Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Flank Steak Pinwheels

I don't eat much red meat now but when I do have a craving, this is the perfect steak to make with a wonderful veggie filled salad and a nice green veggie.

Laughing Cow Lite cheese will work great or they offer other lite low fat cheese smears now that will work.


* 2/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes, (not packed in oil)
* 2 cups boiling water
* 1 pound flank steak, trimmed of fat
* 1 clove garlic, minced
* 3 tablespoons light herbed cheese spread, such as Laughing Cow or any other
* 1 cup baby spinach
* 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
* 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


1. Preheat grill to high.

2. Place sun-dried tomatoes in a bowl; pour boiling water over them and let steep until softened, about 10 minutes. Drain and chop.

3. Meanwhile, place steak between 2 large pieces of plastic wrap. Pound each side of the steak thoroughly with the pointed side of a meat mallet until the steak is an even 1/4-inch thickness.

4. Rub garlic all over one side of the steak. Spread cheese lengthwise in a 3-inch-wide strip down the middle of the steak. Top with the sun-dried tomatoes and spinach. Starting at one edge of a long side, roll the steak up tightly, tucking in the filling as you go.

5. Carefully rub salt and pepper all over the outside of the steak roll. Turn the roll so the overlapping edge is on top. Push 8 skewers, evenly spaced, through the roll, close to the overlapping edge to hold the roll together. Slice the roll into 8 equal portions, roughly 1 to 1 1/2 inches thick, with a skewer in each. Lay the slices on their sides and push the skewer through so it sticks out about 1 inch.

6. Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Grill the pinwheels 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium-rare. Use a spatula when turning them to prevent too much filling from falling out. (Don't worry if the ends of the skewers burn. They will still hold the pinwheels together.) Remove the skewers; let the pinwheels rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Found recipe on the Eating Well website

4 servings

Active Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

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