I didn't have all the ingredients in my house to make them exactly how mom did but that's the beauty of the roll-up, you can use what you have. Sometimes you can add veggies, or cheese or different meats. It's all good. I added a quick little side dish of veggies also.
Ground Turkey Roll-ups
- 1 package ground turkey
- 1 tsp basil
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 good squirt of ketchup
- 1 good squirt of BBQ sauce
- 1 good squirt of spicy mustard
- 1/2 cup to a bit more of breadcrumbs (the amount of breadcrumbs you add dictates how wet the meat is going to be)
- Pinch of salt and pepper
- 1 package of crescent rolls
- Preheat your oven to 350degrees.
- Mix all the ingredients except for the crescent rolls together in a bowl. Tweak the spices based on your preferences. My mom would base the amounts on whether she thought it smelled good or not.
- Lay the crescent roll dough out on the counter flat, pinch together any seams that may have split open
- Spread the meat mixture across the dough - covering the entire area up to the edges.
- My mom always rolled up the dough the long way to make more smaller rolls but I rolled up the short way - to make less but fatter rolls.
- Either place a piece of parchment paper on the bottom of your pan - I used a 9x13 pan but you could use a cookie sheet as well. If you don't have parchment paper - you can use tinfoil that you've buttered.
- Slice the roll so you have 8 equal pieces - 8 if you're rolling it the short way, more if you roll it the long way.
- Plop those onto the cookie sheet and cook for about 30-35 min or until the crescent rolls look done.
- Let them cool and enjoy! We always ate them with ketchup or bbq sauce on the side.
Here's a lovely video of my mom demonstrating her technique and her recipe for these suckers.
A quick side dish... Corn and Broccoli for 2 people
- 1 cup chopped broccoli
- 1 cup corn kernels
- 1 shallot
- 1 pad of butter
- salt & pepper to taste
- Sauté those suckers till they are just starting to brown.