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!

Recipe:
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!


4 comments:

Trixie said...

Beautiful!!!
BTW: Costco..who new:)

Kaye said...

What is the side dish? I can't figure out what that is! Looks colorful!

Kelly Greco said...

Hi Kaye! It's just sweet potato, peeled, sliced and baked with a little olive oil and black pepper (350 degree oven for about 30-40 minutes). Thanks!! :-)

Shari Baby said...

Kelly,

I was meaning to post and forgot until I got on here today! I made this dinner for a friend and he LOVED it! Although your roll looked way better and tighter than mine did.....thanks for the delicious recipes!


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