BEEF STICKY BUNS *
A twist on cinnamon buns, these savory buns get a protein boost from homemade beef breakfast sausage
and plenty of veggies like mushrooms and spinach.
recipe Basic Country Beef Breakfast Sausage (recipe below)
cup sliced button mushrooms
3/4 cup diced onion
3 cups fresh baby spinach
1/2 cup reduced fat
shredded Cheddar cheese
1 package (13.8 ounces) refrigerated pizza dough
1/2 cup jalapeño pepper
jelly, warmed (optional) or Cream Cheese "Frosting" (optional, recipe below
FOR BEEF STICKY BUNS
1. Prepare Basic Country Beef Breakfast Sausage. Set aside 2 cups
beef in large bowl; reserve remaining beef for another use. Add onion and mushrooms to same skillet sprayed with cooking
spray over medium heat; cook 5 to 7 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Add spinach to skillet;
stir to wilt spinach. Add vegetable mixture to beef; set aside 20 to 25 minutes or until mixture is cooled completely,
stirring occasionally. Stir in cheese.
2. Preheat oven to 425°F. Unroll pizza dough on flat surface;
pat or roll dough evenly to 14 x 10inch rectangle, pinching together any tears, if necessary. Spread beef mixture on dough,
leaving 1/2 inch border on short side furthest from you. Starting at closest short end, roll up jellyroll style, pinching
to close. Slice dough into 8 pieces using serrated knife and careful sawing motion; place cut side up on greased baking
3. Bake in 425°F oven 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove buns to cooling rack. While still
warm, drizzle with melted jalapeño pepper jelly, if desired.
Basic Country Beef Breakfast Sausage: Combine
1 pound Ground Beef (96% lean), 2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage or 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon
onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Heat
large nonstick skillet over medium high heat until hot. Add beef mixture; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 1/2 inch
crumbles and stirring occasionally. (Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked
to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.)
2-1/2 cups crumbles.
Cream Cheese "Frosting": Combine 1/4 cup softened reduced
fat cream cheese and 1 tablespoon milk in small bowl, stirring until smooth. Drizzle over warmed beef buns.
INFORMATION FOR BEEF STICKY BUNS
Nutrition information per serving:
409 calories; 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat; 0 g monounsaturated fat); 57 mg cholesterol; 1084 mg sodium;
53 g carbohydrate; 3.1 g fiber; 28 g protein; 4.5 mg niacin; 0.3 mg vitamin B6; 1.6 mcg vitamin B12;
2.8 mg iron; 17.8 mcg selenium; 4.1 mg zinc; 64.7 mg choline. This recipe is an excellent source of protein,
niacin, vitamin B12, selenium and zinc; and a good source of fiber, vitamin B6, iron.
* Beef its What's for Dinner
Keep it Clean - To avoid
cross-contamination and prevent foodborne illnesses, follow these easy steps.
- Wash hands well in
hot, soapy water before and after handling raw meat and other fresh foods.
- Keep raw meat and meat juices
away from other foods, both in the refrigerator and during preparation.
- Wash all utensils, cutting surfaces
and counters with hot soapy water after contact with raw meat.
- Keep carving boards separate from
other food preparation areas and serving platters.
- high heat
can overcook or char the outside of beef cuts while the interior remains underdone.
- There is no need to bring beef to room temperature
before cooking - straight from the refrigerator works effectively.
- Turn steaks and roasts with tongs. Avoid using a fork which will pierce the beef and result in loss
of flavorful juices.
- Turn ground beef patties with a spatula. Do not press down on the
patty, or flavorful juices will be lost, resulting in a dry burger.
- Salt beef after cooking or browning. Salting
beef before cooking draws out moisture and restricts the flavor that browning imparts.
Sharon & Bob Voegeli
Voegeli Natural Beef, 3703 N County Rd 150 E, Milan IN 47031, 513-505-8884