Barbecue Beef Bake

I’m fairly certain that my neighbors think I’m insane. They pretty much only ever see me in my pajamas. I mean, yeah, I wear grown up people clothes sometimes, but it’s usually only while they are away at work. When I’m outside in the evening I’m in my husband’s old, ratty sweat pants. They’re so comfy, y’all.

This wasn’t a big problem before, because I’m allergic to nature and bugs and heat and cold, so I pretty much spent most of my life inside. Now I have a puppy that requires me to take her outside all the time. I can just see them judging me from their windows.

“Look at her! She’s wearing those same strange pants again and, Henry, I don’t think she even has a bra on!”

I’m not actually sure if any of my neighbors are named Henry, but they might be. Totally possible.

Couple the constant pajamas with my strange hobby of photographing every plate of food I eat and my neighbors think I’m crazy. I set up my little “studio” in the front or back yard depending on the time of day and where the sun is and I photograph my food in my pajamas. My neighbors totally don’t get it. Neither does my husband.

“Why don’t you just put on some real pants?” he asks.

“Why don’t you just shut your face?” I say back.

Then I bring the food in and feed him and he’s happy.

This Barbecue Beef Bake was a total last minute, what the heck am I going to cook for dinner tonight kind of meal. It came together quickly and only used ingredients that I pretty much always have around. It’s a bit sloppy-joe-ish, but fancier because it’s served on crescent rolls instead of buns. Wait…does that make it fancier or trashier? Hard to say.

Barbecue Beef Bake

Barbecue Beef Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 package refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup corn (frozen or canned)
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons bottled Italian salad dressing
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Open and unroll the crescent rolls. Press them into the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish and pinch the seams together so that you have one large sheet of dough covering the bottom of the pan.
  3. Brown the ground been over medium heat. While the beef is cooking, combine the ketchup, brown sugar, Italian salad dressing, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce in a small bowl. Drain the beef when it's cooked through and add the sauce and corn to the pan. Stir to coat the meat in the sauce.
  4. Microwave the cream cheese for 15 seconds or until it's easily spreadable. Spread on the crescent roll dough.
  5. Pour the meat mixture over the cream cheese and spread it out evenly. Sprinkle the top with the cheddar cheese.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the crescent rolls are cooked through and the cheese is melted.
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29 Responses to “Barbecue Beef Bake”

  1. StephenC September 23, 2011 @ 3:15 pm (#
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    This is the kind of recipe about which I say, “How fifties!” I think the next cookbook I write might have to be inspired by my childhood (half of the forties and all of the fifties). I hope I can find this again when I’m ready to make it. Guess I need to list it somewhere. This is pure genius. If I were you I’d be in bigger trouble the the neighbors – I sleep in my underwear.

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  2. StephenC September 23, 2011 @ 3:26 pm (#
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    I just came back to look at this again. I have it’s location saved for someti!me soon. OOOOh

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  3. Joanne September 23, 2011 @ 7:11 pm (#
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    Maybe you should just bring them food? Then they’ll absolutely for sure understand. Or they’ll be in a happy food coma. same difference.

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  4. Deborah September 23, 2011 @ 9:46 pm (#
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    I totally took my food processor into the back yard to use while my kids were napping so I wouldn’t wake them up. I’m pretty sure my neighbors think I’m crazy, too!! I love it when meals like this come together out of what you have on hand. Looks mighty tasty to me!!

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  5. Johna September 24, 2011 @ 12:07 am (#
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    is the Italian dressing the bottled kind and not the powder mix?
    I think this sounds great!

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  6. marilyn Schoneman September 24, 2011 @ 7:21 am (#
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    I was wondering about the italian dressing do you use the pkg or the bottle? thank you!

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  7. angela king September 24, 2011 @ 8:16 am (#
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    i love this! it looks so yummy. i can’t wait to make it for my kids….it’s right up their alley. thanks so much!

    oh and p.s. i’m a total jammies girl too. :)

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  8. joanie September 24, 2011 @ 8:49 am (#
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    Oh my dear sweet baby Jesus that looks delicious. I’ll definitely have to make this someday soon.

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  9. Rachael September 24, 2011 @ 11:59 am (#
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    Your response sounds oddly familiar I think I may have used it a few times myself considering I also live in my pj’s. I have a similar dish I make but with grilled chicken that I shred or chop up. We eat it on warmed Hawaiian sweet rolls.

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  10. bbq smokers for sale September 24, 2011 @ 8:41 pm (#
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    The picture makes me wanna to eat the barbeque cake. It looks tasty and delicious. Thank you so much for the recipe.

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  11. Karly September 25, 2011 @ 9:40 am (#
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    Johna, the salad dressing is the bottled kind. :)

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  12. Karly September 25, 2011 @ 9:40 am (#
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    Marilyn, I used the bottled dressing. Not the dry mix. :)

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  13. what katie's baking September 26, 2011 @ 3:24 pm (#
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    haha!
    yum, if i was your neighbor, i would come over

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  14. Valerie September 27, 2011 @ 9:03 am (#
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    I seriously believe after making this recipe last night that we are sistas…if not I’m going to just start saying you….loved the recipe, and I love the whole pj concept…if it wasn’t for this whole crazy talk of “work” I would live in my jogging pants 24/7…lets just say I’m jealous…

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  15. Lisle September 27, 2011 @ 3:19 pm (#
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    My first thought was to wonder if you’ve seen the new crescent roll dough that is a 9×13 (ish) sheet. You just unroll it…no seams to pinch. YAY!!

    Second, YUMMY!

    Third, who cares what the neighbors think? We warned all of ours upon moving in that I don’t care what they can see, I’ll only hang curtains if I feel like it, because it’s my house. I figure if they’re dumb enough to look, they deserve to see it. ;^)

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  16. Eleanor October 1, 2011 @ 6:43 pm (#
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    Sweet, savory, juicy, gooey, cheesy deliciousness.

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  17. Stephanie January 13, 2012 @ 3:27 pm (#
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    OH my gosh!! We sound so similar! Lol. Exactly what I wear outside and the same way I talk to my hubby!! Haha. Plus I can’t wait to try this!! It Looks soo Good! :)

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  18. Adrianna April 15, 2012 @ 11:57 pm (#
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    Omg, just tried this tonight and it was amazing! It will definitely not help with any diets, but who the heck cares when it is THAT good! I am in love. :)

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  19. nate November 2, 2012 @ 9:39 am (#
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    We featured this recipe in our weekly Food Trend Friday post. You can check it out here:

    http://blog.recipelion.com/food-trend-cheesy-casserole-recipes/

    Thanks for all of the great recipes.

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  20. Al December 16, 2012 @ 12:41 pm (#
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    Love it! I’ve brought it to a couple pot lucks & have been asked for the recipe both times.
    I use more cream cheese than in the recipe (double) – makes for a thicker layer & more flavor (at least for me – I like cream cheese!)

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  21. Deb April 10, 2013 @ 6:27 am (#
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    I made this last night for my family, the kids and the husband devoured it! No leftovers!

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  22. Shasta May 29, 2013 @ 11:26 am (#
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    Anyone have suggestions for a side to serve with this dish? I stink at meal planning! :( This sounds delicious though!

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    Karly Reply:

    I almost always serve steamed broccoli and a salad with any kind of casserole like this. :)

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  23. Shawn @ I Wash You Dry September 26, 2013 @ 5:08 pm (#
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    Totally been there. I’m pretty sure I would live in my flannel pajamas all winter if I could get away with it. Which, I pretty much do, cause I stay at home and take pictures of food too. Winning! This recipe looks awesome, and totally something I should make for dinner tonight! :)

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  24. Shelby October 15, 2013 @ 10:31 pm (#
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    Saw this post on your fb the other day and made it tonight! It was very simple to put together! I thought it was yummy and the flavors reminded me of the sweet sauce used on top of meatloaf. I served it with a side of steamed potatoes! Thanks for a great recipe and this one is definitely a keeper :)

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    Lester Reply:

    @Shelby, I just read all the comments for this, all sounds good, but what about the idea of adding an additional topping before the cheese..like crushed potato chips or FRITO’s, or salsa chips then add the cheese. Another idea, how about adding a thin layer of corn bread on top of everything and then bake it. Serve with a nice green salad??

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  25. Becky Pate September 25, 2014 @ 11:55 am (#
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    Picture looked good and I will definitely plan on making this. Also, have you ever considered a second career in writing? I thoroughly enjoyed your dialogue on the jammies, neighbors, etc. Reminded me of a cute novel about “really zany” characters getting into mischief in a small town. :)

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