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How to Cook Pork Pinwheels

author image Sara Ipatenco
Sara Ipatenco has taught writing, health and nutrition. She started writing in 2007 and has been published in Teaching Tolerance magazine. Ipatenco holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in education, both from the University of Denver.
How to Cook Pork Pinwheels
Raw pork loin in butcher paper. Photo Credit Tom Grill/Photodisc/Getty Images

A pork pinwheel is made from a thin piece of pork rolled around any number of ingredients, herbs and spices. Pork pinwheels are an attractive appetizer or can be served as a meal with sides of potatoes and vegetables. The trick to making a pork pinwheel is to flatten the pork loin thin enough to ensure that it cooks evenly. No matter what ingredients you roll into your pork pinwheel, they are sure to delight crowds at your next gathering or your family members at your next meal.

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2

Slice the pork loin into one inch thick slices.

Step 3

Place the pork loin slices between two pieces of plastic wrap and pound to 1/4-inch thickness with a meat mallet.

Step 4

Remove the flat pork pieces from the plastic wrap, sprinkle with salt and pepper and set aside.

Step 5

Mix the garlic powder, paprika, dried oregano, dried basil, shredded Parmesan cheese, chopped walnuts, chopped spinach and chopped jarred roasted red peppers in a small bowl.

Step 6

Spread a small amount of the filling onto each flattened piece of pork.

Step 7

Roll the pork up tightly, secure with a toothpick and place in a roasting pan that you have sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.

Step 8

Bake the pork pinwheels for 15 to 20 minutes. The internal temperature of a meat thermometer must reach 160 degrees Fahrenheit for your pinwheels to be cooked through.

Step 9

Remove the pork pinwheels from the oven and transfer to a serving platter. Serve immediately.

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