Beef Crescent Casserole

December 23, 2012 at 6:59 pm | Posted in Main Dish, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I found an interesting recipe on AllRecipes and adjusted it to make it mine. It turned out pretty good – there were no leftovers!  I searched for the original recipe at AllRecipes but couldn’t find it.  The printout shows the link at the bottom of the page but it’s cut off.  I even searched under the cook’s name but nothing came up.  My printout is dated November 2011 and the cook is Trann Foley.  So, thank you, Trann, I wish I could find your original recipe.

Here’s my take on Trann’s Crescent-Topped Casserole.

Ingredients:

1/2 pound hamburger

2 tbsp. onion powder

4 oz. meatless spaghetti sauce – I used the remainder of the Prego Tomato Basil & Garlic that I opened the other day

8 oz. package refrigerated crescent rolls

mozzarella cheese – I buy it by the roll and it was pre-sliced

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray 8×8 casserole dish.

Open crescent roll package and divide in half.  Take the first half, lay out on a plate and pinch seams together.  Place in sprayed casserole dish and bake for 10 minutes.

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Brown hamburger and onion powder in small pan.  Drain and add spaghetti sauce.

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Let it bubble and get hot while the bottom crust browns in the oven.

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Remove crust from oven.  You may need to poke a few holes with a fork if it’s puffy.  Mine wasn’t too puffy but I poked a couple of holes in it anyway.

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Gently pour hamburger and sauce on top of the crust and spread around evenly.

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Top with mozzarella.  I love this mozzarella from Bel Gioioso!  It comes in a roll of slices, mozzarella pearls 0r a roll that opens up completely.  This time I purchased the kind that comes in slices.

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See how thick the slices are?  Oooh, can’t wait to bake this and see how gooey it gets!

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Now, take other half of crescent rolls and pinch seams shut and lay on top of the casserole.

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Pop into the oven for 25 minutes, uncovered.  After 25 minutes, let it sit for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

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Oh, wow!  Can you see the cheese?

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It was so good!  We had green beans with it.  Look at that ooey-gooey cheese.  Definitely going to make this again.

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