Monday, 27 February 2012

Rolled Steak

We've been having such a hectic week! So I thought, Din would be really happy to come home to his love of Rolled Steak & greens.....and he was :-) Even my kids were trying to attack each others plates! I can only shake my head at their lack of table manners!


  • 1 piece of flank steak (part between the hips & ribs)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • cotton string for tying
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 1 tbsp oil

Ingredients for black pepper sauce:~

  • drippings from the beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp of flour
  • 2 tbsp coarsely chopped black peppercorns
  • 1/2 cup of beef broth
  • 2 tbsp cream
  • a pinch of salt


  1. Smother the steak with salt & pepper.
  2. Roll it up and tie it with a cotton string.
  3. Alternately, you could buy the ready-tied ones sold at supermarkets.
  4. Heat the oil & butter in an ovenproof pan.
  5. Place the rolled steak on the pan over medium high heat.
  6. Brown for 3-4 minutes on all sides of the steak.
  7. Place the pan into a preheated 200ÂșC oven and cook for about 25-30 minutes.
  8. Place the steak on a chopping board and let it rest for 5 minutes.
  9. Discard the cotton string and cut the steak in 1/2 inch slices.

~To make the black pepper sauce~

  1. Put the pan with the beef drippings back on the stove over low fire.
  2. Sautee the onions till soft.
  3. Put in the flour and stir. Add the pepper.
  4. The pour beef stock very gently over the pan and stir vigorously until the gravy is smooth & shiny.
  5. Pour in 2 tbsp of cream and a pinch of salt.
  6. Simmer until sauce thickens for about 5 minutes..
  7. Serve over the rolled steak.

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authorMarina Mustafa. Author of ten cookbooks.

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