Eat– for Good Health

Doesn’t the rolled skirt steak, Mexican style look appetizing?  The cornbread stuffing adds mucho flavor. Serve with green beans and chunky salsa on the side.  This is a 350-calorie meal with a tossed green salad.  As you probably know, flank steak is very low fat but needs to cook in liquid for a long time in order to become deliciously tender.   Because it’s 8:30 a.m. here in California, I’m going to the store now for the ingredients and will use my Crock-pot.  This way, I’m a free woman and will head to the pool.
Mexican Rolled Flank Steak
Ingredients to serve 4:
1 1/2 lb flank steak
1 small 6-oz box cornbread stuffing mix
1 cup chunky salsa
1/2 cup chopped cilantro or if you don’t like cilantro, substitute parsley

Ask your butcher to butterfly the flank steak, or you can do it yourself: Lay meat on a cutting board with the grain running vertically. Using a long, sharp knife, cut the meat almost in half, opening it like a book but stopping before going all the way through. Cut several 12-in. pieces of kitchen twine and space evenly under steak.*

Toss cornbread stuffing with 1 cup boiling water and 1/2 cup salsa until moistened; stir in cilantro. Spread over steak, leaving about 1 inch along edges. Roll steak starting from a long side, jelly-roll style; tie with twine.

Place seam side down in a 6-qt oval slow-cooker. Spoon remaining 1/2 cup salsa over meat. Cover and cook on low 8 to 10 hours.

Remove steak to a cutting board; let rest 10 minutes. Discard cooking liquid. Remove string and cut steak into 1/2-in.-thick slices. Serve with additional salsa, if desired.


14 thoughts on “Eat– for Good Health

  1. Mary Alice Tallmadge

    Kathleen, something I like about your approach to recipes– calories are pared down, but flavor isn’t. Meals are filling enough for women to lose weight (or maintain). There isn’t the yo-yo danger that happens when a person has been on a crash. They don’t know how quickly the weight comes back.

  2. Kathleen Rowland

    Mary Alice, that has happened to most of us. Some crash diets “clean us out” but it isn’t actual fat loss. Many diets are designed that way to excite the dieter, but losing real fat takes longer.

  3. Pinky Heatherton

    Kathleen, I agree totally, having experience that. At the present time, I have changed my eating habits and portions, thanks to the Seven Secrets in your book.

  4. Kathleen Rowland

    Best of luck getting through your busy day successfully, Kiwana. We all need fallback foods at times like this, when we’re panicked and stressed with too much to do and too little time. Here are some ideas to fall back on: Any cereal with a serving of at least 5 grams of fiber and nonfat milk, sweet potatoes (bake in the microwave and green beans (steamed), scrambled eggs (which you probably have in your frig), nonfat skinny lattes.

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