Grilling Up Delicious Skirt Steak Pinwheels

If you’re craving juicy, flavorful beef but don’t want to break the bank on premium cuts like ribeye or filet, we’ve got you covered. Let’s explore a budget-friendly option that will still satisfy your meat cravings. This recipe for Grilled Skirt Steak Pinwheels takes the lesser-known skirt steak and turns it into a mouthwatering dish that’s full of flavor and tenderness.

Building Flavor with Skirt Steak Pinwheels

Skirt steak is known for being less flavorful and less tender compared to other cuts. However, with the right technique and ingredients, we can elevate this steak to new heights. The secret lies in creating pinwheels that are packed with flavor and succulence.

We won’t use just any skirt steak; we’ll choose three skirt steaks weighing around 3-3.5 pounds in total. The first step is to ensure all the steaks are the same length, which makes cooking them to the same temperature much easier. Once the steaks are uniform, we’ll flatten and tenderize them by gently pounding them with a meat mallet. This process not only enhances their tenderness but also reduces cooking time.

Now that the skirt steaks are tenderized, it’s time to add some flavor. Season both sides of the steaks with salt and then layer four slices of provolone cheese on each steak, leaving an inch or two of space at each end. Next, we’ll add a generous amount of fresh spinach on top of the cheese.

With the cheese and spinach in place, it’s time to roll up the skirt steaks tightly, ensuring the filling stays intact. To secure the rolls, insert wooden skewers every inch or so along the length. These skewers not only hold the pinwheels together but also add a unique visual appeal.

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Grillin’ and Chillin’

With the pinwheels ready, it’s time to fire up the grill. We recommend using a two-zone or indirect grilling setup. Place charcoal on one side and position the skirt steak pinwheels on the other side to ensure even cooking. Maintain a target temperature of 250F inside the grill.

To ensure a proper sear, switch to a cast iron grill grate and heat it to around 500F. Once hot, sear the pinwheels to develop a beautiful caramelized crust on the outside while retaining all the juiciness within. While searing, you might lose a bit of the cheese, but don’t worry, it will still taste delicious.

Once the pinwheels reach an internal temperature of around 140F, it’s time to remove them from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes. This resting period allows the flavors to settle and prevents the melted cheese from oozing out when you slice into these delectable pinwheels.

Serving Suggestions

These Grilled Skirt Steak Pinwheels can be enjoyed as they are, perfectly seasoned and filled with cheesy goodness. However, if you want to take it up a notch, try dipping them in hoisin sauce and then rolling them in crushed peanuts for a delightful contrast of flavors and textures.

Whether served as a Super Bowl appetizer or a hearty main course, these pinwheels deliver all the beefy satisfaction you crave. While not as tender as filet mignon or ribeye, they offer a robust flavor profile at a fraction of the cost.

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