Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is actually a recipe from my high school cafeteria. Everyone bought lunch on meat pinwheel day! My husband had worked with one of the cooks daughters a few years back and asked her for the recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook meat with onion and celery.
  2. If using hamburg, drain grease well.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste and a small amount of the gravy. (just enough to moisten.).
  4. Cool.
  5. While meat mixture is cooling, mix Bisquick and milk.
  6. Form a ball and roll out into a 8 X 12 rectangle.
  7. Spread cooled meat mixture over rectangle and roll up, jelly roll style, rolling from the 12" side.
  8. Seal edge.
  9. Cut into 1" pieces and place, flat side up, on a greased or parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  10. Bake at 400 degrees for about 40 minutes or until lightly browned.
  11. Serve with mashed potatoes, peas and the rest of the gravy.
  12. *An easy way to cut the pinwheel into rolls is with a thin string or dental floss. Wrap string aroung the roll and pull across to slice.


Most Helpful

I am from the Class of '65. Cafeteria food around around that time was essentially from home cooking recipes. There were some very good lunches! This one is just as I remember and when it was on the menu I would be sure to "buy" my lunch. Thanks for sharing this!

Rosepot June 16, 2013

This was very easy and tasty! The only change I made was to sprinkle some cheddar cheese on the meat before I rolled it up. It's a good thing I checked this after 20 min. It was starting to get burnt. I caught it just in time. 40 min. we would have been having eggs for dinner. But no worry, I will be making this again. Thanks, Mandagirl!

children from A to Z March 04, 2008

Wow, these are good, and easy! I did add a dash of garlic powder to the cooked meat and veggies. I also used reduced fat Bisquick, but I think it would be even better with regular. Thank you for posting this recipe! It is a keeper!

nott September 10, 2007

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