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Spicy Italian Stuffed Eye Of Round: Gives Your Roast An Italian Flavor

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Spicy Italian Stuffed Eye Of Round is Certified Angus beef eye of round that’s stuffed with spicy pepperoni and mozzarella cheese.  It is baked to perfection for a nice romantic dinner.

Spicy Italian Stuffed Eye of Round from Seduction in the Kitchen

Thank You

I want to thank you for the encouraging words about my announcement on Caramel Coconut Delight Bundt Cake. I am still I think little in shock that I am starting a new page in my phlebotomy career. It is weird the feelings I am going through. I am happy, but I also have other thoughts too that worry me.

Last night, I was at dinner with some very good friends, and one of them pointed something out to me I never realized. He said to me I was a victim of being bullied at work by the clique. I never thought of it that way. Honestly, when I think of bullying, I think high school and kids. After he explained, I realized he was right.


Being Bullied comes in different forms and does not discriminate. It doesn’t matter if it is a kid at school, or an adult at work. No one should have to go through being bullied.

What makes my situation worse, that I did not realize that I was being bullied. It was that management lets these things go on the way they did. They know what goes on. We have been to them about the concerns that this clique does. Even one admits that the clique does treat people wrong. They do nothing. A part of that is because they are friends with these girls. So we have no one to turn too.

I wasn’t the only one to have effects of being bullied at work. It actually affected us all. There was an email sent to what we call continuing education, called, “Do you feel safe at work?” It was ironic that management sent this email article because they do nothing about what goes on daily with this clique. They were the ones that decided to rehire the girls and even promote them. They caused this atmosphere.

What this article went on it about wasn’t about violence, it was about your mental well-being. Honestly, when the clique wasn’t around, we had peace of mind. Why? Because our bullies are not mentally tormenting us.

For an example, one of the girls in this clique is considered team lead; I watched her say to other co-workers “what are you stupid?” when they would ask how to do something. She thought she was being funny, in fact, she wasn’t.

That was why they come to me for help; they knew I would not speak to them like that. Plus they learned from me. Yet, I would get yelled at by the team lead if she saw my other co-workers asking me for help. “I was not the team lead, that is her job”, she would yell at me in front of them. This is what bullying can be at work.

Peace of Mind

My friend last night at dinner, he knows the clique and he also knows what the atmosphere is like there at my work. He said to me, “You’re not getting any raise, but you are gaining something better, freedom.” He is right; I am freeing myself from that toxic environment.

What is ironic, yesterday when I was at work, many of my other co-workers were telling me how lucky I was to be getting out of this atmosphere. They too were looking to get out of there. They can not take how it is there. I am gaining peace of mind; I just feel bad for my other co-workers who still have to endure in that atmosphere.


Spicy Italian Stuffed Eye of Round from Seduction in the Kitchen

Spicy Italian Stuffed Eye Of Round

So let’s get to this wonderful Spicy Italian Stuffed Eye Of Round. I saw this nice cut of Certified Angus eye of round at the supermarket. I have been wanting to make a stuffed, or a rolled up steak for a while. This cut looked perfect.

I admit I love Italian foods, especially pepperoni. Usually, if I want to stuff, my go-to is Caprese filling. I wanted something different. For some reason, I had a vision in my head for Subway’s Spicy Italian foot long.

Spicy Italian Stuffed Eye of Round

That was when it hit me, why not stuff the Certified Angus eye of round with the spicy Italian filling. Namely the pepperoni. Season it with a nice garlic salt and pepper. It is perfection.

Spicy Italian Stuffed Eye of Round

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Spicy Italian Stuffed Eye Of Round

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Serves 4

Spicy Italian Stuffed Eye Of Round is Certified Angus beef eye of round that is stuffed with spicy pepperoni and mozzarella cheese. 


  • 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


  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.

  5. Mix together the salt, pepper, thyme and garlic.

  6. Season the rectangle of meat with the seasoning mixture.

  7. Layer on the pepperoni on the seasoned meat.

  8. Next, add a layer of the cheese.

  9. After you add the pepperoni and cheese layers, start rolling up the meat, let it rest seam-side-down to keep it closed.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Once the pinwheels are sliced, season them generously with salt and pepper.

  14. Remove the skewers, and place the pinwheels and place them into a roasting pan. Place the pan in a preheated 450F degree oven 

  15. Bake the pinwheels for about 30 minutes or until the meat reads 130F.

  16. Take out the oven and let it rest for about 20 minutes.

  17. Serve it up and ENJOY!

by Recipe by Dee Samaan of Seduction in the Kitchen

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  • David @ CookingChat
    February 11, 2017

    This looks delicious! Good food like this, and good company, is key to getting through tough situations. Seems like you have both. Back to the food part–as much as I like Italian food, I don’t tend to prep steak in an Italian style. Inspiration here to do so soon!

    • Deanna Samaan
      February 12, 2017

      Thank you!! think you might like the Italian style! Cant wait to see what you come up with!

  • Veena Azmanov
    February 11, 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
      February 12, 2017

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

  • Luci's Morsels
    February 11, 2017

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

    • Deanna Samaan
      February 12, 2017

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

  • Platter Talk
    February 11, 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.

    • Deanna Samaan
      February 12, 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! 🙂

  • Tracy | Baking Mischief
    February 11, 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
      February 12, 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!!!

  • Amanda
    February 11, 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
      February 12, 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!!!

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