These flank steak pinwheels are super simple and delicious.  They are excellent on the grill and take only about 15 minutes to cook!

Steak pinwheels on cutting board.

The prep takes a little bit of time, but what’s nice is they can be made ahead and just thrown on the grill whenever you want.

We like to make them in the morning, put them in the fridge and then cook and serve them with Italian pasta salad or rice later in the day.

They are amazing with or without this Easy Italian Salsa Verde.   We use that sauce a lot during grilling season, and often serve it with grilled chicken or steaks and of course these beef pinwheels.

Skewered flank steak pinwheels on cutting board with bowl of green sauce on the side.

You will only need:

  • 1 1/2 pounds of flank steak
  • 3/8 pound of prosciutto
  • 3/8  pound of provolone

How To Make Flank Steak Pinwheels

Steak pinwheels recipe process collage group number one.

  1. Ingredients shown: provolone and prosciutto
  2. Begin by butterflying the flank steak with a sharp knife.  If you do not feel comfortable doing this ask your butcher to do it for you or buy a thinner cut that can be pounded out to about 3/8″ thick.  A thicker piece can be pounded out somewhat and still be used so do not let this deter you.
  3. Take the butterflied flank steak and pound it out with plastic wrap on top of it and a meat mallet to about 3/8″ thick.  The thickness does not need to be exact.
  4. Season the beef with a 1/2 tsp of kosher salt and a 1/2 tsp of pepper.  Trim up any loose ends and place it on top of plastic wrap.

Recipe process collage group number two.

  1. Begin by layering the prosciutto to within a half inch of the sides.
  2. Layer the provolone on top of the prosciutto.
  3. Begin rolling the flank steak with the help of the plastic wrap.  As you roll it remove the plastic wrap before it gets trapped and continue to make a roll.
  4. A nice flank steak roll will be created like shown.

Recipe process collage group number three.

  1. Cut the roll into roughly 1 1/2″ thick steak pinwheels.  If you want, you can use a piece of butcher twine for each roll to make sure they stay together.
  2. The twine is not that important if you skewer the pinwheels like shown, or alternatively by using toothpicks.
  3. The pinwheels cook easily on the grill.  On a gas grill heat one burner to medium high heat and sear the pinwheels for two minutes per side.
  4. Lower the heat to medium-low, close the grill and continue cooking for another 7-10 minutes or until the flank steak is cooked to your personal preference.  Medium rare is 130-135.  If you have a digital thermometer use it.  Here is a temperature Chart From Our Reverse Seared Ribeye Steak Recipe.

Flank steak pinwheel closeup shot with salsa verde on top.

So that’s how to make stuffed flank steak with prosciutto and provolone.  Real simple and real delicious!

Like I mentioned above they are amazing with or without the green sauce in the pics.

Tips For Italian Beef Pinwheels

  • Do not worry about the thickness not being perfect all the way around.  I have made them with a perfect cut and sometimes I make a mistake filleting and end up with a hole in it.  Do your best and they will be great!
  • Prosciutto is often cheaper at the deli counter than the pre-sliced pieces sold in 1/4 pound packages.  Also, if you have a Costco near you they have great prices on good quality prosciutto.  They will have the provolone and flank steak there as well!
  • The pinwheels do not have to be cut at all.  The whole rolled flank steak can be cooked as is on the grill.  If choosing this method tie it up or use toothpicks so that it stays intact.

Overhead shot of 2 beef roll skewers on cutting board with sauce in bowl on the side.

Steak Pinwheels Substitutions And Additions

  • Beef – Sirloin butterflied and pounded out thin is an excellent substitute.  Ask your butcher if they have thin cut pieces to save some time.
  • Pesto – A nice thick pesto or just a whole bunch of basil leaves gives nice color and flavor to these flank steak rolls.
  • Prosciutto and provolone – Alternatives such as mortadella, ham and mozzarella work beautifully.
  • Spinach and garlic – Spinach and chopped garlic layered between the prosciutto and provolone is also a tasty option.

Difficulty Level

On a scale of 1-5 with 1 being easy these Italian beef pinwheels are a 3.  Only potential issues are filleting the flank steak and rolling the pinwheels.  The actual cooking process is quite easy.  Cooking them to an exact internal temperature is not critical, which is a relief.  As long as they stay below 145-150f they will be tender and juicy.

Steak pinwheels Pinterest image.

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Steak Pinwheels

5 from 4 votes
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Italian steak pinwheels stuffed with prosciutto and provolone.

Ingredients 

  • 1 1/2 pounds flank steak
  • 3/8 pound prosciutto
  • 3/8 pound provolone
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Instructions 

  • Fillet and pound out flank steak to roughly 3/8" thick.
  • Season flank steak with salt and pepper on both sides then lay the flank steak on top of plastic wrap.
  • Layer the prosciutto on top of the steak, then layer the provolone leaving a 1/2" of steak exposed on all sides.
  • With the help of the plastic wrap tightly roll the flank steak, paying attention to not trap the plastic wrap in the roll.
  • Remove the plastic wrap and cut the roll into 1 1/2" thick pinwheels. Skewer the pinwheels or use toothpicks or butcher twine to keep them together.
  • On a hot gas grill sear the pinwheels on medium high heat for 2 minutes on each side. Lower the heat to medium-low, close the grill and continue to cook for 7-10 minutes or until the pinwheels reach an internal temperature of 130-135f for medium rare. Enjoy!

Notes

  • The recipe is for a gas grill.  If using charcoal prepare a cool spot to finish them for 7-10 minutes of indirect heat after the initial searing process.
  • Prosciutto is quite salty.  Only a 1/2 tsp of kosher salt was used, adjust accordingly.
  • An instant read thermometer will ensure perfect cooking time.  130-135f is medium rare, but cook to personal preference.

Nutrition

Calories: 541kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.6g | Fat: 27.8g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 1270mg | Potassium: 756mg | Sugar: 0.2g | Calcium: 270mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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6 Comments

  1. Jane says:

    5 stars
    This recipe is a keeper. I made it for guests and they loved it. Tons of flavor. Thank you for all your wonderful recipes and expert information.

    1. Tara says:

      Hi Jane, thanks for the comment and so happy you enjoyed the pinwheels!

  2. Karen says:

    5 stars
    Hi Jim,
    I’ve been making a pinwheel recipe very similar to yours for many years now adding thinly sliced onions and using cooked bacon instead of prociutto, which I will definitely try and bet it’s delicious. Thanks for the recipe and Love watching all your videos too, especially the look on your face when your son and wife try and give you their ratings. Happy 4th of July to you and family!πŸ˜Šβ€πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

    1. Jim says:

      Hi Karen, thanks for the comment and so happy you’re enjoying the recipes and videos!

  3. Valentina says:

    5 stars
    These look SO amazing! And beautiful with the salsa verde. I’m in!

    1. James says:

      Thanks very much!