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Greek-Style Flank Steak Wheels

November 2010
Greek-Style Flank Steak Wheels

by 2 people

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Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients
  • 1 pound flank steak
  • 2 cups loosely packed farm spinach or baby spinach leaves
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped kalamata olives or chopped, softened sun-dried tomatoes, for filling (optional)
  • Salt and coarse black pepper
  • 1/4 cup EVOO (extra-virgin olive oil), plus more for drizzling
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced or finely chopped
  • 1 small chile pepper, seeded and finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon oregano or marjoram (about 1/3 palmful)
  • Warm crusty bread, flatbread or pita bread, for mopping
Directions
  1. Preheat a grill pan or large cast-iron griddle or skillet to medium-high. Position a rack-lined baking sheet in the oven and preheat to 425 degrees . Cut horizontally through the middle of the steak, but not all the way through the meat, to make a deep slit; spread the steak open like a book.
  2. Top the meat with the spinach, feta and olives (or sun-dried tomatoes), if using; season with pepper. Tightly roll up the meat into a long, thin log and tie with kitchen string to secure. Season the meat with salt and more pepper and drizzle with EVOO. Add the steak to the hot grill pan and grill all over, 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer the steak to the prepared rack in the oven and cook for 10 to 12 minutes more for medium-rare. Let the meat rest for about 5 minutes.
  3. While the meat is cooking, in a saucepan, heat 1/4 cup EVOO, 4 turns of the pan, over medium-low heat. Add the garlic, chile and oregano and cook for a couple of minutes, then remove from the heat.
  4. To serve, slice the steak into thin wheels and arrange on plates. Top with the garlic oil and serve with the warm bread.