My guys were excited when I told them I was making steak pinwheels with bacon, spinach and Parmesan for dinner so I could share the recipe with you. This is an old family favorite that my son used to request for his birthday. It’s been a long time since it’s appeared on our table, though, because I’ve really cut back on serving red meat. But, I figured it was time to get wild and crazy by adding a fourth beef recipe to the blog.
I wanted to post this sooner, but a certain octogenarian was in the hospital recently, accompanied by his “Nurse Ratched,” who never left his side. So, life got pretty hectic for us, but thankfully, we received the best report from the doctor. For the record, I really do believe in miracles.
If you ever want to prepare a special dinner to celebrate or impress dinner guests, these steak pinwheels are a good choice. You take a top round steak, tenderize it by making diamond cuts in it, and then pound it into a rectangular shape. Season the beef and top it with strips of bacon, spinach, garlic and fresh Parmesan. Then roll it up, secure it closed with toothpicks an inch apart, and slice the meat into rounds. The pinwheels cook in a flash under the broiler (watch them carefully) but you could grill them instead. Drizzle on some balsamic glaze before serving, and voilà.
(Recipe Source: Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book, 1989 p. 218)