Cooking on the ranch with Kent Rollins
Life skills and cooking
Not only do we teach cooking, but more importantly, we teach about life. You don’t need fancy gadgets to get through the day. Friends and good food are worth more than anything you can buy. Life is simple, it’s people who complicate it. If ya’ll are ever our way holler, we’ll put on a pot of coffee and watch the sunrise.
Upside Down Pizza
I usually don’t make this right off the bat for folks or for a crew on a ranch. Not because it’s not good, but because it’s so good I get tired of them asking, “When are you going to make that pizza deal again?” This recipe came by way of my Aunt Dortha. It’s not one of those recipes that you look at and say, “Yeah, that looks pretty good, I’ll try it someday.” Aunt Dortha is as good a cook as anyone I know, so if Dortha sends it, you think, “How fast can I make this?”
This recipe blends some classic pizza flavorings together and you don’t even have to be Italian to pull it off. Pizza is always a people pleaser and I can guarantee you there won’t be any leftovers. If you don’t have all these ingredients in your pantry, no matter your means of transportation, whether it’s horseback or horsepower, get to the store and get it done! And when it’s finished, holler ‘cause me and the little woman will come eat.
Prep Time: 20 minutes.
Total Time: 40 minutes.
Makes 6 – 8 servings.
2 lbs. ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 pkg. dry spaghetti sauce mix
1 ½ cans tomato sauce
1 ½ cups sour cream
1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese
8 oz. can of crescent rolls
½ cup melted butter
Preheat oven to 3750 F.
Step 1: In a skillet, cook beef and onion together until meat is cooked through. Drain grease.
Step 2: Add the spaghetti mix and tomato sauce to the skillet and let simmer for about 5 minutes to combine flavors.
Step 3: Spread mixture into a greased casserole dish.
Step 4: Spoon sour cream onto meat mixture and spread out evenly. Sprinkle on shredded cheese.
Step 5: Unroll crescent rolls and place on top of casserole.
Step 6: Brush rolls with melted butter and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Step 7: Cook for approximately 20 minutes or until crescent rolls are golden brown.
Tip: The crescent rolls are an easy topper for this dish but feel free to use canned biscuits, or use pre-made pizza crust.