Thursday, July 31, 2008

Beef and Spinach Rolls

I'm not sure a 9 oz sirloin would serve us and company, but I bet with enough sides it would make a meal for us!

Beef and Spinach Rolls

This easy entree looks beautiful and tastes wonderful-- a perfect
dish to serve to company.

9 ounces lean boneless beef sirloin

3 cups packed trimmed, washed and dried fresh spinach leaves

1/4 teaspoon salt

Pinch freshly ground black pepper

3/4 ounce freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350ยบ F. Slice beef horizontally almost all the way
through; spread open butterfly fashion. Place beef between 2 sheets
of wax paper; with meat mallet or bottom of heavy saucepan, gently
pound until very thin. Remove and discard wax paper; set beef aside.
In large nonstick skillet, heat 2 tablespoons water; add spinach.
Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until wilted.
Drain, discarding liquid; set spinach aside to cool. Sprinkle beef on
both sides with salt and pepper; place onto work surface. Sprinkle
beef evenly with cheese; top with cooled spinach. Starting from
shortest end, roll beef to enclose filling. Place medium cast-iron
skillet over medium-high heat; add beef roll, seam-side down. Cook,
turning as needed, 1 minute, until browned on all sides. Transfer
skillet to oven; bake 15 minutes, until cooked through. Remove from
oven; let stand 5 minutes. Slice beef roll crosswise into 12 equal
pieces; arrange on serving platter.