Imagine a steaming plate of melted mozzarella cheese and spinach stuffed into a tenderized flank steak, baked to perfection. Your mouth waters as you pick up your fork and tear into this amazing combination of flavors.
Flank steak pinwheels, which are also called "stuffed flank steaks" are a crowd pleasing dinner that are as decorative as they are delicious. Combining the creamy taste of mozzarella cheese and the tender cut of meat that is the flank steak is truly a gift from the heavens. If you're lucky, you may be able to find these babies in the meat section of your local grocery store. If you can't find them at the store, don't you worry. Making them is not hard at all.
What you will need:
- 2 flank steaks around equal length, trimmed and cubed or pounded
- mozzarella cheese - 16 oz. or about 4 cups
- spinach leaves - 9-10 oz. , fresh
- kitchen twine
- chef knife
- cutting board
- baking sheet
- tin foil
- cooking spray
- Start with the two flank steaks. Layer the top two inches or so of the bottom steak over the top steak.
- Spread the cheese over the two steaks to make a thin, even layer.
- Add all of the spinach on top of the cheese, except for about 1-2 oz. Spread around to make an even layer.
- Starting from the bottom, tightly roll the flank steak forward. Be sure to make the roll tight, but be careful not to rip the steak because it is very thin. When you are finished the roll should look like this
- Now that we have the steak rolled, it's time to tie it. Pull the string underneath the steak roll with the open end in your left hand. Then pull the open end over your right index and middle finger.
- Twist your fingers and pinch the top of the open end between your index and middle finger.
- Let go with your left hand and pull open end through. Pull both ends of string to tighten the knot. Cut slack with knife. Note: If this knot is too difficult, a normal knot will suffice.
- Repeat this knot every two to three inches, depending on how thick you would like your steaks to be. When the roll is tied, it should look like this:
- Slice the roll as evenly as possible in between the sections of string. When you are finished, you should have something that looks like this:
Now that the preparation is done, all you have to do is bake the steaks:
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Place tin foil over baking sheet, spray with cooking spray.
- Place steaks on baking sheet.
- Bake for 15-20 mins or until steaks are brown and cheese is melted.
Now just make a blanket of spinach on your family's plates and enjoy this delectable dish!