Grilled Flank Steak Pinwheels

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Looking for a fun spin on steak appetizers? Try this bite-size Grilled Flank Steak Pinwheels recipe for your next party with a variety of dipping options. They are a hit every time!

If you’re a fan of juicy, flavorful beef and want to spice up your dinner routine, this recipe is for you! Introducing: Flank Steak Pinwheels! These babies are like little meaty Swiss rolls but with way more attitude! Don’t be intimidated by their fancy appearance, though – they’re surprisingly easy to make. So get ready to impress your taste buds (and maybe even your dinner guests) with this delicious and slightly fancy flank steak recipe!

What Are Flank Steak Pinwheels?

Grilled Flank Steak pinwheels are a delicious and visually impressive dish made by rolling up flank steak with a filling of cheese, peppers, and spinach. Flank Steak is a great cut of meat for this recipe because it’s lean, flavorful, and versatile. When sliced thinly against the grain and rolled with the filling, the result is a tender and juicy pinwheel perfect for a fancy dinner or a casual weeknight meal.

Flank Steak Pinwheel Ingredients


  • Flank Steak: Lean cut of steak with bold flavor, perfect for grilling and versatile for various dishes.
  • Lawry’s Honey Bourbon Marinade: A delicious blend of honey, bourbon, and spices for a sweet and savory flavor.
  • Provolone Cheese: Semi-hard cheese with mild, creamy flavor, great for melting and adding cheesy goodness.
  • Roasted Red Peppers: Sweet, flavorful peppers that are tender and caramelized, adding color and flavor to any dish.
  • Fresh Spinach: Nutrient-dense leafy green packed with vitamins and minerals, adding fresh and healthy elements to your dish.


  • Mayo: Makes the Roasted Pepper Aioli creamier and richer.
  • Roasted Red Peppers: Provide a sweet and smoky flavor to the aioli.
  • Sundried Tomatoes: Adds depth of flavor and a slightly tangy taste to the pinwheels.
  • Roasted Garlic: Brings a nutty and slightly sweet flavor to the aioli.
  • Grill Mates Herb Chipotle Seasoning Blend: Adds a smoky and slightly spicy kick to the aioli.
  • Lemon Juice: Balances the richness of the aioli with a bright and tangy flavor.
  • Salt and Pepper: Enhances the flavor of all the ingredients and balances the dish.


  • Soaked Bamboo Skewers: Essential for securing and grilling the pinwheels. Follow package directions for soaking.
  • Pesto Sauce: A delicious dipping sauce that complements the flavors of the pinwheels.

How to Make Flank Steak Pinwheels

For the Flank Steak Pinwheels

  1. Begin by prepping the flank steak. Chill it in the freezer for 20 minutes.
  2. Remove the steak from the freezer and lay it on a clean cutting board. Cut flank steak in half, and then butterfly each half open until completely sliced through.
  3. Using a meat mallet, pound the butterflied flank steak to a ¼” thickness.
  4. Marinate the steak in the Lawry’s Honey Bourbon marinade for 4 hours in a resealable bag or coverable dish.
  5. When ready to prep, remove the meat from the marinade and discard the marinade.
  6. Lay each slice of the meat on a clean work surface. Layer the meat with provolone cheese, roasted red peppers, and spinach leaves.
  7. Wrap the meat tightly in on itself and chill for another 20 minutes. This makes slicing easier.
  8. Use a sharp knife to slice the meat into 1″ pieces and secure each piece with 2 wooden skewers, leaving a ½” room between each piece for air circulation while cooking.
  9. Preheat your grill for indirect heat by piling your charcoal to one side. Clean and oil your grill grates. Cover the grill and allow to pre-heat for 5 to 10 minutes.
  10. Grill the flank steak pinwheel pops on medium heat, rotating as needed and keeping a careful eye. As the cheese melts, it can cause flare-ups, so don’t leave them unattended. Cover and cook for 3 minutes per side.
  11. Remove the steak from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes before serving.

Roasted Pepper Aioli

  1. Meanwhile, make the Roasted Pepper Aioli. Combine mayonnaise, minced roasted red peppers, garlic, Grill Mates Chipotle Seasoning Blend, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt and black pepper in your food processor. Pulse until smooth. The aioli can be made up to three days ahead and stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
  2. Serve the grilled flank steak pinwheel pops with the Roasted Pepper Aioli for dipping and garnish with fresh pesto sauce.

What to Serve With Flank Steak Pinwheels

You have a few options here! First, you can use any leftover steak and make flank steak tacos! Some other great options are having an elaborate appetizer spread for your next social event with dishes like Smoked Bacon-Wrapped Scallops, Traeger Smoked Queso with Chorizo, and Air Fryer Pickle Brined Chicken Wings!

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