With Christmas later this week, I’ve been hunting for the perfect recipes to make for the parties we are attending. This Beef Pinwheel recipe from Beef – It’s What’s For Dinner is perfect for gatherings, because it’s delicious, easy to eat on the go, and kids also love it. But it’s also an affordable recipe to make. Did you know that beef retail prices are down nearly 10% from their highest prices in late 2014? Since you’ll find lower prices in the meat department at the grocery store, it’s a great idea to include beef (including ground beef, steaks, and roasts) in your holiday menu.
Here’s how to make the pinwheels (see the original recipe here).
- 1 package (16 to 24 ounces) fully-cooked boneless beef pot roast with gravy
- 1/2 cup shredded asiago cheese
- 1 package (17.3 ounces) frozen puff pastry (2 sheets), defrosted
- 4 green onions, cut in half lengthwise, then cut into thin long strips
I choose to cook our own boneless beef pot roast in our pressure cooker using one cup of beef broth, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cooking according to the manufacturer’s’ guidelines.
How to cook:
- Heat beef pot roast with gravy in microwave according to package directions. Remove pot roast from container; discard gravy. Shred pot roast in large bowl with 2 forks; stir in cheese. Set aside.
- Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 2 metal baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray. Unfold each puff pastry sheet onto lightly floured surface.
- Cut in half with sharp knife or pizza cutter to make four 10 X 4-3/4 inch rectangles.
- Working with 1 rectangle at time, place a long side in front of you. Place 1/4 of the beef mixture onto pastry, leaving a 1/2 inch border on the long side closest to you. Lay 1/4 of the green onion strips lengthwise over beef mixture. Roll up pastry jelly-roll fashion starting with long side opposite you. Brush water along border and seal pastry. Repeat with remaining pastry, beef mixture and green onions.
- Cut pastry rolls crosswise into 1/2-inch thick slices, forming pinwheels. Arrange 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheets. Bake in 400°F oven 15 to 17 minutes or until golden brown, rotating pans halfway through baking. Transfer pinwheels to wire rack; cool slightly. Serve warm.
Looking for tips on how to get the best prices on beef? Check out the Beef Checkoff, the leading authority on all things beef, shares expert tips on how to get the best deals on beef this holiday season and every day. You can also get great holiday recipes like Citrus-Marinated Beef and Fruit Kabobs,Braised Short Ribs with Red Wine Sauce and Beef Stuffing with Apples and Cranberries.
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