The Green Chile Cheeseburger, made by topping a fat cumin- and chili-scented burger patty with roasted green chilies and cheese, is one of the finest burger creations known to man. Here we take those same flavors and roll them into a butterflied flank steak for an entrée pretty enough for an al fresco dinner party, with the same hearty flavors.
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Grilled meat and pesto are two of the quintessential flavors of summer. Here we combine the two by slathering a butterflied flank steak with fresh pesto, then layering it with mozzarella and prosciutto before slicing it into pinwheels and grilling it over hot coals.
Negimaki—grilled beef rolled around scallions and grilled with a sweet and savory teriyaki-style glaze—is one of my favorite Japanese appetizers. Here we've Super Mario mushroom'd it to full main course-sized proportions, stuffing a butterflied flank steak with an aromatic scallion-ginger oil before grilling it over hot coals and serving with a teriyaki sauce.
Two cheeses, salami, scallions, and bread crumbs are all rolled tightly inside a flank steak, which is then cut into pinwheels and grilled until charred on the outside and medium-rare and tender in the middle.
Flank steak is one of those cuts of meat custom-built for the grill. When cooked right, it has a mild, beefy flavor and lean texture, with just the right amount of chew when you slice it thinly across the grain. Butterfly that flank steak and stuff it with flavor-packed ingredients like Italian cold cuts, cheeses, and punchy condiments, and you're really in business. A nice flank steak pinwheel is one of the fastest-cooking and most impressive-looking pieces of meat you can throw on the grill, the kind of thing to pull out when you want to impress the neighbors.