Stuffed Steak Pinwheels

Popeye would proudly serve these beef pinwheels. Stuffed with spinach and smoky bacon, they're as delicious to view as they are to eat.

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    8   slices 
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    1  1 - 1 1/4 pound 
    beef flank steak or top round steak
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    3/4  teaspoon 
    lemon-pepper seasoning
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    1/4  teaspoon 
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    1  10  ounce package 
    frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
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    2   tablespoons 
    fine dry bread crumbs
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    dried thyme, crushed

In a large skillet cook bacon over medium heat just until brown, but not crisp. Drain on paper towels. Set aside.
Trim fat from steak. Score steak by making shallow diagonal cuts at 1-inch intervals in a diamond pattern. Repeat on other side. Cut steak in half lengthwise. Place a portion of steak between 2 pieces of plastic wrap. Working from the center to the edges, pound lightly with the flat side of a meat mallet into a 10x6-inch rectangle. Remove plastic wrap. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon of the lemon-pepper seasoning and 1/8 teaspoon of the salt. Arrange 4 bacon slices lengthwise on steak. Repeat with the remaining portion of steak.
Preheat indoor electric grill. For filling, in a medium bowl combine spinach, bread crumbs, thyme, and the remaining lemon-pepper seasoning. Spread half of the filling over each portion of steak. Starting from a short side, roll up each portion into a spiral. Secure with wooden toothpicks at 1-inch intervals, starting 1/2 inch from one end. Cutting between the toothpicks, slice each portion into six 1-inch pinwheels. On each of six 6-inch skewers, thread 2 pinwheels. Remove toothpicks.
Place pinwheels on the grill rack. If using a covered grill, close lid. Grill until steak is desired doneness. (For a covered grill, allow 6 to 7 minutes for medium (160 degrees F). For an uncovered grill, allow 12 to 14 minutes for medium (160 degrees F), turning once halfway through grilling.) To serve, remove pinwheels from skewers. Makes 6 servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 265, Fat, total (g) 15, chol. (mg) 64, sat. fat (g) 6, carb. (g) 5, fiber (g) 2, pro. (g) 27, vit. A (RE) 371, vit. C (mg) 9, sodium (mg) 702, calcium (mg) 71, iron (mg) 4, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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