Friday, September 19, 2008

Dinner-time Roll-ups

This is a favorite quick and easy recipe in our home and it's great when you're feeding a crowd! It's got a gazillion variations, use your own imagination! You can use Rhodes roll dough, if you don't make your own rolls. Either way, it's a hit! (The photo is BBQ version.)

You'll need:

Roll dough

Your choice of meat browned with your favorite seasonings.

Grated Cheese

A few options that I use often:

Brown your ground beef, browned with garlic and chopped onions. Then season as desired.

  • For Mexican style, add taco seasoning and a large can of tomato sauce and salsa until it suits your tastes.

  • For Italian style, mix spaghetti sauce and italian seasonings in with your meat.

  • For BBQ style, add a bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce.


Finely chop your ham.

  • Toss the ham with ranch dressing until it's coated and "wet", not soupy though.

  • Mix ham and green onions.

  • Toss ham with a bit of dijon mustard or mayonnaise.

  • Toss ham and a mild coating of apple butter.


Finely chop left-over turkey.

  • Toss and coat in left-0ver gravy.

  • Mix a bit of curry powder to taste with turkey and a light coating of mayonaise, salt and pepper.

OR create your own meat mixture. Roll dough out into a large rectangle about 1/4 - 3/8" thickness on a greased kitchen counter or pastry board. Gently spread the meat evenly across the dough. Top the meat with a generous helping of shredded cheese. Roll like a jelly roll. Then slice the dough into 1" thick pieces and place each roll-up on a greased baking pan. Bake at 400° until golden-brown. The meat is already cooked, so you are, basically, baking the bread and reheating the rest.

Serve with dipping sauces....depending on your filling:

  • For the ham: Ranch dressing, creamy Italian dressing, dijon mustard, applesauce or butter...

  • For turkey: gravy, cream of chicken soup mixed with 1/2 can of milk, ranch dressing

  • For the beef: Aujus, BBQ sauce, ketchup (ugh, but the babes love it), ranch, salsa mixed 1 part ranch and 1 part salsa, marinara sauce.

The sky's the limit! Enjoy!


Cheryl Curtis said...

do you make these as a main dish or a side

Chapman Family said...

Could you use cream of chicken, sour cream, and cooked chicken? Then put cheese on top? I've heard of someone doing something like that, but I have never tried it. I think I might!

Ham, crumbled bacon, a little mayo, and cheese ones are for tomorrow night's dinner. Sounds delish! Thanks again!