Filled with a creamy combination of spinach and mozzarella, these succulent stuffed flank steak pinwheels pack plenty of nutrition. They also look impressive on a plate but are simple to prepare.
These delicious steak rolls make a hearty, flavorful main course that's perfect for any dinner. The meat is rolled up around a filling of sautéed spinach and mozzarella cheese before being oven-roasted until cooked through.
The result is an amazing entrée that can be served with your favorite side dishes for a magnificent and easy weeknight dinner!
This delicious recipe for baked stuffed flank steak pinwheels with spinach and is a great way to impress friends and family. The tasty dish will be sure to please with its combination of flavors and textures; it’s also incredibly easy to make!
With just a few basic ingredients in hand, you'll be on your way to making this incredible main dish.
Here's a list of items that you'll need for this recipe:
- Flank steak
- Extra-virgin olive oil
- Salt and ground black pepper
- Fresh baby spinach
- Cream cheese
- Mozzarella cheese or provolone cheese
Scroll down to the recipe card for the exact amounts used.
An unforgettable, delicious dinner doesn't have to be complicated. These steak rolls are an easy way to make a superb meal for friends and family without spending hours in the kitchen.
Just follow these simple directions!
Lay the flank steak flat and season it with salt and pepper.
Combine the cream cheese, mozzarella, and garlic. Spread onto one side of the steak.
Heat half the oil in a skillet. Add spinach and cook until wilted.
Top the cheese layer with the cooked spinach.
Roll the steak into a log and drizzle the remaining olive oil over it.
Bake until cooked to the desired doneness. Let rest for ten minutes before slicing.
Make sure you place the steak in the pan with the seam side down or use toothpicks to hold it together.
Flank steak pinwheels are a delicious entrée that can be easily customized to your taste. Try these simple variations if you’re looking for a creative way to spice up simple dinners.
Experiment by adding different herbs and spices or using other types of cheese like feta or blue cheese. The beauty of this dish is that it is versatile and easily tailored to whatever flavors you prefer.
You can add additional ingredients, such as bell peppers, mushrooms, olives, or jalapeños, for an extra kick of flavor. You could also top it off with pesto for another layer of texture and flavor.
Top tip: Sear the steak in a pan over medium-high heat before transferring it to an ovenproof dish. This will give the outside of your steak a nice brown crust while ensuring that its center remains juicy and tender.
- Take the internal temperature to check doneness. A digital thermometer inserted into the thickest part should read at least 145°F for medium-rare doneness — any longer can result in an overcooked, dry piece of meat!
- Secure the steak roll with toothpicks before cooking to ensure that it stays together during cooking and doesn’t unravel.
These delicious stuffed flank steak pinwheels are sure to impress your guests. Serve them with a side of roasted vegetables and scalloped potatoes for a complete meal that looks as good as it tastes.
Top off the beef slices with freshly grated Parmesan cheese for a little extra cheesy flavor. Or drizzle on a Mediterranean sauce.
Storing leftover stuffed flank steak is easy. First, make sure to let the steak cool completely before storing it. Then, wrap the steak tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and place it in an airtight container or a resealable bag. The steak pinwheels will keep in the refrigerator for up to four days.
For best results, you should always cook flank steak until it reaches an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C). This will ensure that your steak is both tender and juicy.
Flank steak is best cooked quickly over high heat. Grilling, broiling, and pan-searing are all great options.
The cut of meat used for this baked stuffed steak is typically flank steak. This cut of beef is known for its rich flavor and tender texture. It is best when cooked quickly over high heat to medium-rare doneness.
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Stuffed Flank Steak
- 1 pound thin flank steak
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 3 ounces baby spinach
- 4 ounces cream cheese softened
- 4 ounces sliced mozzarella cheese or provolone (finely chopped or shredded)
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Season the steak liberally with salt and black pepper. Set aside.
- Heat half of the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the spinach and cook, stirring, until wilted, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat.
- In a bowl, combine the cream cheese, mozzarella, and garlic. Spread onto one side of the steak. Top with the spinach. Roll the steak into a log and secure with toothpicks.
- Drizzle a rimmed sheet pan with the remaining oil. Place the steak in the pan with the seam side down. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until cooked to desired doneness.
- Allow the meat to rest for least 10 minutes before slicing and remove the toothpicks before serving.