Beef Pinwheels II Recipe -
Beef Pinwheels II Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Beef Pinwheels II

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"Great with soup, as a snack or as a meal on the run. These store well in the freezer if you make them in advance."

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Original recipe makes 20 pinwheels Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    55 mins


  1. Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease two baking sheets.
  2. Beat the egg in a bowl until smooth. Add the ground beef, cayenne pepper, crushed cereal, onion, salt, black pepper, and parsley. Mix until evenly combined; set aside. Stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a separate bowl. Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender until no lumps of shortening remain and the mixture takes on a sandy appearance. Stir in the milk until a dough forms.
  3. Roll the dough out to a 10x15-inch rectangle on a well-floured surface. Spread the meat mixture evenly over the entire surface of the dough. Roll the dough into a cylinder from one of the wide ends to form a 15-inch long log. Cut the log into 3/4-inch slices and place on to the prepared baking sheets.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until dark golden brown, 30 to 45 minutes. Serve hot.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 23, 2009

this is great. I brushed the dough with a good mustard & added a little garlic powder (I/we) love garlic and some shredded cheese.This is/was a great started recipe. The things to add are endless what ever you like. Thank you Im going to make this for Xmas ever guest that stop in for a jolly visit!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 09, 2010

Very good...but salty. Will definitely make again but will eliminate the salt and will increase the cayenne pepper - then hopefully it will be 4 or even 5 stars. Also I used Pillsbury crescent rolls instead of making the dough - I rolled it out, smoothed over the crescent lines then put the meat on and rolled up. I baked following the temp and time on the rolls.

Aug 19, 2010

a little dry. could try cheese and seasonings next time.

Jan 04, 2010

Excellent recipe! After looking at the other review I decided to add some mustard too. My hubby loves grainy brown, so I spread some on the dough before putting the meat mix on. We also sprinkled some mozzarella and cheddar cheese on the meat mix before rolling up the log. We both agree that the dough is wonderful. Held its shape well. I used a older pan....but didn't grease it enough and the pinwheels stuck slightly, but still held their shape. We are thinking this might be good with a beef/mushroom gravy type sauce to put over them. I'm also toying with trying to make individual appetizer size wheels. Thank you for a great Steeler Sunday meal. Was in a half hour before kick off and we were eating mid way into the first quarter.

Jan 19, 2010

As suggested a added gourmet mustard, this was a very nice touch. However, I did make an Au jou sauce for drenching or dipping.

Jan 16, 2012

I'm from Pittsburgh, PA & it's a Family Favorite. I buy Crescent Rolls to save time. I add onions & mushrooms to the meat mixture. It's also served with grazy...Joni

Dec 29, 2014

Great flavor on the meat mixture for the recipe. I made it a little easier by using a prepared, refrigerated pizza dough roll. Worked perfect and much less messy than crescent rolls or from scratch. We also love the hint for the ground brown mustard. The mustard takes the flavor to the next level.

Jan 05, 2014

Very very delicious! These pack well for lunch in an insulated lunchbox. These are also great for a quick snack. I just made these (again) and used ground stew beef instead of ground beef- the pinwheels are in the oven now- and I can't wait to see how they turn out. I find that pinching the edge of the log and rolling it (gently) before slicing it works to keep these pinwheel treats completely circular. Using a very sharp butcher knife helps too!


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  • Calories
  • 460 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 36 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 78 mg
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 27.2 g
  • 42%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 17.1 g
  • 34%
  • Sodium
  • 798 mg
  • 32%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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