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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!"


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75 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

796 calories; protein 34.2g; carbohydrates 43.3g; fat 52.4g; cholesterol 143.4mg; sodium 1607.3mg. Full Nutrition


Rating: 4 stars
Simple enough but knew I'd be changing some things. Adding all the liquid from the canned goods only increased the salt content. I'm good with grn beans, but opted for corn. Added 1/2Tbl Worcestershire after draining meat, frzn corn (any frzn veggies will work), drained the olives used 1 can diced tomatoes and 1 can tomatoes with diced chilis. Adjust your spices bcuz you've left out all the brine when draining the canned goods. Pre-bake the bottom Crescent layer. All in all I really liked this. Good flavor, and if you pre drain what you are able there's nothing to drain before adding your mixture to the baking dish. Read More