Thursday, December 4, 2008

HAMBURGER PINWHEELS


~ Hillbilly Housewife

1 lb. ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
3 T. flour
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
1/2 c. milk
3 c. flour
1 t. salt
1 T. baking powder
1/3 c. shortening
1 c. milk

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cook meat and onion in skillet until meat is no longer pink. Drain off some grease, leaving some in the skillet. Add 3T. flour, salt, and pepper until flour have dissolved into grease. Add 1/2 c. milk. Stir until thick and boiling. Boil for one minute, then remove from heat.

While meat is cooling, prepare dough in separate bowl. Mix flour, salt, and baking powder. Add shortening and cut into dry ingredients until crumbly. Add 1 c. milk and stir until dough is slightly stiff. Knead 8-10 times.

Place dough on sheet of wax paper and pat into large rectangle. Roll into a rectangle about 1/4-inch thick. Spread filling over dough, leaving a 3/4-inch border around the edges. Roll lengthwise, peeling back waxed paper as you go. Once you have a long cylinder cut 12-15 slices. Place on greased cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes.

Notes: This is a simple recipe that can easily be dressed up, if you prefer. You can use ground turkey or sausage, serve with gravy or ketchup, or add other seasonings to the flour mixture. I use butter instead of shortening and sometimes, whether for the sake of convenience or because things aren't rolling up well, just bake the meat mixture on the flat dough. 

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