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Broccoli Beef Braids

 Broccoli Beef Braids
This filling sandwich looks fancy but is really simple to make. Each slice is packed with ground beef, broccoli and cheese. Served with a green salad, this beefy sandwich makes a terrific lunch or dinner.—Penny Lapp, North Royalton, Ohio
16 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
    With Johnsonville Italian Sausage.

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  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 cups frozen chopped broccoli
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tubes (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent rolls


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion
  • over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the
  • broccoli, cheese, sour cream, salt and pepper; heat through.
  • Unroll one tube of dough on a greased baking sheet; seal the seams
  • and perforations, forming a 12x8-in. rectangle. Spread half of beef
  • mixture lengthwise down the center. On each side, cut 1-in.-wide
  • strips 3 in. into center. Starting at one end, fold alternating
  • strips at an angle across filling; seal ends. Repeat.
  • Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 2 loaves (8 servings
  • each).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 141 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 201 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 7 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 8 g protein.