Great with soup, as a snack or as a meal on the run. These store well in the freezer if you make them in advance.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
20 pinwheels
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease two baking sheets.

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  • Beat the egg in a bowl until smooth. Add the ground beef, cayenne pepper, crushed cereal, onion, salt, black pepper, and parsley. Mix until evenly combined; set aside. Stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a separate bowl. Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender until no lumps of shortening remain and the mixture takes on a sandy appearance. Stir in the milk until a dough forms.

  • Roll the dough out to a 10x15-inch rectangle on a well-floured surface. Spread the meat mixture evenly over the entire surface of the dough. Roll the dough into a cylinder from one of the wide ends to form a 15-inch long log. Cut the log into 3/4-inch slices and place on to the prepared baking sheets.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until dark golden brown, 30 to 45 minutes. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

460 calories; protein 17.1g 34% DV; carbohydrates 36g 12% DV; fat 27.2g 42% DV; cholesterol 78.4mg 26% DV; sodium 797.9mg 32% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2009
this is great. I brushed the dough with a good mustard & added a little garlic powder (I/we) love garlic and some shredded cheese.This is/was a great started recipe. The things to add are endless what ever you like. Thank you Im going to make this for Xmas ever guest that stop in for a jolly visit! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/09/2010
Very good...but salty. Will definitely make again but will eliminate the salt and will increase the cayenne pepper - then hopefully it will be 4 or even 5 stars. Also I used Pillsbury crescent rolls instead of making the dough - I rolled it out smoothed over the crescent lines then put the meat on and rolled up. I baked following the temp and time on the rolls. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2009
this is great. I brushed the dough with a good mustard & added a little garlic powder (I/we) love garlic and some shredded cheese.This is/was a great started recipe. The things to add are endless what ever you like. Thank you Im going to make this for Xmas ever guest that stop in for a jolly visit! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/09/2010
Very good...but salty. Will definitely make again but will eliminate the salt and will increase the cayenne pepper - then hopefully it will be 4 or even 5 stars. Also I used Pillsbury crescent rolls instead of making the dough - I rolled it out smoothed over the crescent lines then put the meat on and rolled up. I baked following the temp and time on the rolls. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/19/2010
a little dry. could try cheese and seasonings next time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2010
Excellent recipe! After looking at the other review I decided to add some mustard too. My hubby loves grainy brown so I spread some on the dough before putting the meat mix on. We also sprinkled some mozzarella and cheddar cheese on the meat mix before rolling up the log. We both agree that the dough is wonderful. Held its shape well. I used a older pan....but didn't grease it enough and the pinwheels stuck slightly but still held their shape. We are thinking this might be good with a beef/mushroom gravy type sauce to put over them. I'm also toying with trying to make individual appetizer size wheels. Thank you for a great Steeler Sunday meal. Was in a half hour before kick off and we were eating mid way into the first quarter. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/19/2010
As suggested a added gourmet mustard this was a very nice touch. However I did make an Au jou sauce for drenching or dipping. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2014
Great flavor on the meat mixture for the recipe. I made it a little easier by using a prepared refrigerated pizza dough roll. Worked perfect and much less messy than crescent rolls or from scratch. We also love the hint for the ground brown mustard. The mustard takes the flavor to the next level. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/16/2012
I'm from Pittsburgh PA & it's a Family Favorite. I buy Crescent Rolls to save time. I add onions & mushrooms to the meat mixture. It's also served with grazy...Joni Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2019
Instead of using home made dough I used store bought fillo dough- I pkg from the box. I browned ground beef and chopped onions added a drained can of mushroom pieces. Laid out the fillo dough covered it with ground beef mixture rolled it up and placed on greased cookie sheet. Sprayed margarine over the dough and baked for 15-20 min until dough turned golden. While it was baking I prepared an envelope of brown gravy mix and added a can of cream of ckn soup( it s what I had on hand) and 1/2 can of water. When the roll was done I sliced it and put gravy on top. YUMMY! Husband LOVED IT! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2014
Very very delicious! These pack well for lunch in an insulated lunchbox. These are also great for a quick snack. I just made these (again) and used ground stew beef instead of ground beef- the pinwheels are in the oven now- and I can't wait to see how they turn out. I find that pinching the edge of the log and rolling it (gently) before slicing it works to keep these pinwheel treats completely circular. Using a very sharp butcher knife helps too! Read More
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