Soy-Glazed Beef & Vegetable Rolls
From EatingWell: October/November 2005
These juicy beef rolls are terrific for entertaining because you can prepare them in the morning and broil them at the last minute. Pounding the flank steak to 1/8-inch thickness lets the beef cook through without charring the vegetables.
- 1 pound flank steak, trimmed of fat
- 1/2 cup reduced-sodium beef broth, or chicken broth
- 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon dry sherry
- 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon chile-garlic sauce, (see Ingredient note)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 16 thin asparagus spears, trimmed
- 8 scallions, trimmed
- 1 red bell pepper
- Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a Dutch oven.
- Meanwhile, slice steak in half lengthwise. Cut each half crosswise into 8 strips. Place each strip, cut side up, between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and pound with the smooth side of a meat mallet or a heavy saucepan until flattened to about 1/8 inch thick. Place the beef in a shallow glass or ceramic baking dish.
- Whisk broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, sherry, sesame oil, chile-garlic sauce and garlic in a medium bowl until the sugar has dissolved. Pour the mixture over the beef, turning to coat. Let marinate 10 minutes.
- Add asparagus to the boiling water and simmer over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add scallions and cook for 1 minute more. Drain and rinse with cool water. Cut the asparagus in half. Cut the scallions in half crosswise, then lengthwise. Slice bell pepper into 32 thin strips.
- Place rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler. Line a baking sheet with foil.
- To prepare rolls, lay a strip of beef on a work surface. Place 2 pieces of asparagus, 2 pieces of scallion and 2 pieces of bell pepper crosswise on the beef. Roll the beef around the vegetables. Place the roll, seam-side down, on the prepared baking sheet. Continue with the remaining beef and vegetables, making 16 rolls total. Transfer the remaining marinade to a small saucepan.
- Broil the rolls until the beef is cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, bring the marinade to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 5 minutes. Serve rolls topped with the reduced marinade.
Tips & Notes
- Make Ahead Tip: Prepare the rolls through Step 6, cover and refrigerate the rolls and the unheated marinade for up to 8 hours. Just before serving, broil the rolls and reduce the marinade (Steps 5, 7 & 8).
- Ingredient Note: Chile-garlic sauce (or chili-garlic sauce, or paste) is a blend of ground chiles, garlic and vinegar and is commonly used to add heat and flavor to Asian soups, sauces and stir-fries. It can be found in the Asian section of large supermarkets and will keep for up to 1 year in the refrigerator.
Per serving: 270 calories; 11 g fat (4 g sat, 4 g mono); 70 mg cholesterol; 17 g carbohydrates; 27 g protein; 3 g fiber; 573 mg sodium; 669 mg potassium.
Carbohydrate Servings: 1
Exchanges: 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1 vegetable, 3.5 lean meat
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- Main Ingredient
- Type of Dish
- Main dish, meat
- Ease of Preparation
- Total Time
- 1 hour or less
- October/November 2005