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Blinde Vinken (beef roll-ups)

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4 sirloin steaks (3/4 lb each)
3/4 lb lean ground pork
1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
2 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
2 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cup butter

These steak roll-ups are popular in the Netherlands, and are made to look like birds. Hence the name, which translates to blind finch. Buy steaks that are about 1/2 inch thick. Pound steaks to 1/4 inch thickness between 2 pieces of waxed paper, .

Cut into 8X4 inch pieces. combine pork, bread crumbs, parsley, lemon juice, pepper, salt and nutmeg. Shape into 8 balls.

Place one portion of pork at short end of each steak. Roll up steaks to enclose pork.

Tie rolls with string at 1 inch intervals.

In large heavy bottomed Dutch oven or 2 skillets, melt butter over high heat; brown roll-ups all over, in batches.

Cover and cook over low heat for 10 to 15 minutes, turning occasionally or until pork is no longer pink.

To serve, remove string, slice and spoon pan juices over top.

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