Rachael Ray's Flank Steak Pinwheels

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

Just watched Rachel make this on Food Network. Looks delicious and I wanted to post it before I forgot about it (since it's happy hour)!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 large flank steak, butterflied along the grain
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 ounces asiago cheese, shredded
  • 8 ounces spinach leaves, washed, patted dry, stems removed
  • 6 ounces gorgonzola, crumbled
  • 4 scallions, left whole
  • 8 -10 wooden skewers, soaked in water


  1. Preheat grill or grill pan to high.
  2. To butterfly the flank steak, start with the meat grain running up and down in front of you. With your knife, begin cutting the meat in half. (Essentially, you want a thinner, larger flank steak).
  3. Continue cutting the flank steak in half until you reach about 1 inch from completely cutting through.
  4. Lay the cut flank steak open and even out the middle so there is not a thicker piece in the center. Or just ask the butcher!
  5. Spread the flank steak out so that the grain is running left to right.
  6. Begin layering the flank steak with salt and pepper, the Asiago, then the spinach, the Gorgonzola and scallions.
  7. Begin rolling the flank steak tightly and away from you.
  8. Evenly insert the skewers 1 to 2 inches along the seam of the pinwheel to hold it together on the grill.
  9. Cut in between each skewer but not against the skewer; you want the same amount of meat on either side of each skewer.
  10. Grill the pinwheels on each side for about 3 to 4 minutes or until your desired doneness.
Most Helpful

I made these exactly as posted, but using the green portions of the scallions only due to dietary restrictions. Then I cooked them on a charcoal grill. I did have to cook mine a bit longer than specified, and they turned out perfectly cooked. Delicious! Thanks for sharing! Made for Spring PAC 2014.

breezermom April 24, 2014

Made as directed. Used steel skewers thinking they were best, but DH, helping me assemble before grilling, asked if we have bamboo skewers! He thought bamboo makes for a better presentation. Thanks, Culinary Explorer! Made for Beverage Tag Game.

mersaydees April 12, 2008

Wow, what a delicious keeper of a recipe! I did make a few changes based on what I had on hand (and the fact that it was too cold to bbq last night). I used parmesan for the asiago and another crumbly bleu cheese instead of gorgonzola specifically. I baked them at 400F for about 25 minutes, flipping them over once and they turned out beautifully. I will definitely make these again - so easy and quick! Thanks, CulinaryExplorer, for posting!

Sandi (From CA) February 03, 2008