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Spinach and Feta Stuffed Flank Steak

Spinach and Feta Stuffed Flank Steak

This Spinach and Feta Stuffed Flank Steak may look and taste fancy and complicated, but you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find that it’s quite simple! The steak cooks beautifully and the filling of spinach, feta, sun dried tomatoes, olives and fresh herbs is the perfect complement. My husband the meat enthusiast gave it two big thumbs up, and it’s hard to get his approval on steak that was cooked anywhere but a grill. He said “it’s so tender” and “wow, it’s super good” multiple times, so that’s a rave review. This is a great main course to make for company because it looks impressive and is deceptively easy – I love when that happens!

Spinach and Feta Stuffed Flank Steak

Looking for more meat-focused main dishes? Try my Raspberry Chipotle Pork Tenderloin, Cream Cheese Stuffed Everything Chicken, Lemon Pepper Iced Tea Chicken, Slow Cooker Mustard-Rubbed Pulled Pork, Cheesy Bacon BBQ Chicken, Slow Cooker Beef Braciole, Chicken Milanese with Spinach and Burst Tomatoes, Slow Cooker Beef Stew, Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Ginger Peach Sauce, Pizza Chicken Roulades, Keema (Indian Spiced Beef), Bacon-Wrapped BBQ Meatloaf, Shredded Mexican Chicken, Slow Cooker Balsamic Beef, Chicken Piccata, Cheesy Chicken and Stuffing and so many more in the Main Dishes category of my recipe index!

Spinach and Feta Stuffed Flank Steak

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Spinach and Feta Stuffed Flank Steak

Yield: 6 (2 slice) servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 (2 lb) flank steak, butterflied (you can do this yourself, OR you can ask the butcher/meat dept at your grocery store to do it, which is much easier – ask them for twine to tie this up while you’re at it!)
  • 1 (10 oz) package frozen chopped spinach, defrosted and squeezed to remove excess liquid
  • 2 tablespoons chopped sun dried tomatoes (the dry kind, not packed in oil – I used California Sun Dry brand)
  • 12 pitted kalamata olives, chopped
  • 5 oz crumbled Feta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt, divided
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

*You will also need twine to tie the meat once it is rolled – ask for it at your meat department!

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 425. If you are butterflying the steak yourself, here’s a handy how-to video.
  2. Place the butterflied flank steak on a cutting board. You want the steak to be between ¼”-1/2” thick. If there are parts that are unevenly thick, try to flatten them out with a meat mallet for even thickness. Season by sprinkling a bit of salt and pepper over the steak.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the spinach, sun dried tomatoes, olives, Feta cheese, basil, parsley, ¼ teaspoon of the garlic salt, ¼ teaspoon of the black pepper, the ¼ teaspoon of salt and the egg yolk. Stir until well combined.
  4. Turn the steak if needed so that the “grain” of the steak is running left to right in front of you. Spread the spinach mixture evenly across the surface of the butterflied steak, leaving an inch or so at the back bare. Starting with the side closest to you, roll the steak tightly forward, around the filling, until the roll is complete. Use twine to tie up the rolled steak about every 2 inches. If any filling is escaping out the sides, make sure to tuck it back in.
  5. Transfer the stuffed steak roll to a 9×13 baking dish (or similar) and use a pastry brush to brush the olive oil all over the surface of the steak. Sprinkle with the remaining ¼ teaspoon garlic salt and ¼ teaspoon black pepper. Place in the pre-heated oven and bake for 35 minutes*. Turn the oven to broil and broil for 5-10 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow the steak to rest for 15 minutes before removing the twine and slicing. Cut into 12 slices with a serrated knife and serve.

*This cooks the steak to around medium in the center, if you want yours to be cooked further you can add a few minutes (don’t go crazy adding time though, the steak will continue to cook as it rests).

Weight Watchers SmartPoints:
9 per (2 slice) serving (SPs calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)

Weight Watchers Points Plus:
9 per (2 slice) serving (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)

Nutrition Information:
372 calories, 7 g carbs, 3 g sugars, 21 g fat, 9 g saturated fat, 37 g protein, 2 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)

adapted from recipe.com

   
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10 Responses to “Spinach and Feta Stuffed Flank Steak”

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    Ang — October 23, 2015 @ 10:34 am

    This looks and sounds incredible! I’ll try it out on my family, and then I’ll make a double batch for an upcoming (special occasion) dinner party. Since we’ve never been disappointed with any of your recipes, I’m sure that this one will also be a winner!

    • Emily Bites replied: — October 23rd, 2015 @ 10:53 am

      Thanks Ang, I hope you and your family love this one! Let me know how it turns out 🙂

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    Thomas — October 23, 2015 @ 10:48 am

    When you say Grain – Left to right..
    does that mean the grain should be vertical or horizontal? that one confused me.

    I am going to try to pull this off on Sat, should be a hoot.. I am leaving out the olives as I am not a fan, any ideas on a sub for that ingredient?

    Thank you so much for the recipes I am a beginner but I have cooked a few of thee and some of these have really knocked my wife’s socks off!

    • Emily Bites replied: — October 23rd, 2015 @ 10:52 am

      Hi Thomas! Left to right as in side to side/horizontal when you’re facing it. I hope that’s more clear! I hope you and your wife both love this one! I think you can skip the olives altogether, add more sun dried tomatoes, or add capers or artichokes or something else yummy and salty. Thanks for your comment, let me know how it turns out!

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    Beth — October 23, 2015 @ 7:37 pm

    Do you think blue cheese could be substituted for the feta? Would that help with the omission of the olives as well possibly? My husband really doesn’t like feta. We love all of your recipes, we have the cajun chicken pasta for special occasions in our household!

    • Emily Bites replied: — October 30th, 2015 @ 2:48 pm

      You could certainly use blue cheese! I hope you both love this one 🙂

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    Thomas — October 26, 2015 @ 7:05 pm

    Completed this tonight!
    I need to practice on the roll up, but it turned out pretty good! I subbed in artichoke for the olives and had the steak butterflied at the butcher. This was excellent with Broccoli and white potatoes.
    Jen Loved it!
    Thanks so much for the help and wonderful recipe

    • Emily Bites replied: — October 30th, 2015 @ 2:46 pm

      I’m glad it was a hit! I hear you that rolling takes practice 🙂

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    Ronnie Spitzer — November 18, 2015 @ 3:02 pm

    Delicious, what a great idea. Next time, I’ll put the thinner flank steak portion in the center, not the outside, or make two rolls.

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    Nicole — November 18, 2015 @ 8:09 pm

    This was AMAZING!!!!!!

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