Wednesday, July 25, 2012

It Was Interesting

I am on the Pillsbury company's mailing list. About every couple of weeks, I get an email with recipes, coupons and cooking tips. Most of the time, I look it through and delete. On very rare occasions, there is a recipe I try. Two weeks ago, one popped up that looked interesting.
Brown a pound of ground beef and then mix with 1/2 cup of ketchup. I think ketchup is too sweet so I added a can of tomato sauce mixed with a teaspoon of oregano and 1/2 teaspoon of garlic salt. Add 1 cup of shredded cheddar to the meat mixture and put the whole thing into a 9 or 10 inch pie plate. Take one canister of crescent rolls, unroll them and spread the rolls around the top with the point to the middle. Top the whole thing with 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar. I like cheddar so I topped it with the whole 1 cup bag I had frozen and thawed. (That was from a bulk purchase back in May. I have to remember to do that again in August; buy my shredded cheddar in bulk and freeze it in 1 cup servings. Remind me next week, okay?) Put the whole thing into a 350 degree oven and bake for 15 minutes for the cheese to melt.

It looks pretty good. I cut it into eight pieces but realized you couldn't get a good view of the inside only via an eighth.
Observations:  It was okay. It's not a recipe I will make again. The crescent rolls don't reheat very well in a microwave. Crescent rolls come out of the package as a right triangle. If they came out as an isosceles triangle, getting them to line up in the pan to cover the top would have been much easier. I used a 10 inch pie plate and had gaps in the top. I don't know if those would have been covered had I used a 9 inch pie plate which I don't own. I'm thinking phyllo dough might work better or one of their refrigerated pizza crusts. You could add all sorts of additions to the innards then. Two of the additions suggested were a cup of pickle relish and a 1/2 cup of diced onions. Neither of those will I eat.

So, I tried it. It whipped up quickly which is a plus on a week day evening when I want a full meal but don't want to spend an hour making it. Beyond that, we'll toss this into the "I tried it so you don't have to" pile.

Beverage:  English Breakfast tea


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