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flank steak florentine

Recipe by
Lynette !
Gulf Breeze, FL

My local grocery store sells this pre-made at the butcher case. I thought I'd see if I could come up with a tastier version!

yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 25 Min
cook time 1 Hr 50 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For flank steak florentine

  • 2 lb
    flank steak, (2 1-pound steaks)
  • 10 oz
    package frozen, chopped spinach
  • 1 lg
    egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 c
    soft breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 c
    shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tsp
    rubbed sage
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 dash
    black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 8 oz
    can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 c
    burgundy wine
  • 1/2 c
    onion, chopped
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/4 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour

How To Make flank steak florentine

  • 1
    Pound stead to 1/4 inch thickness, using a meat mallet or a rolling pin. Set aside.
  • 2
    Cook the spinach according to the package directions. Drain well. Combine spinach, egg, and the next 5 ingredients in a medium bowl; stir well. Spread half of the spinach mixture over each flank steak to within 1 inch of the sides. Roll up the steaks , starting with the short sides. Tie with heavy kitchen string at 2-inch intervals.
  • 3
    Brown the steaks in hot oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place the steaks in an ungreased 11 x 7 x 1 1/2 inch baking dish.
  • 4
    Combine the tomato sauce, wine, onion, and garlic; pour over the steaks. Cover and bake at 350° for 1 1/2 hours. Remove the steaks to a serving platter, reserving the tomato sauce mix. Set aside and keep warm.
  • 5
    Add enough water to the tomato mixture to measure 1 3/4 cups. Place tomato sauce mixture in a small saucepan. Combine 1/4 cup water and flour, stirring until smooth. Stir the flour mixture into the tomato sauce mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened and bubbly.
  • 6
    To serve, slice the steak diagonally across the grain into 1 inch slices. Serve with the tomato gravy.

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