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How to make flank steak and blue cheese pinwheels

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Whether it's an appetizer for a get-together, or a way to spice up an average dinner, Flank Steak and Blue Cheese Pinwheels only take about 30 minutes to prepare.

Ingredients for six to eight pinwheels:

1 flank steak (about 2 pounds), butterflied along the grain

1 tbsp. canola oil

Salt and pepper, to taste

2-3 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar

1 garlic clove, grated

1 cup baby spinach leaves

4 scallions, left whole

3 Tbsp. Blue cheese

¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese

8 to 10 wooden skewers, soaked in water

Directions:

To butterfly flank steak: ask a meat expert to butterfly the steak along the grain OR start with the meat grain running up and down in front of you. Begin cutting the meat in half until you reach about one inch from completely cutting through. Using a meat mallet, pound the steak seam to match the thickness of the rest of the steak.

SEASON outside of flank steak with oil, salt, and pepper. OPEN and SPREAD the flank steak out so that grain is running left to right. BEGIN layering the flank steak with vinegar, black pepper, garlic, spinach, scallions, and cheeses. ROLL the steak away from you (along the grain). INSERT skewers every 1 to 2 inches along the seam, holding the steak together. CUT between the skewers so there is about ½ inch of meat on each side of the skewer. GRILL pinwheels on each side for 3 to 4 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 160°F.

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