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Flank steak roll stuffed with spinach peppers and blue cheese, sliced like pinwheels
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Stuffed Flank Steak

These flank steak pinwheels are stuffed with blue cheese, spinach and roasted peppers.  They're easy enough for a weeknight meal, yet impressive enough for your next dinner party.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 269kcal
Cost $30

Equipment

  • kitchen twine

Ingredients

  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 pkg frozen spinach, thawed and extracted of water
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup blue cheese
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice from half of a lemon
  • 1 tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 1 ½ lbs. Flank Steak butterflied
  • salt & pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Turn the broiler on high.  Place the bell peppers on a baking sheet and place under the broiler. Turn every few minutes until both peppers are completely black
  • Remove from the broiler and place in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap for 10 minutes.
  • Turn off the broiler and preheat the oven to 425.
  • Combine egg yolk, spinach, garlic, lemon juice, vinegar, cheese, and bread crumbs in a bowl.  Set aside
  • Once the peppers are cool enough to touch, peel off blackened skin, it should come off easily.  Dice the peppers and add them to the spinach mixture.
  • Butterfly the steak (or have the butcher do it!) and lay it out.  Spread the spinach mixture on top leaving a one inch boarder around the edges.
  • Roll steak up and secure with kitchen twine.
  • Sprinkle Salt and Pepper over the steak roll.
  • Bake for 35 minutes.  
  • Turn on the broiler again and bake for 10 minutes more, turning once.  This browns up the meat beautifully.
  • Remove from the oven and let rest for 10 minutes, slice and serve.

Video

Notes

  • Have your butcher butterfly the steak for you.
  • To get a head start, thaw the spinach and prepare the peppers the day before, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • You can use jarred roasted peppers in place of roasting them yourself.
  • substitute goat cheese, shredded mozzarella, or provolone cheese for the blue cheese.
  • For a low carb option, substitute almond flour or oat flour for the bread crumbs
  • Use 2 sets of tongs to turn the meat halfway through it's broiling time. Take it out the oven, use a pair of tongs in each hand and grab the ends of the steak roll, turn it halfway, and put it back in the oven. 
 
 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 321mg | Potassium: 680mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 6340IU | Vitamin C: 66.2mg | Calcium: 167mg | Iron: 3.4mg