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Flank Steak Pinwheels

The secret to these pretty flank steak pinwheels lies in their butterfly treatment. Because the steaks are flattened, marinade isn’t need. Instead, they’re filled with a colorful stuffing of red pepper and spinach and draped with a flavorful, homemade blue cheese sauce. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Grill: 10 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 8 bacon strips
  • 1 beef flank steak (1-1/2 pounds)
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) roasted sweet red peppers, drained
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese


  • Place bacon strips on a microwave-safe plate lined with paper towels. Cover with another paper towel; microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until partially cooked.
  • Meanwhile, cut steak horizontally from a long side to within 1/2 in. of opposite side. Open meat so it lies flat; cover with plastic wrap. Flatten to 1/4-in. thickness. Remove plastic. Place spinach over steak to within 1 in. of edges; top with red peppers.
  • With the grain of the meat going from left to right, roll up jelly-roll style. Wrap bacon strips around beef; secure with toothpicks. Slice beef across the grain into 8 slices.
  • Grill, covered, over medium heat 5-7 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°). Discard toothpicks.
  • In a small saucepan, combine cream cheese, milk, butter and pepper. Cook and stir over low heat just until smooth (do not boil). Stir in blue cheese. Serve with pinwheels.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 509 calories, 34g fat (17g saturated fat), 138mg cholesterol, 812mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 43g protein.

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  • Dave
    Aug 11, 2020

    delicious! The sauce has become a staple whenever I grill steaks!

  • louisep1
    Jul 6, 2013

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  • lizard.martini
    Apr 18, 2012

    This is pretty easy to do and very tasty. We've made variations on this idea and they are all yummy!

  • bam72
    Jan 20, 2012

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  • audramoraga
    Jul 1, 2011

    this recipe is definately a winner! The only thing I have to remember when having guests to serve this to is 'do you like blue cheese?' And even if the answer is no, a garlic/herb butter to melt on top tastes fantastic as well! Highly recommend this dish!

  • ptuck
    Sep 25, 2009

    Wonderful recipe. My family and guests loved it. It's a definite keeper!

  • Sharrie10
    Mar 21, 2008

    I made this recipe with a boneless leg of lamb roast. It was absolutely delicious. I will definitely make this again.

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    Oct 25, 2006

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    Jun 21, 2006

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