This post first appeared over at Real Housemoms where I’m a contributor.
These Balsamic Steak Roll Ups combine steak and vegetables into one easy dinner recipe that can be cooked on your grill or stove top!
I love steak and I love asparagus and this recipe is the perfect marriage of the two. With spring in the air and the grocery stores filled with lots of fresh asparagus I’ve been cooking it a lot, quite often with a nicely cooked steak. After seeing a few different steak roll up recipes on Pinterest, I thought I’d try my own version with asparagus and carrots. I’m so glad I did! I first tried this recipe before it was warm enough to fire up the grill so today I’m going to show you how to make it on the stove top today but this would also make a great recipe for grilling season!
Now, I know that this recipe looks fancy schmancy but I don’t want that to scare you off because it is actually really simple to make. That’s what makes this recipe so great. People are going to think you are amazing (and you are!) and only you and I are going to know that this took hardly any time at all. You start with a nice flank steak cut into 3 inch wide strips. Cover the pieces with plastic wrap and use a mallet to pound the meat into 1/4 inch thick slices. Then place the steak in an airtight container with the marinade and let it sit for 1-2 hours or overnight.
When the steak is ready lay the slices out and fill them with a few pieces of trimmed asparagus and thinly sliced carrots. The great thing about this recipe is that you can customize it however you like so if carrots and asparagus aren’t your thing choose a vegetable that is and go for it!
Roll the meat up around the vegetables and use a toothpick to hold it closed. Or, if you don’t have a toothpick, you can always use butcher’s twine to tie each roll up closed.
Then heat a pan with some olive oil and cook your roll ups for about 2 minutes on each side. You want a nice brown sear on each side so be patient and don’t rush it. Once they are done let them rest for 5 minutes before serving. We like serving this dish with Parmesan Mushroom Risotto to keep the fancy dinner theme going but you can also serve it with rice, potatoes, or even a salad.
- 1 1/2 pounds Flank Steak or Sirloin Steak
- 1/2 cup Aged Balsamic Vinegar
- 1 pound Asparagus
- 2-3 Carrots
- Olive Oil
Cut steak into 3 inch wide strips.
Place each piece between two pieces of plastic wrap and use a mallet to pound the meat into 1/4 inch thick slices.
Place steak into a resealable container with the aged balsamic vinegar and let sit for 1-2 hours.
Remove steak from container and salt and pepper each piece.
Trim the asparagus and wrap the whole bunch in a damp paper towel then microwave for 2 minutes to partially cook it.
Cut the carrots into matchstick pieces.
Lay the vegetables on a slice of steak and roll it up around them using a toothpick to secure the steak. Repeat until all of the steak is rolled up.
Heat a pan with olive oil and place steak in the pan cooking for approximately 1-2 minutes per side.
Let steak rest for 5 minutes then serve.
This recipe is so easy to make anyone can do it but it looks so fancy that no one will ever guess how simple it was. Impress your guests with this amazing dinner the next time you have a party, or just have a really awesome meal any day of the week. Either way, you’re going to make someone happy!
If you’re looking for some other easy recipes that seem super fancy but are really easy to make try these!