Recipe Friday: Spinach Stuffed Steak Roulades

July 17, 2015

A few days ago, I saw this blog post in my news-feed entitled, ” The 15 Best Things I Ever Ate.” over on Cupcakes and Cashmere, so of course, I had to satisfy the curious foodie in me. I clicked on over, not only learning that I need to be watching The Best Thing I Ever Ate.’ on The Food Network, but that if I had to come up with a list of 15 of the best things I ever ate, I might be hard pressed to do so.

While I try to eat the rainbow, with a little bit of wine and dessert thrown in, I am pretty routine in my food choices. I’ll admit it, I eat the same handful of meals every day.   Even when I go out to eat, I don’t really explore much beyond what is instantly recognizable to me.  Because I enjoy eating, I’m not going to waste an opportunity on something I’m not at least 75% sure I’m going to like.  I know, I’m crazy. 

I’m not strictly a meat and potatoes kind of gal, but I will say steak frites is one of my favorite meals.  I guess, that would be the first entry on my list; now, to narrow it down to where I had the “best” steak frites”.  Decisions, decisions. 

While I ruminate on the plates and places that got my palate percolating (see what I did there?), I’ll share with you one an easy and flavorful recipe that makes for a great dinner time presentation.  And, let me just say, last night, I had the camera out and was clicking artfully styled images of each step of the process to turn these 5 ingredients into a delicious dinner.  I uploaded my images. I edited them just a touch. I downloaded them to WordPress and then. . . error message.

I tried again. I adjusted some setting. I closed some programs. I re-opened others. I went to add the images and. . .error message.

One more try and still nothing. My morning is but a memory and my afternoon is heading into the oblivion of post-camp/pre-bedtime scramble as I have to scoop up M and C in about, oh, 5 minutes.  I don’t know what’s worse, writing an epic post, not hitting save and losing it OR writing an epic post, saving it, but then not being able to use the coordinating images that you worked really hard on because error message. Sometimes, I just want to shake my Mac like an Etch-A-Sketch and have everything settle where it’s supposed to be.


Anyway, my apologies for an internet stock photo, but trust me, if you make this yourself, you’ll want to take your own photos to show what an awesome kitchen warrior you are!

Happy Friday, y’all!

Spinach Stuffed Steak Roulades

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Spinach Stuffed Steak Roulades photo by Charles Masters, Real Simple Magazine

Recipe courtesy of Real Simple
Serves 4


1/2 pound flank steak
1/4 cup olive tapenade
2 cups  spinach, thick stems removed
kosher salt and black pepper


  1. Heat grill to medium-high. Cut the steak in half horizontally (don’t cut all the way through) and open like a book.
  2. Spread the tapenade over the steak; top with the spinach. Roll up; tie with twine at 2-inch intervals. Season with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  3. Grill the steak, covered, turning occasionally, 15 to 18 minutes for medium-rare. Let rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing.

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