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Meat Roll à la Dalmatian pot

  • 05/12/2003
  • Moderate difficulty
  • 8
  • 110 min

In a wine cellar “Feniks” in Viškovo, above Rijeka, Živko Milošić, a chef, prepares on an ancient fireplace a Dalmatian pot (peka) with various kinds of meat. As it is, rare are those who can afford this kind of baking; we in Vegeta’s kitchen adapted the recipe of this dish to the modern kitchen conditions.

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  • 2 kg veal
  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • 60 g Dalmatian smoked bacon
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • parsley
  • pepper
  • salt
  • 2 kg potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon Vegeta


  1. 1.
    Finely chopp bacon, parsley and garlic, add Vegeta, lemon juice to your taste and all stir well.
  2. 2.
    Form meat into a big steak. Beat it, slightly season with salt and pepper. Brush it with prepared mixture and fold into a roll. Fasten with a thread, salt it.
  3. 3.
    Put in a baking pan (which replaces a Dalmatian pot) oil and cut potatoes into thicker slices. Season with salt, pepper and stir.
  4. 4.
    Put prepared meat roll on the top of potatoes and covered tight with a lid or foil.
  5. 5.
    Bake in an oven preheated to 200°C. When the meat roll is half baked, turn it and if needed pour under little water and continue to bake tightly covered till its done. Baking time approximately one hour and half.


When the meat roll is done, remove the thread, slice it and serve together with potatoes and salad to your taste.


You may substitute veal with lamb or pork meat.

Little secret

It is important that aluminum foil is tightly fasten to the rims of the pan so that it would not get dry during the baking.

Energy and nutritive values

Energy and nutritive values are calculated for one serving (i.e. for 1 person). If it is a dessert, energy and nutritive values have been calculated for 100 g.

Nutrient Unit of measure Amount F rda (%) M rda (%)
Energy values kcal / kJ 338 / 1.413 - -
Fat g 10,00 - -
Carbohydrates g 54,00 - -
Dietary fibre g 3,00 - -
Protein g 7,00 - -
Salt g 1,07 0 0
Vitamin A μg 24,00 1 0
Vitamin D μg 0,00 0 0
Vitamin C mg 35,00 47 39
Niacin mg 5,00 36 25
Potassium mg 1.022,00 28 28
Calcium mg 16,00 2 2
Phosphorous mg 152,00 19 19

* RDA is based on daily allowances for women of 2000 kcal, and for men of 2900 kcal at the age of 25 to 50. (Source: DRI reports - Macronutrients, Elements, Vitamins, www.nap.edu; Genesis R&D and Podravka d.d.)