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Spinach Steak Pinwheels

Bacon and spinach bring plenty of flavor to these sirloin steak spirals. It's an easy dish to make and perfect for backyard grilling. I always get lots of compliments.—Helen Vail, Glenside, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds beef top sirloin steak
  • 8 bacon strips, cooked
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • Lightly score steak by making shallow diagonal cuts into top of steak at 1-in. intervals; repeat cuts in opposite direction. Cover steak with plastic wrap; pound with a meat mallet to 1/2-in. thickness. Remove plastic.
  • Place bacon widthwise at center of steak. In a bowl, mix remaining ingredients; spoon over bacon. Starting at a short side, roll up steak jelly-roll style; secure with toothpicks. Cut into 6 slices.
  • Place on an oiled grill rack. Grill pinwheels, covered, over medium heat until beef reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°), 5-6 minutes on each side. Discard toothpicks before serving.
Health Tip: Spinach is loaded with vitamin K, which plays an important role in bone health.
Nutrition Facts
1 pinwheel: 227 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 536mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 31g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 fat.

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  • DianeC23
    Jun 27, 2016

    They are very difficult to pound flat enough, and the steak seemed a bit dry. They had good flavor, though.

  • LindaEC
    Jun 13, 2016

    These were delicious, but not as easy to make as the description suggests. I had to slice the steak as I could not pound it thin enough. Flank steak might be easier to use. The spinach stuck to the grill. They are worth the effort though.

  • 914934
    May 16, 2009

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