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Flank Steak with Orzo and Spinach.

Updated on July 3, 2011

Flank Steak with Orzo and Spinach

Frozen Spinach wit Fresh Onion and Beef Broth.
Frozen Spinach wit Fresh Onion and Beef Broth. | Source
Orzo, rinsed and added to cooking pot.
Orzo, rinsed and added to cooking pot. | Source
Cooked in Olive Oil with Garlic.
Cooked in Olive Oil with Garlic. | Source
Serve sliced on the diagonal or cut in bite size pieces to add to the cooking pot.
Serve sliced on the diagonal or cut in bite size pieces to add to the cooking pot. | Source
I cubed the Flank Steak and added it to the cooking pot. Sometimes I just slice the steak and make sandwiches.
I cubed the Flank Steak and added it to the cooking pot. Sometimes I just slice the steak and make sandwiches. | Source

What you can do with Flank Steak.

One pound of Flank Steak can go a long way.

With Flank Steak we sometimes grill it, fry it or braise and chop in bite sized pieces to add to soup. Today I decided to add cubed Flank Steak to soup. The weather has changed and is a little cooler than usual, so, I felt that this meal could be made for dinner tonight.

Flank Steak on the Grill.

When the weather is warmer we grill the Flank Steak and slice it thinly to put on rolls or homemade bread. Add a garden salad and you are good to go. This is a warm weather friendly meal that is filling and doesn't have much fat to weigh you down.

Flank Steak with Orzo and Spinach Recipe:

1 Pound Flank Steak

1 Pound Fresh or Frozen Chopped Spinach

2-3 Cloves Garlic, sliced in quarters

1 Cup Chopped Onion

1 Quart Beef Broth

2 Quarts Water (and 1 cup water, reserved to get flavor bits from fry pan.)

3 Tablespoons Olive Oil

1 1/2 cups Orzo

Salt and Pepper to taste

In a 6 Quart Stock Pot add the beef broth and 2 quarts of water. Add Spinach, Onion and Rinsed Orzo. Bring to a boil and put the heat on low or simmer.

In a frying pan heat the oil, on Med./Heigh add the Flank Steak and braise for 5 minutes on each side.

Add the garlic and when the garlic is looking good, sort of browned or golden color, remove the Steak and let it rest for 10 minutes.

Add 1 cup of water to the garlic in the fry pan and while the heat if off, stir with a wooden spoon until all flavor bits are loose and the bottom of the fry pan doesn't have anymore bits of flavor.

Add the garlic/water mixture to the soup pot.

Simmer for 1 hour.

Serves 6-8

You can slice the Flank Steak and put some on a roll or other bread. Or cube the steak and add the meat to the soup.

Until we meet again... Francesca27

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      ajthesmeagol 6 years ago

      Hold the vegetables, but I want that steak.

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      Kurt5777 6 years ago

      I love to cook, and will try this recipe.

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      NTR57 6 years ago

      I never tried putting steak in my soup. Thanks for the tip!

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      WandasHomePlace 6 years ago

      Tasty!

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      jbhearn95 6 years ago

      Steak, orzo and spinach. Good idea. Thanks.

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      Francesca27 6 years ago from Hub Page

      Hello bri36. You also have good recipes and are always welcome to my hub. I'll be putting a great grilled ribs hub on in two weeks for our family bar-b-q. Stay tuned for my secret rib sauce.

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      bri36 6 years ago

      man o man, this looks really good! Francesca27 i can not wait to try this one. you get my vote for sure! thank you for some very good ideas here. every time i visit your page i find really cool and very good recipes. once again thank you