Stuffed flank steak with tomato sauce

5
5
5
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
2 hr 7 min
Prep
12 min
Cook
1 hr 55 min
Serves
8
Difficulty
Moderate
The garlicky stuffing, with bold flavors from roasted red peppers and two types of cheeses, is sure to please in this French steak dish. For total satisfaction, serve with a side dish of mashed potatoes or pasta, and steamed broccoli or green beans. Just be sure to track any additional SmartPoints®.

Ingredients

reduced-calorie whole wheat bread

2 slice(s), or oat bran bread, made into crumbs

frozen chopped kale

10 oz, thawed and well drained

roasted red peppers (packed in water)

oz, or 1 medium, finely chopped

shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

½ cup(s)

grated Parmesan cheese

¼ cup(s)

garlic clove(s)

2 medium clove(s), finely chopped

egg white(s)

1 large

table salt

1¼ tsp

uncooked lean flank steak

2 pound(s), trimmed of all visible fat

olive oil

1 tsp

uncooked onion(s)

1 small, finely chopped

canned crushed tomatoes

28 oz

black pepper

¼ tsp, freshly ground

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Spray the rack of a roasting pan with nonstick spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, kale, roasted pepper, mozzarella, Parmesan, 1 of the garlic cloves, the egg white, and 1/2 tsp of the salt.
  3. With a long, thin knife held horizontal to your cutting board, split the steak in half lengthwise without cutting all the way through. Open the steak like a book. Sprinkle evenly with the remaining 3⁄4 tsp salt. Spread the bread stuffing over the steak, leaving a 1-inch border. Roll the steak up tightly from one long side. Tie with kitchen string at 1-inch intervals. Place the steak on the rack in the roasting pan. Roast 1 hour. Remove from the oven and let stand 15 minutes, then cut crosswise into 1⁄2-inch slices.
  4. Meanwhile, to prepare the tomato sauce, in a nonstick saucepan, warm the oil, then add the onion and the remaining garlic clove. Sauté until golden, 7–10 minutes. Add the tomatoes and black pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 30 minutes. Serve with the steak slices.

Notes

To save time, use frozen or jarred roasted bell peppers.

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