Sesame-Spinach Stuffed Flank Steak

Sesame-Spinach Stuffed Flank Steak

1 Review
From: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2018

This healthy steak recipe is quick enough for a weeknight dinner and yet impressive enough for a dinner party. Round out the meal with baked sweet potatoes and garlic green beans.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 2 scallions, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium tamari
  • 3 teaspoons sesame seeds, divided
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons toasted (dark) sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound flank steak, trimmed
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil


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  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Mix spinach, scallions, tamari, 2 teaspoons sesame seeds, ginger, sesame oil and garlic in a medium bowl.
  3. Place steak on a cutting board and cover with a sheet of plastic wrap; pound with a meat mallet or heavy skillet to an even ¼-inch thickness. Spread the spinach mixture over the steak, leaving a 1-inch border. Starting at one edge of a long side, roll the steak up tightly, tucking in the filling as you go. Tie the steak with kitchen string at 2-inch intervals. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Heat grapeseed oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the steak and cook, turning often, until browned on all sides, about 3 minutes total. Transfer the pan to the oven and roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center of the steak reads 120°F to 125°F for medium-rare, 12 to 15 minutes.
  5. Transfer the steak to a clean cutting board, tent with foil and let rest for 5 minutes. Cut into 8 slices and serve sprinkled with the remaining 1 teaspoon sesame seeds.
  • Equipment: Kitchen string

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 3 oz. steak
  • Per serving: 264 calories; 15 g fat(4 g sat); 3 g fiber; 5 g carbohydrates; 27 g protein; 118 mcg folate; 68 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 8,387 IU vitamin A; 6 mg vitamin C; 138 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 419 mg sodium; 564 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (168% daily value), Folate (30% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½

Reviews 1

January 23, 2018
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By: missyscove
I made a double portion so I would have leftovers to eat later in the week. Misread and prepared it with shallots instead of scallions which I wouldn't recommend as I found the resulting flavor too strong. I also found the sesame flavor a bit too strong and would probably decrease the sesame oil next time.
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