Spinach Steak Pinwheels

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


6 servings

Updated: Aug. 22, 2023
Bacon and spinach bring plenty of flavor to these sirloin steak spirals. It's an easy dish to make and perfect for backyard grilling. I always get lots of compliments.—Helen Vail, Glenside, Pennsylvania
Spinach Steak Pinwheels Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1-1/2 pounds beef top sirloin steak
  • 8 bacon strips, cooked
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Lightly score steak by making shallow diagonal cuts into top of steak at 1-in. intervals; repeat cuts in opposite direction. Cover steak with plastic wrap; pound with a meat mallet to 1/2-in. thickness. Remove plastic.
  2. Place bacon widthwise at center of steak. In a bowl, mix remaining ingredients; spoon over bacon. Starting at a short side, roll up steak jelly-roll style; secure with toothpicks. Cut into 6 slices.
  3. Place on an oiled grill rack. Grill pinwheels, covered, over medium heat until beef reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°), 5-6 minutes on each side. Discard toothpicks before serving.
Health Tip: Spinach is loaded with vitamin K, which plays an important role in bone health.

Nutrition Facts

1 pinwheel: 227 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 536mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 31g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 fat.