Basil-Stuffed Steak Recipe
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Basil-Stuffed Steak Recipe

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This is a recipe I developed. We love beef, and grilling is an easy way to add variety to our meals. My mom and grandma taught me how to cook. I've entered several cooking competitions and have won some awards.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Grill: 35 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Grill: 35 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 beef top sirloin steak (1-1/2 inches thick and 2 to 2-1/2 pounds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1-1/2 cups lightly packed fresh basil leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary or 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or pinch dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

Nutritional Facts

4 ounce-weight: 156 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 199mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat.


  1. With a sharp knife, make five lengthwise cuts three-fourths of the way through the steak. Combine salt, pepper and parsley; rub over steak.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the basil, onion, garlic, rosemary and thyme. Stuff into pockets in steak. Using heavy-duty string, tie the steak at 2-in. intervals, closing the pockets. Drizzle with oil.
  3. Grill, covered, over indirect medium heat for 35-45 minutes or until the meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a meat thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°). Cover and let stand for 5-10 minutes. Remove string before slicing. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Editor's Note: Steak can also be baked, uncovered, at 400° for 45 minutes or until meat reaches desired doneness.
Originally published as Basil-Stuffed Steak in Country August/September 1998, p49

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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sswimmomm User ID: 867571 202784
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2012

"Have made this several times absolutely wonderful- a favorite!"

lilmilfgillis User ID: 5955367 17899
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2011

"loved it."

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