This Stuffed Flank Steak with Bacon, Spinach, and Feta is shockingly delicious! With just a handful of ingredients, these pinwheels are easy enough to make on a weeknight, but the presentation and taste is worthy of a special occasion. Try them once, and you will be hooked!
Steak is always a hit at our house!
Through the years as my boys have grown into hungry teens, I've begun to look for ways to keep costs down. To accomplish this, I've moved from more expensive cuts, like filet, to more economical ones like flank steak.
The good news is that when prepared properly, the whole family loves it.
One of our favorite ways to enjoy flank steak is to stuff it. Stuffed Flank Steak feels a bit special but is super-easy to make. So easy, my 15-year-old often makes it when it is his turn to cook dinner.
What is Flank Steak?
Flank steak is a chewy cut that comes from the lower belly. It is reasonably priced and often used to make London broil.
Tools You Will Need
- Cooking Twine
- Instant Read Thermometer
- Oven Safe Skillet or Air Fryer (I have had three air fryers and this is by far my favorite.)
- Meat Mallet or Sharp Knife for Butterflying
- You can butterfly the steak if it is on the thicker size rather than pounding it.
- Make sure to use and instant read thermometer so that the meat is cooked just how you like it.
Cooking Temperatures for Beef
|Medium Well||150° F|
Can You Make This Recipe Ahead of Time
Yes! This recipe can be made up to two days ahead of time and kept covered tightly with plastic wrap in the refrigerator.
Can You Freeze This Recipe?
If you want to freeze this recipe, I recommend doing so after it is cooked because raw spinach does not freeze well. It will keep in the freezer for about a month. It is important to note that it tastes best fresh.
- If there is anything more classic than steak and salad, I don't know what it is. This Keto Caesar Salad is the perfect accompaniment to this rolled stuffed flank steak. Just omit the chicken, and you've got a satisfying meal.
- Craving mashed potatoes? This Creamy Keto Mashed Cauliflower is sure to scratch the itch.
- Keto Asparagus Fries make a fun side that even kids will love.
- Low Carb Broccoli Salad is a delicious side that can be made ahead of time.
How To Make Stuffed Flank Steak
See the recipe card below for full instructions with measurements and cooking times.
First, start by pounding the meat. To do this, place it in a heavy zip-top bag. Using a meat mallet, pound to ¼ inch thickness. If you prefer, you can butterfly the steak.
Next, brush the meat with oil and sprinkle the seasonings on top.
After that, sprinkle the bacon and feta cheese over the steak and top it with the chopped spinach.
Start at one of the long sides, roll the steak up tightly. Tie with the kitchen string at 3-inch intervals.
Air Fryer Stuffed Steak
Yes, you can cook flank steak pinwheels in your air fryer!
If you have a large capacity fryer or an oven-style fryer, you may be able to fit the entire steak in whole. If not, cut it in half and add additional strings if necessary. (See the recipe card below for full cooking times and temps.)
Seared and Baked Stuffed Flank Steak
Don’t haven an air fryer? This recipe still works for you.
Just make sure you are using a very heavy skillet that is oven safe. I prefer cast iron.
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Stuffed Flank Steak with Feta, Bacon, and Spinach
- 2 pounds flank steak
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- 8 ounces bacon cooked and crumbled
- 2 ounces feta cheese crumbled
- 1 cup baby spinach chopped
- Place steak in a large zip-top bag. Using a meat mallet, pound to ¼-inch thickness.
- Brush both sides of the steak with avocado oil. Mix the salt, garlic powder, and pepper in a small dish and sprinkle over the steak. Sprinkle the bacon and feta cheese and top then with the spinach.
- Starting at one of the long sides, roll the steak up tightly.
- Tie with kitchen string at 3-inch intervals.
Air Fryer Instructions
- Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees. Cook for 7 minutes, flip and cook for another 7 minutes, or until the center registers 120 degrees F for medium-rare. (Adjust cooking time for the desired doneness.)
- Allow to rest for 15 minutes prior to serving
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Heat an oven safe skillet to high heat. Sear the steak on all sides until brown.
- Bake for 10 minutes, or to the desired doneness.