Monday, December 13, 2010
Festive Rolled Flank Steak with Spinach
Tonight's dinner was fun and even a bit festive! We always buy flank steak when we go to Costco. It guarantees at least two dinners, and it has become one of my favorite cuts of meat! It's incredibly versatile and always so delicious!
about 2 lbs. Flank steak
1- 10 oz. box frozen spinach, chopped
1 large shallot, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
3-4 slices bacon, cooked and chopped, reserve fat
1 tsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. sea salt (optional)
3 pieces baking string
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a cast-iron or heavy skillet, cook bacon slices. When bacon is done, remove and set aside to cool. Set the skillet aside, reserving the bacon fat. Follow instructions on package to thaw & steam frozen spinach. Set aside. In a separate skillet, saute shallots and garlic in olive oil. Add spinach. Chop bacon and add to skillet. Mix all ingredients well and set aside. Rub some salt, pepper, and garlic powder on flank steak. Spread spinach mixture over flank steak. Roll steak lengthwise, and secure with string. Heat bacon fat back up in skillet over med-hi heat and brown flank steak on all sides. Put browned flank steak in a baking dish and bake for 35-45 minutes (until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees). Cut the flank roll into pretty pinwheel steak slices!
It turned out festive looking and was very tasty... hope you enjoy!