Crock-Pot Sausage-Stuffed Flank Steak

Crock-Pot Sausage-Stuffed Flank Steak
Staff Writer

Taste of Home

As part of a prize I won for a recipe contest, I received a slow cooker. I hadn't used one in years so had no recipes on hand. This tasty beef was my first creation and is now a family favorite.

— Julie Merriman, Cold Brook, New York

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4
Servings
417
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/4  Cup  dried cherries
  • 3/4  Cups  dry red wine or beef broth, divided
  • 1, 1 1/2  pound beef flank steak
  • 3/4  Teaspoons  salt, divided
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  pepper, divided
  • medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3  Tablespoons  olive oil, divided
  • garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2  Cup  seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4  Cup  pitted Greek olives, halved
  • 1/4  Cup  grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4  Cup  minced fresh basil
  • 1/2  Pound  bulk hot Italian sausage
  • jar marinara suace
  • Hot cooked pasta

Directions

In a small bowl, combine cherries and 1/4 cup wine; let stand 10 minutes. Meanwhile, cut steak into four serving-size pieces; flatten to 1/4-in. thickness. Sprinkle both sides with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

In a large skillet, saute onion in 1 tablespoon oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Transfer to a large bowl; stir in bread crumbs, olives, cheese, basil, cherry mixture and remaining salt and pepper. Crumble sausage over mixture and mix well.

Spread 1/2 cup sausage mixture over each steak piece. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; tie with kitchen string.

In the same skillet, brown meat in remaining oil on all sides. Transfer to a greased 3-quart slow cooker. Top with marinara sauce and remaining wine. Cook and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until beef is tender. Serve with pasta. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
24g
34%
Sugar
11g
12%
Saturated Fat
15g
63%
Cholesterol
53mg
18%
Carbohydrate, by difference
28g
22%
Protein
23g
50%
Vitamin A, RAE
63µg
9%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
65µg
72%
Calcium, Ca
254mg
25%
Choline, total
51mg
12%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
54µg
14%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
46mg
14%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
267mg
38%
Selenium, Se
19µg
35%
Sodium, Na
10673mg
100%
Water
43g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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