When it comes to steak, there is really no going wrong. However, what if we could elevate your steak dinner even more? Let’s create juicy, steak pinwheels full of sautéed peppers and cheese!
This recipe is very straight forward and easy! First, pick your vegetables. I chose a variety of bell peppers and onion. Chop your veggies and sauté in a cast iron until they are cooked down.
While your peppers and onion are cooking, let’s work on the steak. I chose to use a cut of flank steak from the meat counter at my grocery store. You can use any cut of meat so long as you can thin it out to make it “rollable”. I did end up cutting my steak in half width wise and pounded it out to make sure it was thinner. This ensures an even and quicker cook time, especially for the center. Once you cut your steak, we can work on assembly.
For the assembly, start with your flattened piece of steak. I used a dijon mustard layer before adding the veggies for added flavor. Place your steak and mustard layer down first. Then add your spinach, muenster cheese, and cooked peppers and onion. Gently roll the steak lengthwise. Make sure you have some toothpicks on deck for when you finish rolling so you can pin the ends together.
Now, it is time to season. I used a variety of spices, and these are my favorites: onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, paprika, chili powder, salt, pepper, cumin, and coriander. Give your steak a nice seasoning and cut in between the toothpicks. You can readjust these as necessary.
Next, get your cast iron pretty hot to get a nice color on the steak and peppers. Since these are thinner pieces of steak, they do not take a very long time to cook. We just need to make sure the inner most part of the roll gets a chance to cook.
I seared mine about 3.5 minutes a side with a minute of searing turning it on its side. If you think your cast iron is too hot, remove if from the heat. You can also add a little butter in the pan as well. Let these rest about 5-10 minutes and enjoy! If you like your steak cooked fully through, continue cooking for an additional minute or two on each side. Just make sure you do not burn the bottoms!
Juicy Cheesy Pepper Steak Pinwheels
- Flank Steak
- 1 Cup Spinach
- 2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
- 2 Slices Muenster Cheese
- 2 Cups Bell Pepper cut lengthwise
- 1 Cup Onion Sliced
- 1 Tsp Each: Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Paprika, Chili Powder, Cayenne Pepper, Salt, Pepper, Cumin, Coriander
- First, slice your veggies and sauté in a pan until cooked down. Set aside.
- Carefully thin out your steak with a meat tenderizer or by slicing it in half width wise. You want to make sure it is able to roll on itself.
- Next, lay out your thinned steak and add a layer of dijon mustard. Lay your spinach greens on top and muenster cheese at the bottom of the steak.
- Gently add your cooked peppers and onion to the cheese and begin rolling the steak from the bottom. Once it is rolled, take toothpicks and pin the ends together.
- Season your roll with your seasoning blend.
- Cook in a skillet on medium to high heat for about 3.5 minutes a side and 1 minute for the edges of the steak roll. Let rest for 5-10 minutes and serve with potatoes!