Stuffed flank steak with tomato sauce

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
2 hr 7 min
12 min
1 hr 55 min
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®.


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


  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.


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