Photo Recipe: Beefy Italian Ring and Veggies

Saturday, April 25, 2009

I threw this together on the fly for lunch today, which is rare for me because I almost always use a recipe. Now, I'm no Pioneer Woman, but this was pretty tasty so I thought I'd do my first photo recipe. Enjoy!

Ingredients:
1 pound ground beef
1 3/4 cups ricotta cheese
3/4 cup grated parmesan
1 1/2 cups spaghetti sauce
2 tubes refrigerated crescent rolls
1 can mushrooms (or fresh if you choose)
1 tsp Italian seasoning
2 cloves fresh garlic
2 eggs
1-2 fresh zucchini
Approx. 10-15 stalks fresh asparagus

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1. Brown the ground beef in a skillet on medium-high heat.

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2. Add the Italian seasoning, mushrooms, spaghetti sauce and garlic. Mix together and allow to simmer.

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3. In a separate bowl, mix together the ricotta, eggs, and parmesan cheese.

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It should look like this:

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4. Stir in the meat mixture and mix well. You'll have something like this.

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5. Add in the mozzarella and mix it in as well.

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6. For this part, I use a round baking stone from Pampered Chef. A round pizza pan would also work. Unroll the crescent rolls and arrange them on the stone in a ring like this.

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7. Drop spoonfuls of the meat and cheese mixture onto the crescents, until the ring is full. Side note: you will have lots of filling leftover. Save it to make another ring or spoon it onto a bun for an Italian sloppy joe!

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8. Fold the ends of the crescents over and tuck them in so the filling is enclosed. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes.

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When it comes out, it will look like this. Yum!

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9. To make the veggies, dice everything up into bite size pieces.

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10. Toss in a skillet with 1 tbsp of olive oil over medium heat.

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11. Sprinkle in some Italian seasoning and garlic to taste. Saute until the veggies are crisp and cooked through.

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12. Remove from heat and stir in some shredded mozzarella and sprinkle grated parmesan on top.

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And enjoy!

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Blogged by Making A Modern Family at 7:40 PM  

6 comments:

Ashley said...

I make something very similar to this called Taco Ring that is a pampered chef recipe - it is delicious and this one sounds pretty good too1

Sat Apr 25, 08:14:00 PM EDT

 

Oh YUM!!

Sat Apr 25, 08:34:00 PM EDT

 
Lolly said...

Wow that's awfully 'fancy' for lunch! I'm so lazy!

Sat Apr 25, 11:52:00 PM EDT

 
*sara* said...

Looks delicious! My mom makes a ring like that with cream cheese, broccoli, red peppers and bacon for Christmas.

Sun Apr 26, 09:49:00 AM EDT

 
Lyssa said...

Wow!! Yummy! I will try this one!

Sun Apr 26, 04:42:00 PM EDT

 

that looks soooo good!

Mon Jun 15, 03:50:00 PM EDT

 

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