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Garlicky & Cheesy Meat Pinwheels Recipe

Author: Petro


  • 26 oz ground beef meat
  • 3/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves diced
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper 
  • 1 Tbsp dry thyme
  • 1 cup fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 1 large onion finely diced
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 puff pastry sheets thawed
  • 1 egg
  • 3 garlic cloves smashed
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 1 cup shredded provolone or mozzarella cheese

You will also need:

  • large mixing bowl
  • bamboo spatula
  • non stick skillet
  • sharp knife
  • small bowl
  • fork
  • rolling pin
  • baking sheet
  • baking paper
  • brush
  • perforated spatula


  • Prepare a baking sheet by lining with baking paper.
  • Pre heat oven at 420 F.
  • In a large bowl, mix meat, garlic, tomato sauce, salt, pepper, thyme and parsley, using a bamboo spatula
  • In a non stick skillet, heat the vegetable oil and saute onions until slightly glassy.
  • Add meat mixture and cook until brown. Leave to cool. 
  • In a small bowl, beat egg well and then add to the cooled meat and mix well.
  • Open the puff pastry sheets and lightly roll out.
  • Spread meat evenly on both sheets, skipping about 1" at the bottom of each sheet.
  • Add shredded cheese then roll up as tight as you can (without pressing too much though).
  • Keep in the freezer for about 10 minutes.
  • Take the rolls and slice using a sharp knife.
  • Transfer to the baking sheet.
  • In a small bowl, mix smashed garlic, olive oil and chopped parsley.
  • Using a brush, spread over the rolls.
  • Bake in the middle of the oven for about 15 minutes or until the mince pinwheels are golden.