Prep time: 25 minutes | Cook time: 1 hour 32 minutes | Serves 4
½ onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon olive oil
¹⁄₃ cup red wine
2 cups crushed tomatoes
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
½ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 top round steaks (about 1½ pounds / 680 g)
salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
1 clove minced garlic
½ cup roasted red peppers, julienned
½ cup grated pecorino cheese
¼ cup pine nuts, toasted and roughly chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
- Toss the onions and olive oil together in a baking pan or casserole dish. Select the
AIR FRY function and cook at 400ºF (204ºC) for 5 minutes, stirring a couple
times during the cooking process. Add the red wine, crushed tomatoes, Italian
seasoning, garlic powder, red pepper flakes and parsley and stir. Cover the pan
tightly with aluminum foil, lower the air fryer oven temperature to 350ºF (177ºC)
and continue to air fry for 15 minutes.
- While the sauce is simmering, prepare the beef. Using a meat mallet, pound the
beef until it is ¼-inch thick. Season both sides of the beef with salt and pepper.
Combine the spinach, garlic, red peppers, pecorino cheese, pine nuts and olive oil
in a medium bowl. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Disperse
the mixture over the steaks. Starting at one of the short ends, roll the beef around
the filling, tucking in the sides as you roll to ensure the filling is completely
enclosed. Secure the beef rolls with toothpicks.
- Remove the baking pan with the sauce from the air fryer oven and set it aside.
Increase the air fryer oven temperature to 400ºF (204ºC).
- Brush or spray the beef rolls with a little olive oil and air fry for 12 minutes,
rotating the beef during the cooking process for even browning. When the beef is
browned, submerge the rolls into the sauce in the baking pan, cover the pan with
foil and return it to the air fryer oven. Reduce the temperature of the air fryer
oven to 250ºF (121ºC) and air fry for 60 minutes.
- Remove the beef rolls from the sauce. Cut each roll into slices and serve, ladling
some sauce on top.