Recipe Sifter

  • Start Here
    • Course
    • Main Ingredient
    • Cuisine
    • Preparation
    • Occasion
    • Diet
    • Nutrition

Select () or exclude () categories to narrow your recipe search.


As you select categories, the number of matching recipes will update.

Make some selections to begin narrowing your results.
  • Calories
  • Amount per serving
    1. Total Fat
    2. Saturated Fat
    3. Polyunsat. Fat
    4. Monounsat. Fat
    5. Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Total Carbohydrates
    1. Dietary Fiber
    2. Sugars
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin E
  • Magnesium
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Find exactly what you're looking for with the web's most powerful recipe filtering tool.

    You are in: Home / Recipes / Grilled California Pesto-Stuffed Steaks Recipe
    Lost? Site Map

    Grilled California Pesto-Stuffed Steaks

    Grilled California Pesto-Stuffed Steaks. Photo by Rita~

    1/2 Photos of Grilled California Pesto-Stuffed Steaks

    more photos

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    20 mins

    10 mins

    10 mins

    Alskann's Note:

    A delicious and flavorful way to fix steaks! Serve a tossed spinach salad and crusty garlic bread on the side. New York strip or sirloin steak can be substituted for the rib-eye.

    • Save to Recipe Box

    • Add to Grocery List

    • Print

    • Email

    My Private Note



    Units: US | Metric

    • 2 rib eye steaks, 1 1/2 inch thick (about 2 lbs.)
    • 1/4 cup pesto sauce (Store bought or you can use the recipe below)
    • 2 tablespoons finely shredded parmesan cheese
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil

    Basil Pesto ingredients


    1. 1
      Heat grill to medium heat.
    2. 2
      Make horizontal cut in side of each steak, forming a pocket (do not cut through to opposite side).
    3. 3
      Mix pesto and cheese; spread evenly on insides of pockets; press pockets closed.
    4. 4
      Drizzle oil over beef.
    5. 5
      Place steaks on hot grill.
    6. 6
      Cover and grill beef 4 to 5 inches from medium heat 12 to 14 minutes for medium doneness, turning once with a tongs.
    7. 7
      To serve, cut beef into thick strips.
    8. 8
      Pesto intructions:.
    9. 9
      Combine the basil in food processor with the pinenuts, pulse a few times.
    10. 10
      Add the garlic, pulse a few times more.
    11. 11
      Slowly add the olive oil in a constant stream while the food processor is on.
    12. 12
      Stop to scrape down the sides of the food processor with a rubber spatula.
    13. 13
      Add the grated Romano cheese and pulse again until blended.
    14. 14
      Add a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

    Browse Our Top Steak Recipes

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 16, 2009


      We liked this but used a 1 lb flat iron steak with 3/4 of the pesto. Flat iron is a bit leaner so we felt it needed more pesto flavor. It was good with some sauteed mushroom and zucchini on the side.

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
    • on June 07, 2007


      Excellent! Just loved this. I used Arugula Basil Pesto to stuff into the steaks. I made a small hole into a simi frozen steak then with the knife moved it so the inside was wider then the hole. Once filled with the pesto I topped with a slice of cheese to help hold the pesto in. Let the steaks come to room temperature. Then grilled for 7 minutes. Thanks!

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No


    Nutritional Facts for Grilled California Pesto-Stuffed Steaks

    Serving Size: 1 (78 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 404.3
    Calories from Fat 376
    Total Fat 41.7 g
    Saturated Fat 7.0 g
    Cholesterol 13.2 mg
    Sodium 168.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 3.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    Sugars 0.5 g
    Protein 6.7 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    rib eye steaks

    pesto sauce

    Ideas from

    Advertisement Network of Sites

    • Mexican Recipes
    • Chinese Recipes
    • Australian Recipes
    • Breakfast Recipes
    • Greek Recipes
    • Restaurant Recipes
    • Italian Recipes
    • Christmas Recipes
    • Thanksgiving Recipes
    • Southern Recipes
    • Dessert Recipes
    • Deep Fried Recipes
    • Thai Recipes
    • Low Cholesterol Recipes
    • Indian Recipes
    • Healthy Recipes
    • Meatloaf Recipes