I had seen a recipe for fajita steak roll ups which looked fabulous, however when it came time to cook dinner, I was not in the mood for Mexican. After going through the fridge, I found some teriyaki sauce and I thought why not put a stir fry twist on the recipe! The result, a delicious, low carb, steak dinner complete with healthy vibrant veggies.
The trick with this recipe is making sure the steak is nice and thin in order for it to cook evenly in the pan (I had to make this a few times to get it just right!). We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!
Steak Stir Fry Roll-Ups
1lb flank steak
1 bunch asparagus, ends removed
1 red pepper, cut into strips
1 yellow pepper, cut into strips
1 red onion, cut into strips
1/2 cup teriyaki
1 tbsp olive oil
Start by cutting flank steak down the middle lengthwise, leaving you with two long strips of steak. From these strips cut pieces 2-3 inches wide, width wise., You should be able to get 4-6 small rectangles. Next, cut each strip down the middle as if to butterfly each piece, but cut all the way through, leaving you with 2 thin strips of the same length and width. Using a meat tenderizer, pound out the thicker spots of the steak so they are all the same thickness.
Place steak into a dish with teriyaki. Allow to marinate over night or for at least 1 hour.
Next, seed peppers and cut them into long strips. Peal and cut the onion into similar sized strips. Trim the ends off the asparagus.
Heat a medium pan over medium heat. Once hot, add the vegetables in small batches to the pan and allow them to char and blister. I like to cook each vegetable individually, as each differ in cooking times (i.e. cook peppers, then onion, then asparagus). As each is finished cooking, place them aside in a bowl or on a plate until all are finished cooking.
Time to assemble the roll-ups. Take one piece of steak and lay two or three asparagus spears, one – two slices of red pepper, yellow pepper and onion width wise on one side of the steak. Roll the steak around the vegetables and use a took pick to secure.
Once all roll-ups are assembled, heat a medium pan over medium heat with a tablespoon olive oil. Add each roll-up to the pan, searing each side for 2-3 minutes. Once all sides have been seared, removed the roll-ups and allow them to rest for 3-5 minutes.
Meanwhile, add any remaining veggies to the pan with left over teriyaki marinade and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes.
Plate and enjoy!