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Broccoli Beef Braids

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

2 loaves (4 servings each)

Each slice of this fast-to-fix, golden bread is like a hot sandwich packed with beef, broccoli and mozzarella. —Penny Lapp, North Royalton, Ohio
Broccoli Beef Braids Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 cups frozen chopped broccoli
  • 1 cup 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

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until beef is no longer pink, breaking beef into crumbles; drain. Stir in broccoli, cheese, sour cream, salt and pepper; heat through.
  2. Unroll 1 tube of crescent dough onto a greased baking sheet; form into a 12x8-in. rectangle, pressing perforations to seal. Spoon half the beef mixture lengthwise down center of rectangle.
  3. On each long side, cut 1-in.-wide strips at an angle, about 3 in. into the center. Fold 1 strip from each side over filling and pinch ends together; repeat.
  4. Repeat with remaining ingredients to make second braid. Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 396 calories, 23g fat (6g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 644mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 20g protein.

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