Saturday, January 29, 2011


From: Another great one from my friend, Annie


frozen bread dough (I find it in the frozen foods section in a pack of 3)  Italian bread is best but plain white bread will do.
1 lb of ground beef
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp sugar
1 Tbsp barbecue sauce
1/4 tsp of salt
1 Tbsp of ketchup
shredded mozzarella cheese (to your liking)
1 jar of spaghetti sauce
optional:  mushrooms, turkey sausage, red pepper, cilantro or any other pizza toppings

How to:  

Set a frozen bread dough loaf on a cutting board dusted with flour to thaw for 3-4 hours (see package for length of time)

Brown the ground beef and onion with your favorite spices.  I use cinnamon, sugar, barbecue sauce, salt and ketchup.  Flatten the bread out by stretching or rolling it.  Lay it out in a 9x13 baking pan so that the dough stretches over the sides.  Along the center, place the browned meat.  Layer on top:  mozzarella cheese and half of the jar of spaghetti sauce.  You may also add mushrooms, sausage, pepperoni, red pepper, cilantro or any other pizza toppings.  Along the long sides of the dough, cut with scissors like this:

Then braid the dough strips over the meat as shown.  And don't make fun of my drawing.  ;-)  It was WAY easier than trying to explain.

Sprinkle with more mozzarella cheese on top.  Bake for 20-25 minutes at 350°F, or according to bread dough packaging, so that the bread bakes and the top is golden brown.  Slice and serve right away.


  1. Didn't you make this for us once? If you did, I remember it. :-) Deeeeeelicious!!