When it comes to make dinner, there are times I want to try something different. This recipe for Flank Steak Pinwheels is just that. Stuffed with Spinach, Garlic, Shallot and Provolone, these are a delicious florentine inspired version of a steak dinner.
What is Flank Steak
Flank steak is a cut of beef taken from the abdominal region of a cow. This cut of meat is usually a cheaper cut because it is lean and a bit tougher. Flank steak is often marinated or sliced thinly to make it tender to eat. Because it is a tougher cut of meat, it is often a cheaper cut. It is common to find it in most grocery stores.
What does Florentine mean?
Florentine refers to the Florence region in Italy and the cooking styles from that region. It is common in American for Florentine types of food to contain spinach and cheese. Common varieties of Florentine dishes are eggs, pasta, and chicken to name a few.
How to prepare Flank Steak Pinwheels
To make flank steak pinwheels, butterfly the steak by slicing it horizontally. Season with salt and pepper on both sides. Spread the ingredients evenly over the steak. Roll the steak up from the bottom and secure with kitchen twine so it does not unroll. Secure roll with toothpicks 2 inches apart. Slice pinwheels and prepare to cook.
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Flank Steak Pinwheels
Make a delicious dinner with this recipe for Flank Steak Pinwheels. Stuffed with spinach, shallot and provolone, it's delicious!
- 2 ½ Pounds Flank Steak butterflied, sliced horizontally
- 3-4 Cloves Garlic Minced
- 1 Shallot Sliced thinly
- 1 Cup Spinach
- 4 Oz Provolone Cheese
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
Take butterflied flank steak and season both sides with salt and pepper to taste. Spread garlic across the flank steak. Next add a layer of spinach across the steak, followed by a layer of cheese.
Roll up the flank steak from the bottom. Secure with kitchen twine so that it does not unroll. Skewer the flank steak with toothpicks 2 inches apart. Slice flank steak into pinwheels.
Preheat oven to 350
Heat a cast iron on medium-high heat. Add 2 tbsp of olive oil to the pan and sear the pinwheels for 3 minutes per a side.
Place skillet with flank steaks into the oven and cook for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and tent with aluminum foil to cool. Remove twine and toothpicks, then enjoy!