Stuffed Flank Steak with Red Peppers, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Goat Cheese

in Beef, Goat cheese, Grains & Rice, Polenta & Grits

Stuffed Flank Steak

I came back from my stock-the-freezer Costco run with 6 lbs of flank steak and no real idea what to do with it. Okay, so I had one idea. I didn’t even really need to ask my husband because I knew what he’d shoot right back: “Fah-HEE-tas!”

He got his fajita night so we’re 1 lb down, 5 more to go…

I’ve developed a sort of “Virtual Menu Support Team.” When I find myself with an ingredient and no real inspiration or direction, I typically head straight over to search Annie’s or Elly’s sites. I always come away with something good. What on earth would I do without the internets?

And how did we survive before?

Stuffed Flank Steak with Red Peppers, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Goat Cheese

Juicy flank steak stuffed with goat cheese and roasted red peppers, served over cheesy grits.


  • For the stuffed flank steak:
  • 8-10 oz flank steak
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 large roasted red pepper, sliced
  • 2 oz goat cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 handful whole basil leaves
  • Sea salt
  • Cracked black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 3 Tbsp white wine
  • For the grits:
  • 3/4 cups chicken stock
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking grits
  • Sea salt
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 375.
  2. Butterfly the flank steak and pound to slightly flatten.
  3. Spread the softened goat cheese over the steak and top with roasted red peppers, sun dried tomatoes, and basil leaves.
  4. Roll the steak tightly along the grain (if the grain is going left-to-right, roll that way opposed to top-to-bottom) and secure with kitchen twine.
  5. Season all sides liberally with salt and pepper.
  6. Heat 1 Tbsp oil and butter in an oven-safe saute pan over high heat until very hot. Sear the rolled steak 1-2 minutes on each side until very nicely browned. Transfer the pan to the oven and cook until the internal temperature reaches 135 (this took about 15 minutes in my oven). Remove from the oven and tent the pan with foil. Let the meat rest 10 minutes while making the grits.
  7. Remove the meat from the pan and slice into 3/4-inch rounds.
  8. Place the pan over high heat and add the clove of garlic and saute until fragrant.
  9. Deglaze the pan with the wine, making sure to scrape up all the browned bits off the bottom and sides.
  10. Reduce by 1/2. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
  11. To make the grits: Bring stock, water, cream and butter to simmer in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  12. Gradually whisk in grits. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook until grits are creamy and tender, stirring occasionally, about 6 minutes.
  13. Add a pinch of salt and the cheese, whisking until incorporated.
  14. Divide grits between two bowls, top with steak rolls, and drizzle with pan sauce.


Yields: 2 servings

Flank Steak adapted from Elly Says Opa

Estimated time: 45 minutes

15 comments… add one
  • Those look delicious!! I’ve never been able to find flank stank at my grocery store but as soon as I do I have a HUGE list of things I want to make!

  • So pretty and flavorful! I love Costco and can’t wait to see what you do with the rest of your flank steak!

  • I don’t know which sounds better the steak or the grits!

  • Oooo, the grits sound yummy! I’ll be making that for sure!

  • Elizabeth

    This looks yummy. I just wanted to leave you a comment to let you know how much I enjoy your website and your recipes. I have tried two of your recipes (goat cheese muffins and the beef and bean enchiladas) and both were excellent. Thanks so much! I look forward to trying more of your excellent recipes.

  • Wok Through the Fire

    Mmmm…I wish I could try it right now!

  • I love Flank Steak, but I would never have thought to stuff it! So interesting.

  • Yours is SO pretty! So glad you like the recipe and the fact that YOU get inspiration from my blog is totally flattering. 🙂

  • Shiloh

    I made this tonight. The grits were awesome!! I was amazed at how much liquid was added to the 1/2 cup of grits…I haven’t been adding enough to make them so creamy. Next time I’ll try pork instead of steak.

  • Wow, those look awesome!

  • Yum! These look so good! I love anything with goat cheese!

  • Came to you today via your listing in Foodie Blogroll — and I lingered and then I subscribed to future posts. Beautiful work!

  • I actually adore flank steak and love your fillings. Delicious ingredients.Mmmm. better than fajitas!

  • I find it hugely flattering that you look to my blog for ideas, because your blog is one of my absolute favorites! I puffy heart it (and you!) 🙂

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