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[intro]Spicy Italian Stuffed Eye Of Round is a wonderful eye of round roast recipe. This Italian beef recipe stuffed with spicy pepperoni and mozzarella cheese.  This stuffed steak is baked to perfection for a nice romantic dinner.[/intro]


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Eye Of Round Roast

What eye of round roast recipe can I make? Growing up my mom makes a roast every Sunday, 70% of the time it would be an eye of round roast. 


Spicy Italian Stuffed Eye of Round from Seduction in the Kitchen


Italian Beef Recipe

I admit I love Italian foods, especially pepperoni. I wanted something different for this eye of round roast recipe to create like an Italian beef recipe with it. Best way to make this an Italian beef recipe would be to create it as an stuffed steak!

Cooking Tip:

[dropcap custom_class=”normal”] C [/dropcap]hicken fat is amazing stuff, whether you’re frying onions in it, sautéing greens in it or spreading it on toast. So after eating your roast chicken dinner, drain the now-cooled liquid fat into a plastic container and store it in your freezer. – Source: Epicurious


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Stuffed Steak

I saw this nice cut of Certified Angus eye round roast at the supermarket, I knew it would be perfect for a stuffed steak. I have been wanting to make a stuffed, or a rolled eye of round steaks recipe for a while, so this cut was perfect for the italian beef recipe I wanted to make. 


Spicy Pepperoni

What can I make with eye of round steak recipe that is different? For some reason, I had a vision in my head for a spicy pepperoni stuffed inside the eye of round roast recipe. This sounded like a great idea! Of course to balance the pepperoni you have to add in some cheese! Now that is Italian beef!


Spicy Italian Stuffed Eye of Round over view shot on plate

Eye of Round Steak Recipe

After stuffing the pepperoni and cheese into this eye of round steak recipe, I then season it with nice garlic salt and pepper. Finally, the baking this stuffed steak in the oven, it is perfection. It a perfect eye round steak recipe for a romantic dinner.

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Spicy Italian Stuffed Eye of Round on plate on a table


Yield: 4 servings

Spicy Italian Stuffed Eye Of Round Recipe


Spicy Italian Stuffed Eye Of Round is a wonderful eye of round roast recipe. This Italian beef recipe stuffed with spicy pepperoni and mozzarella cheese.  This stuffed steak is baked to perfection for a nice romantic dinner.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 1 (3 lb) Boneless Certified Angus Eye of Round
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 3 oz pepperoni (sliced)
  • 1/4 lb mozzerella cheese (sliced)


Butterfly Eye of Round

  1. Holding your free hand flat against the top of the roast, insert the knife along the edge of the roast and start slicing horizontally through the middle. The goal is to work the knife through, cutting with the grain, from one side to the other, leaving the back edge intact like the spine of a book. Work slowly and carefully until you get it all the way through from one end to the other.
  2. Pull open the flap of meat you just released like a book, and using just the tip of your knife, very carefully cut into the seam, getting closer and closer to the edge until it's being held together only by the last 1/2- to 1/4-inch or so.
  3. Lay the meat out flat, then pound the seam with the palm of your hand or a meat pounder (gently!) until the whole steak lays completely flat in a perfect rectangle
  4. If this scares you to do, You can ask your butcher at the supermarket if they will butterfly it for you. Most will do it for free. Just need to ask.

Stuffing The Roast

  1. Mix together the salt, pepper, thyme and garlic.
  2. Season the rectangle of meat with the seasoning mixture.
  3. Layer on the pepperoni on the seasoned meat.
  4. Next, add a layer of the cheese.
  5. After you add the pepperoni and cheese layers, start rolling up the meat, let it rest seam-side-down to keep it closed.
  6. Measure the width of your roll in inches, divide it by 1.5, subtract 1, and cut off that many pieces of kitchen twine—about a foot long. The idea is that you want to tie your rolled flank steak off at 1 1/2-inch intervals (leaving 3/4 of an inch on either end). Tie the steak working from the outside in, so that the final piece of twine you tie is in the center of the steak.
  7. Insert a skewer through each piece of twine. Without the skewer, the slices would buckle and collapse once they even start cooking. The skewer helps them keep their pretty shape until served.
  8. Slice the roast cleanly into cylinders using long, steady strokes in between each piece of twine. Work slowly to make sure that your slices are completely even and that the string ends up in the center of each one.
  9. Once the pinwheels are sliced, season them generously with salt and pepper.


  1. Remove the skewers, and place the pinwheels and place them into a roasting pan. Place the pan in a preheated 450F degree oven
  2. Bake the pinwheels for about 30 minutes or until the meat reads 130F.
  3. Take out the oven and let it rest for about 20 minutes.
  4. Serve it up and ENJOY!


You can grill these too.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 290Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 805mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 22g

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Saturday 11th of February 2017

Over the top deliciousness! It is a little scary to try, but I'm up to the challenge. Such an elegant meal for guests. Thanks!

Deanna Samaan

Sunday 12th of February 2017

It looks scary, truthfully, when you start doing it, it actually becomes easy! I love to see what you come up with if you try it!! Thank you!!!

Tracy | Baking Mischief

Saturday 11th of February 2017

Glad you are moving on from what sounds like a totally toxic work environment! And congrats on the new adventure. :)

This dish looks amazing. I've never made beef pinwheels before, but clearly that needs to change because my mouth was seriously watering looking at these photos!

Deanna Samaan

Sunday 12th of February 2017

It was very toxic there. Thank you so much! At first you think ohh it scary to do it, but once you start making the pinwheels it actually easy! Thank you!!!

Platter Talk

Saturday 11th of February 2017

This is a great looking entree. I but those people at work don't know how to cook as well as you do and that's why they are so mean! Really beautiful photos and delicious sounding recipe. I'll have to try this method and recipe! Thanks.


Monday 4th of April 2022

@Deanna Samaan, so, 2022- I hope you have better co-workers. I was always told, don't take things personal & consider the source. This concept was hard to wrap my head around - until the four years of Karen (no joke, her name was Karen) it wore into me that she had more hate towards her self than anyone she spoke bad about (which was just about any one's back that was turned) & one day I let her know I knew what she was. Things did not change other than I had said my peace and stopped responding to anything mean she said. She had much more mean energy to get out than I did. Memories/life should be happy and boundaries set. Still letting go of those years, I hope your bad memories are fading for you. I am adding this recipe to this month's meal plan. I'm sure a happy husband memory with this meal of ingredients he loves in a new way will anchor a happy moment leaving less room for non-important ones. This recipe looks Great!! Thank you!!

Deanna Samaan

Sunday 12th of February 2017

That is true Dan, I always have said they were jealous of me! If you do try it let me know how you liked it! I love to see your version of it! :)

Luci's Morsels

Saturday 11th of February 2017

The cheese added to the top really makes this look extra delicious!

Deanna Samaan

Sunday 12th of February 2017

The cheese and pepperoni bubbles out a little and really makes taste so good :)

Veena Azmanov

Saturday 11th of February 2017

I must admit I have never buttflied a eye of round myself. I always get the butcher to do those jobs for me. But you make it sound so easy I must give it a go. Sorry hear about your experience at work. I"m glad things are sorted out. Stay positive.

Deanna Samaan

Sunday 12th of February 2017

I am trying to stay positive! Once you do try it, it does become easy. It just looks scary to try and butterfly :)

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