By Kelly Bogard
I’m pretty sure as Texans you have all been driving down the road or sitting in your easy chair and heard the words “Beef. It’s what’s for dinner.” Well guess what, this week it is! I am a huge fan of beef in its many different forms. From meatloaf to filet, there isn’t much made with beef that I don’t like to eat.
So, it seems fitting that we have a beef recipe this week to celebrate National Beef Month. It’s such a versatile source of protein and low in fat. Beef makes a great main course or side for just about any occasion.
Steak Wraps are great for a meal or for a party. It’s the perfect combination of meat and vegetables together, in my opinion. And they are ready in no time. The secret? Prep the steak the night before.
First things, first. Cut the skirt steak into four even pieces. My package of beef had two steaks that I was able to simply cut in half. Place them in a large plastic bag and pour the Italian dressing over them. Place in the refrigerator to marinate for at least 4 hours or as much as overnight.
Using one piece of steak, place one to two slices of each of the vegetables in the center and wrap the steak around it. Secure with toothpicks as needed and place it seam-side down on a sprayed baking sheet. Repeat this for the remaining pieces of steak until all four pieces are wrapped and placed evenly apart on your pan.
Move the pan to the oven and place approximately 3 inches from the broiler leaving the door cracked so you can watch the progress. Broil the steaks for 10-12 minutes to be medium-done. Once cooked, move to a plate to rest for 10 minutes. Serve warm.
My recipe not enough to tame your craving for red meat? Head on over to the Texas Beef Council for additional recipes and tips. From all of us at Texas Table Top, enjoy!
Recipe: Steak Wraps
Summary: Steak and veggies rolled into one
- 1 1/2 lbs. skirt steak
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 orange bell pepper
- 1 yellow onion
- Zesty Italian dressing
- cooking spray
- Cut steak into 4 even pieces.
- Combine with dressing in large sealable bag and marinate for at least four hours to overnight.
- Set oven to broiler setting.
- Cut vegetables into strips.
- Place strips of vegetables in each piece of steak.
- Wrap the steak around the vegetables and secure with toothpicks as needed.
- place seam-side down on a sprayed baking sheet.
- Move the baking sheet to the oven and place three inches from the broiler.
- Leave the door slightly open to watch progress.
- Broil for 10-12 minutes for medium steak.
- Once cooked, let rest for 10 minutes before serving warm.
Cooking time (duration): 0 hour(s), 15 minutes
Number of servings (yield): 4