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Sloppy Joe and Beans "Pie"--NEW

Recipe: Sloppy Joe and Beans "Pie"--NEW NEW


    It's not really a pie. It's not a casserole either. It's really yummy though. Perfect comfort food for a recession - or anytime.

Serves 8


    1 tsp of vegetable oil
    1.5 pounds of ground beef (I use sirloin to cut down the fat)
    ½ of a green pepper diced
    ½ of a medium white or yellow onion diced
    1 can of sloppy joe sauce (15 oz)
    1 15 oz can of chili hot beans (You choose mild, medium or hot). These are beans in a wonderful gravy/sauce
    2 cans of refrigerated crescent rolls. The big ones will work best.
    1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
    A sprinkle of sesame or poppy seeds (optional)


    Preheat oven to 350.

    In a medium sauté pan put in your oil and the ground beef. Sauté on medium to brown the beef, chopping it up and stirring as it browns. When it's halfway browned add the onion and the green pepper. Continue sautéing until no more pink shows in the meat.

    Add the sloppy joe sauce and the beans. Stir until heated through.

    While this is heating, get out an 11 X 13 ovenproof pan. Open one can of the crescent rolls and gently unroll it into the bottom of the long pan. You are forming the bottom crust. You can pat the dough and stretch it a bit to get it to fit in the pan and come partially up the sides. If you have a few small holes where the seams are that's fine. It's not an exact science. Don't mess with the dough more than you have to. Working with it too long makes it tough.

    Pour in the heated mixture. Top with the grated cheese.

    Next open the other roll of crescent rolls and do the same thing to form a top crust. Sprinkle sesame seeds or poppy seeds on top if you want it to look like a "bun". This is an option but cute-looking.

    Bake 30 - 35 minutes. You'll watch for a wonderful, light-golden crust.

Serving Suggestions:

    . Let sit on the counter for a few minutes before cutting it.

    We serve it with French fries and a side salad.

Enjoy. Cheers! Zola

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