Jeff's Green Bean and Beef Crescent Roll Casserole


My husband's friend, Jeff, described this ground beef and crescent roll recipe to us over the phone and we just had to try it. He sent us his recipe and we tweaked it a bit to suit our tastes. It's an easy one-dish meal that's made complete with a simple salad. Our favorite part of the original recipe that we received was the last line that said "eat the whole dish and take a nap!"

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 large onion, diced

  • 2 (14 ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can French-cut green beans, undrained

  • 1 (6 ounce) can sliced black olives, undrained

  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes, or to taste

  • 1 pinch garlic powder, or to taste

  • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages refrigerated crescent rolls

  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Cook and stir ground beef and onion in a large skillet over medium-high heat until beef is browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease.

  3. Stir tomatoes, green beans, black olives, and red pepper flakes into the skillet. Season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Simmer for 15 to 30 minutes. Drain off most of the liquid. Stir in sour cream.

  4. Line the bottom of a baking dish with 1 can of crescent rolls. Brush beaten egg on top. Sprinkle 1 cup Cheddar cheese over the dough. Stir remaining Cheddar cheese into the meat and vegetable mixture. Pour into the baking dish. Top with the remaining crescent rolls.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until bubbly and brown, 30 to 45 minutes. Let stand for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

Cook's Note:

You can use pie crust or a crunchy topping for the top layer of the casserole.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

796 Calories
52g Fat
43g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 796
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 52g 67%
Saturated Fat 23g 115%
Cholesterol 143mg 48%
Sodium 1607mg 70%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 15mg 77%
Calcium 480mg 37%
Iron 8mg 46%
Potassium 548mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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