 15 minutes or until gravy is heated.
If there is reserved stuffing, reheat in a microwave on HI and serve beef rolls over the stuffing.
Makes 6 beef rolls.