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An overhead picture of the finished Flank Steak Pinwheels.
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Flank Steak Pinwheels

These Flank Steak Pinwheels are stuffed with cheese, herbs, and spinach. They’re an easy gourmet twist on steak.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Freezing and Resting Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: spinach, steak
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 409kcal
Cost: $24.07

Equipment

  • Measuring spoons
  • cutting board
  • chef's knife
  • 10-inch cast-iron skillet
  • meat mallet
  • solid turner
  • cooking twine
  • plastic wrap
  • instant-read thermometer

Ingredients

  • 2.25 pound flank steak
  • 5.2 oz Boursin cream cheese any flavor
  • 1 Tablespoon cracked peppercorns
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • coarse salt
  • 3 slices Provolone cheese
  • 1 cup spinach

Instructions

POUND STEAK:

  • Place steak on a cutting board between 2 large pieces of plastic wrap.
  • Pound each side of the steak using a meat mallet until the steak is an even 1/4-inch thickness.

FILL STEAK:

  • Remove plastic wrap and season both sides of the steak with peppercorns and garlic.
  • Spread Boursin cream cheese evenly on one side of the steak.
  • Top with 3 slices of provolone cheese and spinach.

ROLL AND TIE STEAK:

  • Starting at one side of the long edge, roll the steak up tightly. Wrap in plastic wrap and freeze for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the plastic wrap. Starting at the center of the steak, slide a piece of twine under the steak and tie.
  • Then, tie 5 more pieces of twine around the steak that are approximately 1 ½ inch apart. Trim the twine.

CUT STEAK:

  • Use a sharp knife to cut the steak into 6 pieces that are roughly 1-1 ½ inches thick.

PREHEAT OVEN:

  • Move the oven rack to the middle position and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

COOK STEAK:

  • Preheat a grill pan (that is oven-safe) or a 10-12-inch cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Place steak pinwheels in the pan and cook until browned, about 2-3 minutes. Use a spatula to flip and cook until browned on the other side, about 2 minutes.
  • Place the pan or skillet into the preheated oven and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until the pinwheels reach the desired doneness. Use an instant-read thermometer and the chart in the notes to determine your desired doneness.

REST STEAK:

  • Remove the steak pinwheels from the oven and tent with foil for 5 minutes.

FINISH AND SERVE:

  • Cut the twine and remove. Serve.

Notes

Use an instant-read thermometer to determine your desired doneness. Please note that the steak’s internal temperature increases a few degrees as its tented and rests.
  • RARE: 125 degrees F
  • MEDIUM-RARE: 135 degrees F
  • MEDIUM: 145 degrees F
  • MEDIUM-WELL: 155 degrees F
  • WELL DONE: 165 degrees F

Nutrition

Serving: 1pinwheel | Calories: 409kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 331mg | Potassium: 643mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 932IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 139mg | Iron: 3mg