ARGENTINE STYLE STUFFED FLANK STEAK
Rose Mary Mogan
This is my improvised version using ingredients I had available. Because this was the first time I made the recipe I cooked it as suggested but would recommend checking internal temperature after the first hour for about or near 130 degrees F. add additional time as needed, keeping in mind internal temperature will rise 5 to 10 degrees when tented with foil.
The hardest part was tying it together, it took both my hubby & I. We loved the flavors of dish. It is quite an impressive presentation.
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- 1 1/2 lb
- beef flank steak,trimmed of excess fat & silver skin
- 1 Tbsp
- each red wine vinegar and paprika (i used a bit more)
- 2 Tbsp
- tomato paste (i used a bit more
- 2 clove
- minced garlic (i used 6 we love garlic)
- 4 Tbsp
- olive oil
- 1/4 lb
- prosciutto thinly sliced,( i used imported ham)
- 1 bunch
- spinach carefully stemmed & washed (i used chopped frozen broccoli thawed)
- 1 large
- carrot grated (about 1 1/2 cups)
- 1/2 large
- yellow onion, sliced (i used enough to cover the surface)
- 1 large
- red bell pepper (capsicum) roasted (i used jarred variety)
- 1 c
- fresh basil leaves ( i used 2 teaspoons of dried)
- 1/2 c
- each dried bread crumbs( i used panko) & grated pecorino romano cheese (i used 4 cheese italian blend)
- 2 tsp
- dried thyme
- salt & pepper (i used steak seasoning)
- 1/2 c
- each (4 ounces) white wine and marsala (i used all moscato)
- 1 c
- 8 oz. beef stock (i used heinz beef jar gravy)
- 1 Tbsp
- worcestershire sauce
1Keep in mind this recipe takes quite a bit of time to complete, at least it did for me, because I wanted to make sure I did it correctly. I REWROTE the instructions BEFORE even tackling this recipe because of it's length & to make it where I could understand and get all of the steps done in order as given. This is the book I used for my IMPROVISED VERSION. You will be pleased when this dish is completed.
13From the long end Roll the meat into a tight cylinder (Roll) and tie with kitchen string. To keep all the stuffing inside, I needed my husband to help in this step. So as not to waste any of the stuffing mixture, that fell out during tying, I placed it in the center of the roasting pan to use as a bed for the roast.
14With the seam side down, rub with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, then sprinkle with salt and pepper, and the remaining teaspoon of thyme. Using a large heavy pan or skillet over medium high heat, add the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil, add the meat and brown on all sides, about 5 minutes. PLEASE NOTE BECAUSE OF THE SIZE OF THE ROLLED MEAT, I OMITTED BROWNING ALL SIDES IN THIS STEP & I BRUSHED THE TOP WITH THE OLIVE OIL, AND SPRINKLED LIGHTLY WITH PAPRIKA TO BROWN WHEN PLACED IN THE OVEN. This is the original recipe page.
15Spray a long roasting pan with non stick cooking spray. All of the veggies that fell out while I was trying to tie the roast, I placed in the center of the pan. Then added the roast, with the seam side down. Place in preheated 350 degree F. oven and roast for about 45 minutes. Then take the internal temperature. REMEMBER YOU WANT IT TO REACH AT LEAST 130 DEGREES F (54 DEGREES C) Put back into oven if more time is needed. until an instant read thermometer registers 130 degrees F.
16Now lift the meat and add the 1/2 cup of wine into the pan underneath the meat to prevent it from sticking. Roast until desired temperature is reached (THE BOOK SUGGESTED ABOUT AN HOUR) BUT you may not need all of the additional time as I later learned, so check after the first 15 to 20 minutes or so.
17Now transfer meat to a cutting board or platter, and cover loosely with aluminum foil. Temperature will continue to rise 5 to 10 degrees) so allow for the rise in temperature when you remove it from the oven. THE HARDEST PART WAS DIVIDING THIS RECIPE INTO INDIVIDUAL STEPS, & ADDING THE PICTURES TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR YOU.
18Now add 1/2 cup Marsala (I used Moscato) to the roasting pan. I added everything to a medium sauce pan. Then place over high heat. Scrape the brown bits from bottom of pan. Add the 1 cup of Beef Stock, I used Beef Gravy, dilute with wine if needed. add 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce and remaining tomato paste and cook until it reduces by about half about 5 minutes. Strain through a fine mesh sieve.
20Transfer meat to individual plates and ladle sauce over each serving. Garnish with chopped green onions if desired. Serve with your favorite side item. The book suggested Fried Polenta, but serve what you like, potatoes, pasta or rice. This recipe was well worth all the time needed to make it a successful recipe.