Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Stuffed Flank Steak with Petite Green Beans

I had these ingredients I needed to use; flank steak, spinach, kalamata olives, mushrooms, shallots, garlic, feta cheese, 2 pieces of bacon, and some petite green beans...oh and thyme, salt/pepper. I bet you can guess what I stuffed the flank steak with. :)
Be sure to begin rolling the flank steak with the long side facing you..put the stuffing in the middle. I had some spinach already cooked...I drained it and smooshed it to get all of the liquid out. I diced everything else up..and cooked it in the bacon drippings. Only two pieces of bacon people. [I didn't cook the feta]
I did pound the flank steak out a bit...I used parchment paper over the top before I began beating the meat. It's neater that way don'tcha know.
I put the stuffing down the center..rolled it and then tied it with kitchen string..about every 1 and 1/2 inches. I then salt and peppered the outside and seared it on all sides. I threw it into a 375 degree oven for 22 minutes...then let it rest for 10 minutes covered with foil. As you can see..it is med. rare so cook it longer if you want it medium but not too much longer!
I steamed the green beans in one of those cool steamer bags for 4 minutes, added a pinch of thyme to the bag..shook it up...and then we ate. It really was easy and very delicious...and it looks nice too.
Okay...I hate writing recipes down...and I hate following recipes. That's why I love to cook and HATE baking.


Melly/Melody/or Mel said...

I cannot believe I've NOT had one comment on that meal!?

It's sad..just sad.

Pat said...

I'll be happy to comment...just finished studying. I'm just like you, love to cook and can't bake worth a master chocalatier's ass! How did that happen when Mom was such a great baker?
The dish looks...well, delish. Thanks for the recipe. I think I'll use it Christmas day at Whitney's.

Peg said...

Come on, Melly! I wrote you a private email so I wouldn't look stupid on your blog.

1. I don't really know what flank steak is. I've probably never had it, or if I have, it was boiled beyond recognition.

2. What do you mean that we could guess what you stuffed it with? I mean, if I have to guess, I'm going with stove top.

3. Did you know that stove top can get all effed up if you add a can of condensed soup to it and boil it, or something. Really. Then, I've seen it further effed up by trying to fry the whole salty mess.

Are these the kinds of comments that you were soliciting?

Some people read books about places that they will never travel to. I read your blog about food that I will never see.

best regards!