Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins
Tried this for the first time and everyone went for seconds!
- 1⁄2 lb pork sausage
- 1⁄2 lb ground beef
- 3⁄4 cup chopped onion
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 dash pepper
- 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
- 1⁄4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 cup cream-style cottage cheese
- 1 egg
- 2 (8 ounce) canscrescent dinner rolls
- 2 slices mozzarella cheese (7x4)
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- Heat oven to 375.
- In large skillet, brown sausage and ground beef; drain.
- Stir in remaining meat ingredients; simmer uncovered 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- In small bowl, combine all cheese-filling ingredients; blend well.
- Unroll dough into 4 long rectangles.
- Place on ungreased cookie sheet with long sides overlapping 1/2 inch; firmly press edges and perforations to seal.
- Press or roll out to form 15x13 inch rectangle.
- Spoon half of meat filling mixture in 6 inch strip lengthwise down center of dough to within 1 inch of each end.
- Spoon cheese-filling mixture over meat mixture; top with remaining meat mixture.
- Arrange mozzarella cheese slices over meat mixture.
- Fold shortest sides of dough 1 inch over filling.
- Fold long sides of dough tightly over filling, overlapping edges in center 1/4 inch; firmly pinch center seam and ends to seal.
- Brush with milk; sprinkle with sesame seed.
- Bake at 375 for 23-27 minutes or until deep golden brown.
- To reheat Wrap loosely in foil; heat at 375 for 18-20 minutes.
My family loved this recipie! I was informed that I had to make this again. I think next time I might use some pizza sauce instead of tomato paste and Italian sausage instead of pork to add some more flavor. Yum!
The first time I make this I was in high school (1976). It became one of my dad's favorites. He was a meat, potatoe and bread guy and he did not like cassaroles but he LOVED this. Lost my recipe, so glad I find this again. The sesame seeds on the top make the dish, I have made with and without. I have also made without sausage and doubled the ground beef. I can not wait to make tonight for the hubby.
I made this recipe last night and was amazed at how easy it was. Took me about 15 minutes to put it all together and then the 25 minutes in the oven. I accidentally added too much basil (I think I put a tablespoon in!) and it still came out tasting great. One warning if you are a two-person household: It produced a TON of leftovers (you get 6 huge slices, easy) so for me and DH, I'm not sure we're going to finish it all...