Pillsbury continues to inspire me with meat & dough dishes…. Their latest commercial shows off an easy recipe for cheeseburger crescent roll casserole. Of course, you might as well call it what it is: a meat pie. Nevertheless, Pillsbury hits the mark again.
It’s a little harder to find excuses to make a tasty meat-heavy dish when the football season ends, but this past Sunday is just the right occasion to throw health to the wind: the Daytona 500. For me, the Daytona 500 always marked the start of spring…. People at the track can almost always be seen in short sleeves and sometimes even shorts, and it always gives me mid-February hope that warm weather really is just around the corner. Why not celebrate this special day with a big ol’ meat pie.
The official recipe can be found here, but below is my slightly altered version:
1.3 lbs ground beef (b/c try to buy just a pound at the store… and I’m not going to keep a third of a pound of beef in my fridge. Silliness.)
1 cup ketchup
1 cup barbeque sauce
a healthy dash of hot sauce
1.5 cups shredded cheese
1 can (8oz) Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
From here you’ll read one of the easiest recipes ever:
Heat oven to 375°F. In 10-inch skillet, mix beef and ketchup. Heat over medium-high heat until hot, stirring occasionally. Stir in relish and 1 cup of the cheese. Spoon into ungreased 9- or 10-inch glass pie plate.
Separate dough into 8 triangles; roll up 1 inch on shortest side of each dough triangle. Place dough on top of meat mixture in spoke pattern with points towards center. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.
Bake 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted.
So for my meat pie, sorry… Pillsbury Cheeseburger Crescent Roll Casserole, I made some adjustments- for one I used a slightly bigger pie plate b/c I couldn’t find one that small. No big deal.
Also, if I wanted mine to look prettier, I’d grab an equal size plate and work out the spoke pattern before you start laying them on the meat. I noticed my “spoke pattern” didn’t turn out too hot.
And that’s all there is to it folks. It’s darn good if I do say so myself. As a guy with almost no skill in the kitchen, I feel confident that I can make most “casseroles” because that word basically means put everything in a bowl and mix it up. This recipe is no different. Go ahead, play around with it and see what you come up with!
Here’s to the unofficial start of spring!