Sirloin-steak rolls with Madeira-mushroom stuffing

Prep 15 min
Plus Cooking time: 9 minutes, Grilling Time: 15 minutes
Makes 4 Servings

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2 14-g pkgs
dried shiitake mushrooms
2 tbsp
small sweet onion
1/2 cup
Madeira, or port
1/2 tsp
dried thyme leaves
1/2 cup
freshly grated parmesan
2 500 g
top-sirloin steaks, 1 in. thick
butcher's string, or twine
1 tbsp
butter, melted
3 tbsp
butter, melted
garlic clove, minced
1 tsp
cracked black peppercorns
1 tsp
Dijon mustard
3 tbsp
chopped fresh tarragon, or 1 tsp dried tarragon


  • Place dried mushrooms in a bowl. Add enough boiling water to cover and leave until soft, 15 to 20 min. Melt 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter in a frying pan set over medium heat. Add garlic and onion and stir often until soft, about 5 min. As soon as mushrooms are soft, drain and squeeze out excess liquid. Finely chop. Add to onion mixture along with Madeira and thyme. Stir often until most of the liquid has evaporated, 4 to 8 min. Turn into a bowl and stir in Parmesan. Taste and add salt or more Parmesan, if needed. Use as soon as it cools, or refrigerate, covered, up to 2 days.
  • Trim excess fat from steaks. Run the point of a sharp knife horizontally through one side of a steak, cutting just until it will open up like a book. Repeat with remaining steak. Place a piece of wax paper over open steaks. Use a rolling pin to pound meat to as even a thickness as possible. Spread half of cooled stuffing over each steak, leaving a ½-in. (1-cm) border uncovered. Gently roll up, in jelly-roll fashion, and tie in several places with butcher’s string to keep stuffing in. (If not cooking right away, wrap and refrigerate up to 2 days. Bring to room temperature before grilling.)
  • When ready to barbecue, oil grill and heat to medium. Brush outside of each roll with 1 tbsp (15 mL) melted butter. Place on grill. Barbecue with lid closed, turning often, until it gives a little resistance when pressed. This will take 15 to 20 min for medium-rare.
  • Meanwhile, stir 3 tbsp (45 mL) melted butter with garlic, peppercorns, Dijon and tarragon. When rolls are done, remove to a cutting board. Cut string, remove and discard. Drizzle some butter sauce overtop. Let rest about 5 min, then thickly slice. Place on plates and spoon remaining sauce overtop.

Easy stuffed steak

Prepare filling as above (see step 1). Run the point of a sharp knife horizontally through one side of a steak, cutting just until you have made a pocket. Repeat with remaining steak. Press half the stuffing into each. Push toothpicks diagonally through the top and bottom edges. Barbecue, covered, turning steaks once, until a meat thermometer registers 135F (55C) for medium-rare, from 12 to 15 min.


Calories 553, Protein 51 g, Carbohydrates 15 g, Fat 30 g, Fibre 2 g,
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