Saturday, December 26, 2009

Stuffed Flank Steak Spirals - Pink Saturday


From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I made and froze these steak spirals several days ago in order to make tonight's meal really simple. While I stuffed these with spinach and goat cheese, anything that appeals to you could be used. I've had great success using sun-dried tomatoes with arugula and feta cheese as an alternate filling. Winter weather in Oregon allows those of us who wish to do so, to grill outdoors. It's also possible to prepare these steaks in a griddle pan on top of the stove. When grilled, I suggest they be cooked for six minutes on each side. Flank steak can become tough if cooked too long. However you cook these, be sure to let them rest for at least 10 minutes before serving. The spirals are wonderful to have on hand for busy days. I think you'll like their simplicity. Here's the recipe.

Stuffed Flank Steak Spirals...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite

Ingredients:
1 1-1/2 to 2 lb. butterflied flank steak
Kosher salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced finely
6 ounces fresh baby spinach or chard
3 ounces crumbled goat cheese
Optionsl Garnish: chopped parsley or dill

Directions:
1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Season flank steak with salt and pepper. Set aside.
2) Heat olive oil in a saute pan over medium-high heat. Add minced garlic. Cook 1 minute, being careful not to burn. Add spinach and cook just until wilted, a minute or two. Remove from heat and let cool.
3) Lay flank steak out on a cutting board with long end parallel to you. Spread spinach in a thin strip horizontally down middle of the steak. Top with the crumbled goat cheese. Tuck short ends in on sides, then roll long side away from you. Place kitchen twine around steak at 1/2-inch intervals. Wrap in plastic warp and chill for several hours or overnight.
4) Adjust a rack to upper third of oven. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
5) Cut steak crosswise into 6 pieces. Heat a saute pan with an oven-proof handle over medium-high heat. When pan is hot, spray steak with olive oil cooking spray and place in hot pan. Sear both sides of flank steak until just browned, about 2 minutes per side.
6) Transfer pan to upper third of oven and bake until internal temperature reaches 130 degrees, about 15 minutes. Let rest for 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with chopped parsley or dill if desired. Yield: 6 servings.

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29 comments:

dottydotty said...

they look amazing cute baby too hope you had a fab christmas happy pink saturday:)

Martha said...

I know you had a great Christmas. These spirals look yummy!

My Little Space said...

Oh Mary, your grandson is so adorable! Mmuakkk.... ((hugs)) & kisses! And the steak looks awesome too. Have a wonderful weekend! Cheers always.
Best wishes, Kristy

Donna-FFW said...

They look fabulous, and the filling sounds scrumptious. Adorable grandbaby!

Debbie said...

I think I may try this with some spinach and pepper jack filling??? I'll let you know. Thanks for the great idea. As always, you presented us with a beautiful post. You have an award waiting for you on my blog. Merry Christmas:)I would love to cuddle up with your grandson.

George Gaston said...

Mary, What a great idea for Christmas night dinner. Your recipe is simple, flavorful and sounds delicious. I am sure your grandson has been a gift to all during this joyous season. Awesome recipe and many thanks for the idea.

mbkatc230 said...

Oh my goodness, he is absolutely adorable. What a fantastic picture! And the recipe looks wonderful too! Kathy

lk (Healthy Delicious) said...

what a little cutie!!!!

those steak spirals look great. I haven't made those in forever, but I really like them with sundried tomatoes, spinach, and boursin.

Hope you had a gret christmas!

Tracey said...

Those look amazing! Anything that includes beef and cheese and right up my alley!

Love the picture of the baby!

Hugs, Tracey

The Chef In My Head said...

Sweet smile!! I'm sure you had a wonderful Christmas. The spirals sound very simple and very good. We will still have waves of family on their way, these will be perfect.

Lisa said...

Great pictures...such a cutie! My hubby would love these. Hope you had a merry Christmas!

Katy ~ said...

Just loved your comment about "Grandma's coming." Just really pulls at my heartstrings.

The steak spirals look good. A simple way to make a meal look festive.

Chef E said...

I just spent two days with our new nephew, and oh are they so much fun! Of course you can send them home with the parents, ha, but we played, and danced for two glorious days!

The steak looks devine, one of my favorites!

happilyretired said...

Aw ... what an adorable QT ;-)
Hope you had a WONDERFUL Christmas with family. Thanks for sharing this tasty recipe. Happy Pink Saturday.
Hugs and blessings,

A Year on the Grill said...

looks wonderful and hardy mid-westerners have been known to grill year round... We just do it in snow boots.

And I LOVE that shot of the new grandbaby

Beverly said...

Mary, just look at that precious face and that sweet smile. I know how much grandma loves that little one.

And the steaks. Mmmm!

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Holidays.

theUngourmet said...

What a darling photo! :0)

Your spirals look terrific. Great idea freezing them!

Claudia said...

Delicious, delicious. I'm moving to Oregon to grill in December. And to smile at that gorgeous baby!

Deborah said...

They are gorgeous, and what a beautiful baby!

suesueb said...

The steaks look scrumptious but that baby pic is simply perfect! Hope you had a wonderful trip and Happy Holidays!! Happy pink week!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

What a sweet baby!

I'm adding the steak to my file. They look wonderful!

Lea Ann said...

What an adorable little child. Great photo.

Love these Flank Steak Spirals. Can't wait to try them. Thanks for the idea.

dana said...

What a sweet little face!

OMG...that recipe looks awesome! Thanks for such a great share!

Happy belated Pink Sat. and Merry Christmas. The Cranberry Glog also sounds like a winner!

Dana

Lorie said...

Your grandbaby...there are no words. I want to reach through the screen and kiss those little happy cheeks. I bet he smells good, too. I can smell him from here.:o)

And your flank steaks look delicious but not as delicious as that sweet little baby.

Elena said...

Hi Mary ... just popping in quickly via a friends computer while I'm away to wish you a belated happy pink saturday. I hope your Christmas was joyful & special..... and wishing you a happy & wonderful new year :)
I look forward to chatting with you again when I get back in the new year. God Bless.

ciao for now,
Elena :)
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OMG that picture of baby is so darn cute...

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