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Prep 45 mins
Cook 20 mins
From the Hillbilly Housewife, good cheap eats. She suggests serving these with Italian tomato sauce (like Salsa Di Pomodoro), cheese sauce, or plain old ketchup. For sides she suggests broccoli, carrot raisin salad, or macaroni and cheese. These were very good (especially for cleaning out the freezer, money is tight kind of food), but very plain without some kind of topping. We liked spaghetti sauce, BBQ sauce, mustard or Afterburner Pickles (not necessarily all together!).
- Brown ground beef and fry onions at the same time in a big skillet. Drain off some of the fat, but not all of it.
- Add flour, salt and pepper to skillet. Stir into ground beef until fat absorbs the flour.
- Add milk, and stir until mixture comes to a boil and thickens. Boil for a minute, then remove from heat and allow to cool.
- Next make the dough: combine flour salt and baking powder in a large bowl.
- Cut in shortening until mixture is crumbly.
- Stir in milk. It will form a slightly stiff dough. Knead it 8 to 10 times.
- Roll out into a big rectangle, 1/2" thick or less, on top of a piece of waxed paper.
- Spread cool filling mixture on top of dough, keeping at least 3/4" from the edges.
- Roll like a jelly roll, using the waxed paper to help, and peeling it away as you roll. Form a long cylinder, and then slice into 12-15 slices. Place slices on greased cookie sheets.
- Bake at 425F for 20 minutes.