Joanna and Trish, asks participants to try at least one new recipe per month and blog about it. February links are being collected on Trish's blog.
My crock-pot has been getting quite a workout this winter, especially since purchasing Stephanie O'Dea's Make It Fast, Cook It Slow cookbook. This was one of the first cookbooks I borrowed from the library for a test run. After the maximum two renewals, it clearly deserved a spot in my permanent collection.
FLANK STEAK STUFFED WITH APPLE, FETA, AND ALMONDS
3 pounds flank steak
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup soy sauce
3/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 green apple, diced (no need to peel)
1/3 cup raw almonds, chopped
Use a 4-quart slow cooker. Put the flank steak in a plastic ziplock bag with honey and soy sauce and marinate overnight.
In the morning, combine the feta cheese, garlic, green apple, and chopped almonds in a mixing bowl.
Pour the flank steak and marinade into the stonewear. Remove the meat from the marinade and put it on a cutting board. Put a handful or two of of the cheese filling in the middle of the flank, and roll it up.
Return the meat to the crock, seam-side down. If you'd like to secure the meat with twine or skewers, go for it.
Cover and cook on low for 6 to 7 hours, or on high for about 4 hours. Slice carefully, and serve. If the meat unrolls a bit, you can stick it back together with toothpicks to present nicely. Or don't worry about it - it's just going to get eaten anyway. If you are left with extra garlic, feta, apple, and almond mixture, it makes a great salad topping.
This needs to marinate OVERNIGHT, so be sure to start the evening before. I somehow missed that fact the morning I was planning to serve it - we had it the following night instead.
There was way too much stuffing for my 2 pound flank steak, but the author was right. The leftovers were outstanding on a salad!
We had no flank steak leftovers. I can't tell you the last time this much meat was consumed in one meal.
Food photography is hard... this actually looked much better than the photo suggests.
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