Venison Stromboli Recipe
"The first time I served this dish to my deer-hunting family, everyone thought I had ordered from an Italian restaurant," says Dianna Croskey of Gibsonia, Pennsylvania. "My brother-in-law even asked me to make this for his birthday dinner."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 30 min. YIELD:4-8 servings
- 2 loaves (1 pound each) frozen bread dough, thawed
- 1 pound ground venison
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1/2 medium green pepper, chopped
- 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 3 tablespoons prepared Italian salad dressing, divided
- 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
- 2 packages (3 ounces each) sliced pepperoni
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- Spaghetti sauce, warmed, optional
- 1. Let dough rise in a warm place until doubled. Meanwhile, in a skillet over medium heat, cook venison, onion, green pepper and mushrooms in oil until meat is no longer pink. Drain. Stir in Italian seasoning; set aside.
- 2. On a lightly floured surface, punch dough down. Roll out each loaf into a 16-in. x 8-in. rectangle; cut in half widthwise. Brush 1/2 tablespoon Italian dressing over each square to within 1 in of edges. On half of each square, mound a fourth of the venison mixture, cheddar cheese, mozzarella and pepperoni. Fold dough over filling and seal edges well.
- 3. Place on a greased baking sheet. Brush with remaining dressing; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Slice; serve with spaghetti sauce if desired. Yield: 4 loaves (1-2 servings each).
1 serving (1 each) equals 441 calories, 22 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 85 mg cholesterol, 873 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 28 g protein.
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