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Flank Steak Pinwheels

WebMD Recipe from

These festive wheels of steak, Boursin cheese, spinach and sun-dried tomatoes look fancy, but they’re quite easy to make. For a party, arrange them on a platter atop a bed of spinach.

flank steak pinwheels

Servings: 4

Yield: 4 servings

Total Time: 40 minutes

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Make Ahead Tip: Prepare the steak roll (Steps 2-4). Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 6 hours. When ready to grill, proceed with Steps 5 and 6.

Recipe Ingredients:

  1. 2/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes, (not packed in oil)
  2. 2 cups boiling water
  3. 1 pound flank steak, trimmed of fat
  4. 1 clove garlic, minced
  5. 3 tablespoons light herbed cheese spread, such as Boursin (see Variation)
  6. 1 cup baby spinach
  7. 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  8. 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Recipe Steps:

  1. Preheat grill to high.
  2. Place sun-dried tomatoes in a bowl; pour boiling water over them and let steep until softened, about 10 minutes. Drain and chop.
  3. Meanwhile, place steak between 2 large pieces of plastic wrap. Pound each side of the steak thoroughly with the pointed side of a meat mallet until the steak is an even 1/4-inch thickness.
  4. Rub garlic all over one side of the steak. Spread cheese lengthwise in a 3-inch-wide strip down the middle of the steak. Top with the sun-dried tomatoes and spinach. Starting at one edge of a long side, roll the steak up tightly, tucking in the filling as you go.
  5. Carefully rub salt and pepper all over the outside of the steak roll. Turn the roll so the overlapping edge is on top. Push 8 skewers, evenly spaced, through the roll, close to the overlapping edge to hold the roll together. Slice the roll into 8 equal portions, roughly 1 to 1 1/2 inches thick, with a skewer in each. Lay the slices on their sides and push the skewer through so it sticks out about 1 inch.
  6. Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Grill the pinwheels 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium-rare. Use a spatula when turning them to prevent too much filling from falling out. (Don’t worry if the ends of the skewers burn. They will still hold the pinwheels together.) Remove the skewers; let the pinwheels rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Recipe Nutrition:

Per serving: 226 calories; 9 g fat ( 4 g sat , 3 g mono ); 46 mg cholesterol; 7 gcarbohydrates; 27 g protein; 2 g fiber; 332 mg sodium; 278 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Zinc (27% daily value), Iron (15% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 3 1/2 lean meat

Special Health Consideration(s):

Healthy Weight – Low Cholesterol – Low Sodium – Low Carb – Low Calorie – Diabetes Appropriate – Gluten Free Diet

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What Constitution? Dump This Traitor!

In 2012, Obama to press ahead without Congress 

HONOLULU (AP) – Leaving behind a year of bruising legislative battles, President Barack Obama enters his fourth year in office having calculated that he no longer needs Congress to promote his agenda and may even benefit in his re-election campaign if lawmakers accomplish little in 2012.


He Never Was! Remember The Picture?

LAT New WH talking point: “The president is no longer tied to Washington, D.C.”



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The ‘Best Of’ Gun Accidents |

The ‘Best Of’ Gun Accidents |

Subtitlted: The ‘Worst Of’..Jesus H!

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Railgun Update from General Atomics |

Railgun Update from General Atomics |


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Osama’s Sea Burial Caught on Tape |

Osama’s Sea Burial Caught on Tape |

Buckle Up Dude!

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Howz’ Dat “Closing the Strait of Hormuz is very easy for Iranian naval forces.” workin’ for ya, Mullets?

OR this “reversal” is what is called..Taqiyya. Translation: BULLSHIITE..

Nuclear Reversal? Iran Wants to Talk

AP   OH-OH! If I keep this stuff up, I may be the next

Bare Naked Islam Reinstated – Bare Naked  – Maggie’s Notebook…/barenakedislam-reinstated-barenak

17 hours ago – A last minute update. Reader TW informed me of a Tweet that Bare Naked Islam is back up on but must be gone by January 6th.

via Fox

    • Hit by sanctions, Iran proposes a new round of talks about its controversial nuclear program with six world powers.

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