Spinach and Blue Cheese-Stuffed Flank Steak
photo by NICK SUHADOLNIK
- Ready In:
- 10 ounces bag frozen chopped spinach, thawed
- 1⁄3 cup pine nuts
- 4 ounces blue cheese
- 2 tablespoons minced roasted garlic
- 1 1⁄4 - 1 1⁄2 lbs flank steaks
- 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1⁄2 teaspoon seasoning salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 6 -8 drops liquid smoke
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Place the thawed spinach in the center of a kitchen towel. Holding the towel over the sink, twist it to squeeze excess water out of the spinach.
- Open the towel and place the spinach in a food processor, along with the pine nuts, blue cheese, and garlic. Pulse until the ingredients form a thick paste.
- Place the flank steak flat on a work surface and using your fingers and/or a silicone spatula, spread the spinach and cheese mixture evenly over the entire steak.
- Roll the steak into a cylinder and, using kitchen twine, tie the roll securely about every two inches.
- Mix one tablespoons olive oil with seasoning salt, pepper and liquid smoke. Brush mixture over the whole outer surface of the steak roll.
- In a large, deep skillet over medium-high, heat the remaining oil. Add the steak roll and sear one side for about 1 1/2 minutes. Use tongs to rotate the roll 1/4 turn, searing for another 1 1/2 minutes. Continue until all sides are seared.
- Transfer the roll to a rack, place on a baking sheet or pan and place in oven to roast for 15 to 20 minutes, or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the roll reads 140 degrees F.
- Remove from oven, let stand for 5 minutes. Slice, serve, and enjoy!
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I learned to cook at home as a child and it's been a hobby of mine ever since. Although I can get creative, I steal most of my ideas from the one hundred or so cookbooks I have accumulated through the years, or attempting to copy wonderful meals I find in restaurants.