Are you familiar with those gorgeous Beef Pinwheels, also known as Rosettes, that you see at your local butcher or grocery store? They’re incredibly tempting, but often expensive and filled with ingredients you may not love. Well, guess what? You can make your own, and it’s not as complicated as it seems!
Instead of going through the trouble of unrolling an entire roast, I found a lazy (but effective) way to make Beef Pinwheels. First, I slice the meat into thin strips and then pound them until they’re even thinner. This makes the cooking process quicker and results in a more tender dish. Trust me, it’s a win-win!
For my pinwheels, I like to stuff them with Sweet Roasted Bell Peppers, Baby Spinach Leaves, and Shaved Parmesan Cheese. It’s a flavor combination that will make your taste buds dance! However, feel free to customize the filling to your liking. The procedure remains the same.
Now, let’s get started, shall we?
- 1 beef roast
- Salt and pepper
- Fresh thyme
- Sweet roasted bell peppers
- Baby spinach leaves
- Shaved Parmesan cheese
- Place the roast in the freezer for 20 to 25 minutes until it’s firm but not rock solid. This makes it easier to slice.
- Slice the roast into 20 thin slices, approximately 1/4″ each.
- Pound each slice with a meat mallet until they’re almost paper thin.
- Lay two pieces of plastic film on your work surface to form a large rectangle.
- Arrange the slices of meat on the plastic film, ensuring they overlap to create a rectangle.
- Sprinkle the meat generously with salt, pepper, and fresh thyme.
- Place the roasted bell peppers on top of the meat, followed by the baby spinach leaves and shaved Parmesan cheese.
- Starting at one of the shorter ends, roll the meat tightly using the plastic film for support.
- Wrap the plastic film around the roll, adding additional layers for reinforcement.
- Chill the roast in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours, or overnight, to firm up.
- Remove the roast from the fridge and tie it tightly with butcher’s twine at 8 different locations.
- Trim off any excess twine.
- Using a sharp knife, slice the roast between each string to create 8 rosettes.
- Heat a skillet over high heat and add your preferred healthy cooking fat.
- When the pan is hot, add the pinwheels and cook for approximately 3 minutes per side.
- Avoid moving the pinwheels excessively to prevent them from falling apart and to allow caramelization.
- Remove the cooked pinwheels from the skillet, tent lightly, and let them rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Enjoy your mouthwatering Beef Pinwheels! They make for a stunning and delicious centerpiece that will impress any meat lover.
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