I'm not the next Food Network Star, nor am I a photographer (most certainly not a food photographer), but every once in a while I come up with something my family loves that is easy and delicious. I would like to present to you...the Man Purse. A neat little pouch filled with manly man meat and potatoes with a few veggies tucked inside. The best thing about it is that you can customize it to fit your family's taste. Here's what you need to feed a family of four:
- 1lb hamburger
- 3/4 c hash browns (the diced kind, not the shreds)
- 1 small green pepper (I use half of a large one)
- 1 small onion (whatever variety you prefer)
- 1 can of crescent rolls
- 1 c shredded cheese
- a little (or a lot of) butter, salt and pepper
Season the hamburger with a little salt and pepper, or whatever you like. I brown/saute everything using two pans. One for the potatoes and pepper, and one for the beef and onion. I have made it all in one large pan before, or you could saute the veggies separate, I just like the flavor better if it is cooked together.
|I fry my potatoes/peppers in about a Tbsp. of butter. Then I add a little more when they are fully cooked. Obviously a little oil would do if you're a health nut...but I love BUTTER!|
I use my cookie dough scoop and generously pile the filling onto each of eight crescents. This is where that cheese comes in handy (not to mention tasty!); it really is the glue that keeps everything together.
Once my crescents are filled, I wrap them up into neat little pouches (or "purses" or "satchels" if you prefer) and pop them in a 375 oven for about ten minutes, or until the rolls are golden brown.
Take them out, and voila! You have meat, veggies, and bread, all in a neat little package. A manly meal tucked in a cute little pouch.
3/4 c hash browns (the diced kind, not the shreds)
1 small green pepper (I use half of a large one)
1 small onion (whatever variety you prefer)
1 can of crescent rolls
1 c shredded cheese
a little (or a lot of) butter, salt and pepper
Heat oven to 375
Season and brown meat & potatoes, saute veggies in butter
Mix all ingredients and add cheese
Spoon onto rolls
Fold up edges
Bake for 10 mins @ 375