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Beef Sticky Buns
"You’ve had sticky buns. But have you had savory sticky buns? I was on a Christmas recipe inspiration hunt last week and came across a beef sticky buns recipe that I just had to make. It’s because it’s got healthy vegetables like spinach and mushrooms, protein like lean ground beef, and carbs from a pizza dough. That’s exactly what I would want for a meal – all the nutrition, satisfaction, and flavor are combined in one dish. Plus, it’s such a fun recipe to make."
NotesRecipe adapted from Beef Loving Texans.
Preparation Time10 min
Cooking Time30 min
- 1 pound lean 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
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 tablespoon Canola oil or cooking spray
- 1 cup sliced button mushrooms
- 3/4 cup diced onion
- 3 cups fresh baby spinach
Combine ground beef, chopped fresh sage or rubbed sage, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and red pepper flakes in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat until hot. Add the beef mixture; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into small crumbles and stirring occasionally. Transfer 2 cups beef mixture to a large bowl and set aside. Reserve the rest for another use.
Add oil in the same skillet, place onion and mushrooms and cook 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 the beef; set aside for a few minutes until the mixture cools down a little. Stir in cheese.
Preheat oven to 425°F. Unroll pizza dough on a flat surface; pat or roll dough evenly to 14 x 10-inch rectangle, pinching together any tears, if necessary.
Spread beef and vegetable mixture on dough, leaving 1/2 inch border on short side furthest from you. Starting at closest short end, roll up jelly-roll style, pinching to close. Slice dough into 8 pieces using serrated knife and careful sawing motion; place cut-side-up on greased baking sheet.