Beef Sticky Buns

Beef Sticky Buns

Beef Sticky Buns
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.

Serves4 Buns

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
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Add vegetable mixture to the beef; set aside for a few minutes until the mixture cools down a little. Stir in cheese.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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You also did not include the recipe for the cream cheese icing.

I do not see pizza dough in the ingredients. I have not bought pizza dough before. What am I looking at to buy it? You also did not say how long to bake it. I would love t try this.It sounds very good.

Beef Sticky Buns? No Way...Yes Way! This recipe absolutely intrigued me, so you know I just had to try it. I cannot believe how great they turned out, and how good they were. I know it sounds crazy, with the cream cheese icing, but I am telling you, you need to try these. The recipe is easy to follow, and really is fun to make and eat. I made a "test" batch and they were so well received I'm thinking of making these as part of a game day treat.


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