Italian Ground Beef Braids

A quick snip of the kitchen shears is all it takes to make a pretty design on top of this meat-filled roll made with refrigerated crescent roll dough.

  • prep time 40 min
  • total time 40 min
  • ingredients 4
  • servings 8

Ingredients

1
lb. lean ground beef
1
cup garlic-flavored tomato pasta sauce
2
(8-oz.) cans Pillsbury® Refrigerated Crescent Dinner Rolls
4
oz. (1 cup) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 2 cookie sheets with nonstick cooking spray. Brown ground beef in large skillet over medium-high for 5 to 7 minutes or until thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain. Stir in pasta sauce. Remove skillet from heat.
  • 2 Separate dough from both cans into 8 rectangles. Place rectangles on sprayed cookie sheets. Firmly press perforations to seal forming 8 (6x4-inch) rectangles.
  • 3 Spoon about 1/3 cup beef mixture in 1 1/2-inch lengthwise strip down center of each dough rectangle. Top each with 2 tablespoons mozzarella cheese. With scissors or sharp knife, make cuts 1 inch apart on each side of beef mixture. Alternately cross strips over filling.
  • 4 Bake at 375°F. for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown, switching cookie sheets halfway through baking time.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
    Calories
    390
    (
    Calories from Fat
    180),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    20g
    20%
    (Saturated Fat
    7g,
    7%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    40mg
    40%;
    Sodium
    940mg
    940%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    33g
    33%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    10g
    10%
    ),
    Protein
    19g
    19%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    6%;
    Vitamin C
    4%;
    Calcium
    12%;
    Iron
    14%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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