Christmas is just around the corner! Every year around this time, my family always sits down to a nice beef meal and talk about the past year and what we hope to accomplish in the next year. This is a tradition I cherish. This season, you could incorporate beef into a new holiday tradition for your family. Any time there is something to celebrate, I always suggest this recipe. I personally do not think there is a better combination than beef and bleu cheese. Not only is this recipe delicious, it also features one of the many lean cuts of beef. All lean beef cuts have less than 10 grams of total fat, 4.5 grams or less of saturated fat and less than 95 milligrams of cholesterol per 3½-oz serving.
Bleu Cheese Stuffed Flank Steak
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
- 2 teaspoons olive oil, for the steak
- 1/2 cup chopped shallot
- 1/4-1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1/4-1/2 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
- 1 1/2 cups small croutons
- 3-4 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
- 2 tablespoons dry breadcrumbs
- 1 lb flank steak
- Kosher salt
- Fresh ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 350°F; heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil and shallots and cook until soften, add the garlic and thyme. Continue cooking until the shallots are lightly browned. Transfer to a medium-size bowl and let cool slightly. Mix in the croutons, cheese and bread crumbs. Pound the steak to an even thickness. A larger surface area is perfect so as to hold the stuffing. Put the steak on a work surface and mound the blue cheese stuffing lengthwise down the center. Roll the steak and tie off with string securely in several places. Salt and pepper the meat. Heat an over-proof skillet with a thin layer of oil and sear the steak on all sides. Put the skillet in the oven for ten minutes. Turn steak over and leave in for another ten minutes. Take steak out and cover with loose foil for 5-10 minutes and then begin carving. Enjoy.
Merry Christmas everyone!