Grilled Steak Pinwheels are the perfect meal that can be ready to serve within 20 minutes! They’re made with one of my favorite cuts of beef, the Skirt Steak! The skirt steaks start with a base layer of provolone cheese, sautéed onions and mushrooms, crumbled blue cheese, and chopped bacon bits!


more grilled pinwheels on grill grates

There are two different approaches to this recipe, grilled over hot coals (this is my preferred way for flavor) or you can smoke them. The key for grilling them is to have two zones set up for cooking. Your hot grilling zone (where the hot coals lay) and the opposite side is your indirect zone. The reason for this is to sear your pinwheels off on each side, over the hot coals, and then transfer them to the indirect side. This allows the pinwheels to come up to the desired temperature of 128 degrees.

Prepping Your Steak for Grilled Steak Pinwheels

The first thing you want to do is get some wooden skewers and place them into a bowl of water, letting them soak for 15-20 minutes. This will prevent them from burning during cooking.

Next, prep all of your onions and mushrooms and place a cast iron skillet over medium heat, wait 6-8 minutes and add a tablespoon of neutral oil with a 1/2 tablespoon of unsalted butter. Place your onions (diced) in the skillet and cook down for 6 minutes and then add the mushrooms. Continue to stir and mix them until they are translucent about 15 minutes. Remove and place them in a bowl.

Place your skirt steaks on a cutting board, make sure they are trimmed, and place plastic wrap on top and pound them out until they are evenly thinned out. From here, season generously with a blend of salt, pepper, and garlic. 

Let’s build our Pinwheels! Time to build the layers, starting with slices of provolone cheese, sautéed onions and mushrooms, crumbled blue cheese and chopped-up bacon (cooked already). 

Roll the skirt steaks from bottom to top, length-wise, and roll them as tight as you can. Using butcher’s twine, secure the pinwheels and then run the wooden skewers through them. Keep in mind that you are cutting your pinwheels at a 3- 3 1/2” width. 

Right before tossing these Steak Pinwheels on the grill, apply some canola oil on the surface area and season with kosher salt.

Now it is time for grilling!

Fire up your grill by banking the hot coals to one side of the grill, leaving the other side empty for two-zone cooking. Put canola oil on a paper towel and rub down the grates so the surface doesn’t stick to the meat. pinwheel on he grill

Place your pinwheels directly over the hot coals, grill for 3-4 minutes, and then flip them. Repeat the process, grilling for an additional 3-4 minutes. Once you sear both sides, move the pinwheels over to the indirect side of the grill and close the lid. Let them cook for an additional 12-15 minutes, or until they reach an internal temperature of 128 degrees F.

rolled up steak pinwheels

Grilled Steak Pinwheels

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 2 Whole inside skirt steaks
  • 12 slices Provolone cheese
  • 9 oz Blue cheese crumbled
  • ¾ lb Bacon crisped and crumbled
  • 1 Whole white onion diced
  • 12 oz Chopped baby Bella mushrooms
  • Parsley for garnish


  • Start off by prepping your onions and mushrooms and placing them in a cast iron skillet with canola oil and butter. Cook them till they are translucent and place them in a bowl for later.
  • Place skirt steaks on a cutting board and pound them out until they are even thinner. Season with salt, pepper and garlic.
  • Assemble the pinwheels in layers starting with provolone, sautéed onions and mushrooms, crumbled blue cheese and the crispy bacon bits. Roll it starting from the bottom to the top so it creates a huge pinwheel. Tie them off with the butchers twine and then place wooden skewers through the pinwheels to secure them. Season the outside surface area with kosher.
  • Place the pinwheels over direct coals and sear for 3-4 minutes and then flip. Repeat the same process and then place the pinwheels on the indirect side. Let them sit for 15-20 minutes or until 128 degrees F internal temperature.
  • Let the pinwheels rest for 10-12 minutes and then serve!
  • Enjoy with friends and family!


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garnished recipe for pinwheelsDid you enjoy these Grilled Steak Pinwheels? You’ll love my other beef recipes in the link below!

Beef Recipes

Items used in This Recipe

Hasty-Bake Grill

Knitted Gloves

Food Processor

Cast Iron Skillet 

Meater +

Charcoal Chimney

Charcoal Starters

Firestarter Guard


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