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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.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2018


Recipe Summary

35 mins
50 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  • Mix spinach, scallions, tamari, 2 teaspoons sesame seeds, ginger, sesame oil and garlic in a medium bowl.

  • 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 1/4-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.

  • 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 degrees F to 125 degrees F for medium-rare, 12 to 15 minutes.

  • 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 Facts

3 oz. steak
264 calories; protein 27g; carbohydrates 5.1g; dietary fiber 2.6g; sugars 0.7g; fat 15.1g; saturated fat 4.1g; cholesterol 68.4mg; vitamin a iu 8386.6IU; vitamin c 5.8mg; folate 117.5mcg; calcium 137.6mg; iron 3.5mg; magnesium 82.2mg; potassium 563.9mg; sodium 419.4mg.