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Flank Steak Pinwheels

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Grill: 10 min.

Makes

4 servings

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
Flank Steak Pinwheels Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 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
  • CREAM CHEESE SAUCE:
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
Microwave-1,100 watt
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutrition Facts

2 pinwheels: 509 calories, 34g fat (17g saturated fat), 138mg cholesterol, 812mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 43g protein.

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