Beef and Bean Braid

"The filling is delicious in this treat. Recipe is from Taste of Home. Prep time does not include rising time."
Beef and Bean Braid created by Karen Elizabeth
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  • In large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water.
  • Add butter, sugar, salt, egg and 1 1/2 cups flour; beat until smooth.
  • Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn onto floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes.
  • Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and garlic salt over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  • Stir in the beans, water and seasonings; bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes or until thickened.
  • Punch dough down.
  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface; roll into a 16-inch by 11-inch rectangle.
  • Transfer to a greased 15-inch by 10-inch baking sheet.
  • Spread beef mixture down center of dough; sprinkle with cheese.
  • On each long side, cut 1-inch wide strips about 1/2 inch from filling.
  • Starting at one end, fold alternating strips at an angle across filling; seal ends.
  • Cover and let rise until doubled, 30 minutes.
  • Brush egg over dough.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove to wire rack; let stand 5 minutes before slicing.

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  1. pattikay in L.A.
    Great idea! Very tasty. I made one with beef and one with just beans (used a mixture of black, pinto and kidney beans). Nice and spicy and the bread is great - I'm going to try it on its own! Next time I need to spread it thicker because I ended up with too much bread on top of the chili once it baked. Thanks for posting!
  2. Karen Elizabeth
    Beef and Bean Braid Created by Karen Elizabeth
  3. Karen Elizabeth
    My stove wasn't working, so I prepared the dough in my ABM, cooked the filling on top of my one camping gas ring, and let it cool, and eventually cooked the completed dish in my convection microwave! My braiding could probably use a little work, but the finished product was delicious, and the family were all Wowed, something very different! I also probably added more cheese that stipulated, and because the youngsters don't like kidney beans, I used a can of baked beans. I served carrots and green bean sides, made some gravy to pour on top, and we feasted! Thanks, Lainey! :D
  4. The Domestic Diva
    We loved this so much that I made it two times in a row! My husband is very picky so I skipped the beans and added cheese con queso prior to braiding it. The whole family was oohing and aahing all the way through dinner and into the night! Great recipe! Thanks for posting and thanks to TOH!
  5. Gunslingers Wife
    What a unique way to eat chili! I especially loved how the dough turned out. I think next time I'll make a thick pot pie mixture as a filling. It does take some time to make this ... and mine didn't turn out very pretty ... : ) But it really was good. My family gave it 4 stars!



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