well, flank you! flank you very much!

I excitedly bought a flank steak days ago with this recipe in mind.  Not surprisingly, I gave no thought to the freezing weather outside, and only later realized at home after unpacking the groceries that this is a GRILLED meat recipe. (There is snow on the ground & currently, wait, let me check… a whopping 28 degrees!!). Realizing the steak wasn’t going to last until the snow melts, and unable to warm my ‘man-friend’ up to chipping the ice off the grill, I decided to just wing it & cook the little rounders in a skillet. It didn’t look as pretty without the grill marks, but it was still super tasty (if i do say so myself!). These delicious pinwheels are fresh, gooey, savory, and deeply satisfying. I included a Garlic Mashed Potato recipe towards the tail end of this post that partners great with the steak, so scroll on down.

Flank Steak Pinwheels

1 flank steak

1/2 cup parmesan (or asiago) cheese

1/2 cup gorgonzola (or goat) cheese

1 cup fresh spinach

1/2 cup jarred sun-dried tomatoes

1/2 onion, sliced & grilled or sautéed until translucent

6-8 wooden skewers, soaked in water

Marinate steak in your choice of steak marinade. (I used soy sauce, red wine vinegar, black pepper, & garlic). This step is optional.

Preheat grill (or skillet) to medium high.

Butterfly the steak longwise. (Cut the meat in half until you reach about 1″ from the end). Lay open.

Begin layering the steak with salt & pepper, parmesan, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, gorgonzola, and onions.

Roll the steak tightly away from you. Skewer the meat at each 1-2″ interval along the pinwheel to hold it together while cooking. Cut in between each skewer. (You want the same amount of meat on each side of the skewer).

Pour some good quality olive oil in a shallow dish and dip both sides of pinwheel to coat.

Grill the pinwheels on each side for about 3 minutes.

Garlic Mashed Potatoes, for 2

2 russet potatoes, peeled & cubed

2 garlic cloves

1/4 cup sour cream

1 Tbs. butter

salt & pepper


Boil potatoes until tender.

Roast whole garlic cloves in 450 oven for about 15-20 minutes, until tender.

Mash potatoes and garlic together. Mix in butter, sour cream, parsley and salt & pepper to taste.


One Response to “well, flank you! flank you very much!”

  1. autumnkeeton Says:

    I realized this wasn’t a GREAT photo (I am not a master of my flash), but my mom told me this evening it reminds her of an infected, oozing wound. Um, well, that’s gross. I pledge to GRILL some pinwheels when it warms up and post a photo of ’em again. Don’t let the ugliness trick you. These babies are yummy.

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