Beef roll-ups and fresh mozzarella and asparagus. Keto friendly and they’re simple to make, delicious and make excellent party appetizers or great anytime. These can be eaten as or with your favorite sauce. We love to use lemon Parmesan sauce or Marinara.
It’s a New year and some people are trying to eat healthier so I wanted to share my inexpensive but healthy delicious and cute beef roll-ups but you don’t have to be on a diet to enjoy these. I love them and nope, I’m not on any special diet.
These steak roll-ups may look hard to make, but they are simple and they cook up in a blast. They’re perfect for date night dinner with the bae and a nice cocktail, perfect for summer bbq’s, picnics, and parties. If you’re like me then you’ll make them anytime. To make these quickly, purchase your choice of thin steaks or you check with your butcher, who should be able to cut them thin for you. You will also need toothpicks or kitchen twine to secure the roll-ups.
I usually use a very thin sirloin steak as I did with my cheesy steak rolls, but this time I used a cut of beef called milanesa. It’s cheaper than sirloin steak and it gets the job done because it’s nice and thin, however, some of the packages of milanesa beef aren’t perfectly round so if you’re a perfectionist, you may want to trim them real quick. If you don’t care about perfection then just roll and tuck the excess steak.
The idea behind these beef roll-ups actually started when I was making my quick cheesy crusted spinach and mushroom steak rolls. One evening, as I was making my steak rolls, I forgot that I had some frozen asparagus. I always blanch my asparagus then freeze them because they used to always go bad in the fridge. I hated when my veggies went bad. These days, just to be on the safe side, if I’m not sure if I’m using my vegetables right away, I prep them then into the freezer.
Anyway, I remembered watching Tia Mowry at Home. She made her own version of Asian style beef wraps. I ended up making my cheesy steak rolls and the asparagus beef roll-ups at the same time. The more steak for dinner, the better. My family loves steak so they’re always waiting impatiently for me to hurry up with the food.
I wanted to add cheese to my roll-ups so I used some fresh diced mozzarella cheese that I had leftover from a previous recipe. Once the beef roll-ups were done, I covered each roll-up in marinara sauce. FYI, As with a lot of recipes involving steak, the outside of the steak will be more cooked than the inside.
Don’t forget to check out these other keto friendly meals, so tender (thanks to a genius and easy tenderizing technique), beef with broccoli with a twist, crispy but tender smothered chicken with bok choy and mushrooms or maybe, cheesy spinach steak rolls, beef asparagus rolls, chicken in creamy arugula Parmesan sauce, or Italian dressing chicken (one of my favs just use keto Italian dressing).
- 1 1/2 lb very thin steak I used milanesa thin steak
- 1 bunch asparagus
- 8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese or one cup or more for taste or use your favorite cheese
- salt and pepper for taste
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 3 tbs vegetable oil or more as needed
- Your choice of a quality brand sauce. I use marinara or my Parmesan sauce recipe. Parmesan sauce recipe linked below
If you are using fresh asparagus, In a saucepan, add water to reach about 1 inches. Don't forget to add salt the water until boiling then add the asparagus and cook about 5 minutes then rinse and pat dry.
If you are using frozen asparagus, add to boiling water and cook until tender.
Cut the steak into slices (I was able to get 5 slices out of my steak) then season each steak slice with the seasonings, or you can seasoning the steak first then cut it.
Place about 3-4 asparagus on each steak and then sprinkle fresh mozzarella all over the length of the steak. Tightly roll the steak up around the asparagus and cheese. Secure the steak with kitchen twine or toothpicks.
Add vegetable oil to a large cast iron or frying pan over medium-high. When the pan is hot heat add the beef roll-ups. Cook each side for about 2-3 minutes on each side or to desired doneness. Serve immediately with your choice of sauce. I used marinara sauce or Parmesan sauce
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