Beef and Bean Roll-ups

My mom used to make these Beef and Bean Roll-ups when we were kids.  The other day I rediscovered this recipe in the recipe book Mom made for her kids about 15 years ago.  I made them for my kids.  They’re still as good as I remember.


Bread Dough

You can make the dough from scratch or you can use canned biscuit dough.  The from scratch version is better though because it includes molasses which gives an amazing taste.  Here’s how to make it from scratch.

2 c. flour
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1/4 c. butter
1/2 c. milk
1/4 c. molasses

Combine the flour with the baking powder and salt.  Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter or fork until crumbly.  Add milk and molasses.  Stir just until the dough clings together.  Knead dough a few times on a lightly floured surface.  Roll the dough out into a rectangle, about 12″ x 9″.


1-2 lbs. ground beef
2 16 oz cans pork and beans
2-4 T. onion powder
1/2 c. molasses
1/4 c. ketchup

Cook ground beef and cut up into small pieces.  Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.

Putting it Together

Spread about 1/2 of the meat mixture over the dough.


Spread the remainder of the meat mixture in the bottom of a rectangular 9″x 13″ baking dish.


Roll the dough up from the long side. The cut the roll into 12 equal pieces.


Set the pieces on their sides on top of the meat filling in the casserole dish.  You’ll make 3 rows of 4.  (In our pictures we actually doubled the recipe and used a larger than normal casserole dish, so we have more pieces than the directions call for).


Bake at 400 deg F for 20-25 minutes until the biscuits are browned and the bean mixture is bubbling and hot.  Serve it with veggies or salad.  We always put ketchup on ours too.



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