Southwestern Flank Steak

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by breezermom

This flank steak is butterflied, and then rolled into a pinwheel shape, filled with spinach and roasted red peppers. If you ask your butcher to butterfly the flank steak, it will save you time and effort....most grocery stores offer this service at no charge. If you have to do it yourself, use a sharp knife to cut the steak in half, cutting almost to, but not completely through the opposite side to form a butterfly shape. Prep and cook time does not include the 8 hour marinating time.

Top Review by swissms

This is very good and presents nicely when sliced. The meat has an excellent flavor. I think next time I will add a bit more cheese to the filling. Made for Newest Zaar tag.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the first 6 ingredients in a bowl; stir well. Place the steak in a large heavy-duty, zip-top plastic bag. Pour the marinade mixture over the steak. Seal the bag securely, and place it in a large bowl. Marinate in the refrigerator for 8 hours, turning occasionally.
  2. Remove the steak from the marinade, discarding the marinade. Spread the spinach over the steak to within 1/2 inch of edges. Top with the red peppers and onions.
  3. Combine the chiles, garlic, cumin and chili powder. Spread the chile mixture over the pepper and onion layer. Sprinkle with cheese. Roll the steak, starting at the short side. Secure with a heavy string at 2 inch intervals. Place in a shallow roasting pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

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