Monday, May 6, 2013

Spinach and Bacon Rolled Flank Steak

This is one of our favorite ways to enjoy flank steak.  You can literally put whatever you like in the filling.  I have done it with fresh spinach, tomatoes, cheese, red peppers, and all types of various combinations.  This is a great base to get you started.  Play with it and find your favorite combination!

Paired with a baked potato and you have dinner done!
I ran out of kitchen twine, but toothpicks worked great even though they aren't pretty
Spinach and Bacon Rolled Flank Steak
1 1/2 lbs flank steak, pounded 1/4 in thick
2 TBS balsamic vinegar
2 TBS olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
10 frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1 TBS olive oil
1 small onion, diced fine
3 cloves garlic, minced
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 pinch red pepper flakes

  • In a small bowl combine balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper, and 3 cloves of minced garlic
  • Place steak in a ziploc bag and pour marinade over the steak
  • Massage into steak and refrigerate overnight
  • When ready to prepare heat 1 TBS olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat
  • Add onion and garlic and cook until softened, about 3 minutes
  • Add spinach, bacon, salt, pepper, and pepper flakes and cook until heated through
  • Spread mixture over the flank steak and roll up
  • Secure with kitchen twine (or toothpicks), place in a baking dish, and cook for 35 minutes in a 375 degree oven
Pretty simple!  This is such a great recipe and it always impresses.  I love recipes that look like I spent an enormous amount of time even though I didn't.  Try this one and get creative :)

Below is the nutritional value per serving.  This recipe yields approximately 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 195 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 
336
Calories from Fat 
174
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 
19.3g
30%
Saturated Fat 
5.8g
29%
Trans Fat 
0.0g
Cholesterol 
69mg
23%
Sodium 
539mg
22%
Total Carbohydrates 
4.1g
1%
Dietary Fiber 
1.4g
6%
Sugars 
0.7g
Protein 
35.6g
Vitamin A 89%Vitamin C 26%
Calcium 7%Iron 20%
Nutrition Grade B+
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional Analysis

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14 comments:

  1. This looks great!

    This month my blog's monthly round up Pantry Party has a theme of STUFFED. This delicious flank steak would be a perfect addition! If you want to submit this recipe or any others that might fit the theme, check it out here: http://lawstudentscookbook.wordpress.com/2013/04/30/pantry-party-may-2013-announcemen/

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    1. I will definitely check it out! Thanks for letting me know :)

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  2. I have never tried to do this. Spinach and bacon sound really good stuffed inside steak. Thanks for linking, Erika.

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  3. Stuffed steak recipe looks amazing, can't wait to try it...Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  4. This looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing :-)

    Linda
    With A Blast

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  5. What a beautiful steak. Thank you so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a very special Mothers Day Weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thank you! Hope you had a lovely weekend as well!

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  6. This looks delish! Thanks so much for linking up to Give Me The Goods Monday!
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

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