Balsamic Glazed Steak Rolls

Balsamic Glazed Steak Rolls are truly delicious. For instance, the blend between Italian seasoning and Balsamic Vinegar, with brown sugar, sears into the steak and gives the vegetables in this meal a deep and bold flavor. If you have never used Balsamic vinegar in a recipe, then try it out with this winner! There was a time, for instance, that our kids or Tyler requested this meal on a monthly basis.

balsamic glazed steak rolls on plate with sauce and potatoes

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Published November 15, 2021
Updated March 24, 2022
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Why this recipe works

Cooking the vegetables with Italian herb seasoning gives them a full flavor, and when paired with balsamic vinegar glaze, gives the steak an amazing flavor. The ridges also help to sear the sauce into the meat and vegetables without it being soaked in the juices.

Using balsamic vinegar for the glaze over the steak tastes tangy, dark, sweet and vibrant. Balsamic Vinegar hails from Italy with three separate and protected varieties; each named from the region that it is from. This vinegar has nothing to do with Balsam, but wholly because of the ‘must’ it is made from. ‘Must’ consists of grape skins, seeds and stems which are then produced into a vinegar and let to rest for years. The result of this process is balsamic vinegar.
The Italian word balsamico (from Latin balsamum, from Greek βάλσαμον) means “balsam-like” in the sense of “restorative” or “curative”; cf. English “balm”.[2] Ultimately from Ancient Hebrew-Phoenician “בשׂם‎” (bāśām/besem, IPA [baːˈɬaːm]), the name means “perfume/spice”, with the consonant sequence of letter ‘λ’ and ‘σ’ deriving from Ancient Greek to pronounce the שׂ‎ (ś) sound, sounding back then as.”
Thanks to Wikipedia for this info! Click the link for more information on the origins of Balsamic Vinegar.

Cost breakdown for Balsamic Steak Rolls

It seems, at first glance, that this recipe will cost quite a bit of money. However, once you buy the steak and vegetables, the resulting cost for Balsamic Glazed Steak Rolls is not that high. Being that the skirt steak is cut and pounded thin helps to stretch the meat cost over a very big range. Additionally, if you already have Balsamic Vinegar, then the cost is low unless you have to purchase a bottle.

1 1/2 pounds skirt steak $10.40
3 bell peppers $2.99
2 zucchini $2.27
5 green onion $0.20
2 shallots $0.25
2 garlic cloves $0.10
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar $0.49
2 Tbsp brown sugar $0.01
1 Tbsp oil $0.03
1 Tbsp butter $0.06
1/4 cup beef broth $0.01
3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce $0.10
1 tsp Italian herb $0.01

The total cost of this meal was $16.92!
Out of the 1 1/2 pounds of skirt steak that was cut and hammered, we got a total of thirteen rolls filled with delicious seasoned vegetables.
The cost was $1.30 for each roll-up. We ended up having 5 leftover and a small amount of leftover vegetables that were not in the Balsamic glazed steak rolls for lunches the next day.

I have said it many times before, a meal to feed our family of six for under $20 is the weekly goal! Even adding a bottle of ALDI Cabernet sauvignon at $2.95, the cost for dinner was still under that great price!

Balsamic Glazed Steak Rolls Recipe

Ingredients

1 1/2 lbs Skirt Steak
3 bell peppers
2 zucchini
2 garlic cloves
5 green onions
2 Tbsp diced shallots
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp oil
1 Tbsp butter
1/4 cup beef broth
3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp Italian herb

ingredients for balsamic glazed steak rolls
Ingredients

Directions

1. Firstly, take the steak and rest it on a cutting board. Cut into 3-inch long pieces and hammer thinly with a mallet, making sure to cover the meat with a piece of plastic wrap to cut-down on any splatters.
Sorry for no pictures while this happened as I didn’t want to cross-contaminate my camera.

2. Secondly, use a mandolin, or a sharp knife, to cut the vegetables thin like a shoestring. Set them aside in a large bowl.

3. Thirdly, melt 1 Tablespoon butter in a small saucepan on medium-high heat.

melting butter in a saucepan
Melt butter.

4. Dice shallots, then sauté them in the butter for 2-minutes. This is to not fully cook them now, but to soften them. The shallots will continue to cook while the sauce simmers.

5. Add 1/4 cup vinegar, 2 Tbsp brown sugar, 3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce and 1/4 cup beef stock to the shallots, then mix well and cook to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until thickened and reduces in half.

6. When sauce is thickened and reduced, pour it to a bowl and set aside. Some of this Balsamic sauce will be used at the end, and some is going to be used to glaze the steak while cooking.

simmer balsamic vinegar in saucepan on stove
Simmer to reduce in half.

7. Add 1 Tablespoon oil to a large saucepan and heat on medium-high heat. This ridged pan works fantastic for this meal! The ridges give a great pattern to the steak while keeping it out of the cooking juices just enough to not be soggy.

warm a large pan with oil
Warm oil in a pan.

8. Mince garlic and add them to the melted butter, sauté them for 1 minute or until fragrant.

9. Add thinly sliced vegetables to the garlic and melted butter, then stir to blend the garlic through the vegetables, and sauté.

veggies added to pan to cook for balsamic glazed steak rolls filling
Add shoestring vegetables to the warm pan.

10. Season the vegetables with Italian seasoning, additionally season with salt and pepper. Stir to blend, and keep stirring and cooking the vegetables until they are tender, around 5-7 minutes.

11. When vegetables are tender, scoop a spoonful onto each piece of steak. Some might need more veggies than others, depending on the size of the steak piece.

12. Roll up the steak ends and seal with a toothpick to close. To do this, roll up both ends of the steak and poke a toothpick into the part that overlaps. Make sure to stick it all the way through.

13. Sear the steak, seam side down, and rotate until all edges are cooked. Keep rotating the roll-ups until each side is fully cooked. Glaze the steaks with the Balsamic sauce by pouring a spoonful of the sauce over each while cooking. When you rotate the steak rolls, you can add a tiny bit more. Just make sure you reserve some of the balsamic glaze for the end to drizzle on the steak while eating at the dinner table.

14. Drizzle with sauce while cooking and serve with extra sauce. Enjoy!
~Monica

balsamic glaze drizzled on steak rolls while cooking

Recipe for Balsamic Glazed Steak Rolls

Ingredients

1 1/2 lbs Skirt Steak
3 bell peppers
2 zucchini
2 garlic cloves
5 green onions
2 Tbsp diced shallots
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp oil
1 Tbsp butter
1/4 cup beef broth
3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp Italian herb

Directions

1. Take the skirt steak and rest it on a cutting board, then cut it into 3-inch long pieces and hammer thinly with a mallet, making sure to cver the meat with a piece of plastic wrap to cut-down on any splatters.
2. Use a mandolin, or a sharp knife, to cut the vegetables thin like a shoestring, then set them aside in a large bowl.
3. Then melt 1 Tablespoon butter in a small saucepan on medium-high heat.
4. Dice shallots, then sauté them in the butter for 2-minutes.
5. Add vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce and beef stock to the shallots, then mix well and cook to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until thickened and reduces in half.
6. When sauce is done, pour it to a bowl and set aside.
7. Add 1 Tablespoon oil to a large saucepan and then heat on medium-high heat.
8. Mince garlic and then add them to the melted butter, sauté them for 1 minute.
9. To the sauted garlic, add thinly sliced vegetables and melted butter and sauté until tender.
10. Season vegetables with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper and then stir to blend.
11. When vegetables are tender, scoop a spoonful onto each piece of steak.
12. Roll up the steak ends and then seal with a toothpick to close.
13. Sear the steak, seam side down, and rotate until all edges are cooked.
14. Drizzle with sauce while cooking and serve with extra sauce. Enjoy!
~Monica

balsamic glazed steak rolls with potatoes on plate

Published by Monica's Scratch Kitchen

I have not always had the skills to cook and bake from scratch. As a young wife, I bought every meal frozen or boxed and presented it to my husband with a flourish, believing myself a decadent cook. As our budget shrunk, and our family grew, I looked for ways to stretch our money to nourish our kids with the best for their hungry appetites. Hoping to find recipes and meals that they would love to eat. Through the last 5 years, I have learned so many cooking and baking lessons, and experienced many wins and failures. Come along with me on this journey as I share my recipes that work, how to make them on the cheap, and my tips and tricks to get my kids to eat homemade deliciousness! I will also share updates to our house that we have done in the last year since our move. With one income, we do most of the work ourselves and with amazing family and friends to help out, cutting costs but keeping style and money in the bank! I am a wife and mother of 3 boys and 1 princess. When I was a kid, I remember being asked what I wanted to be or do when I grew up. My response was, "a mom", and I am proud to grow up and be a mom to 4 amazing kids! Samuel is 11, Matthew is 8, Levi is 4, and Elliana is almost 2. We have been blessed to have kids who love to explore foods, to try new recipes, and enjoy helping us around the house. With 4 kids, you better believe they help clean! My husband Tyler and I have been married almost 13 years. We love our kids, we love outdoors, camping, canoeing, grilling, watching movies, and just hanging out making memories. A few years ago I gifted Tyler with his own "menu" book, where we write meals and foods we have loved to eat. Weekly our family decides what our meals will be and I make up a grocery list with what we need. It literally is my favorite chore! I love to shop, so shopping for food on a budget is my biggest win! Thank you for taking the time and visiting my site, Subscribe so you do not miss a post! Keep coming back to hear about new recipes, updates on our home, fun times with our kids, and how to make homemade deliciousness! ~Monica

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