Tuesday, October 2, 2007


This is yet another classic at the Church household. Gary grew up eating these little goodies and it was one of the first things he made for me after we got married. I had never had them before, but I loved them! We made them for dinner tonight.

1 lb ground beef
1 small onion, chopped

Biscuit dough:

4 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
2 tsp salt
1 1/3 cups milk
1/2 cup oil (I use olive)

Cheese sauce:

4 TBS butter
1/4 cup flour
2 cups milk
2 cups grated cheddar cheese

Brown meat and onion together. Drain grease and set aside. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Mix together. Add milk and oil and mix using electric mixer until dough forms a ball. Kneed dough until uniform (just about 1-2 minutes). Roll dough out on a floured surface, as you would for cinnamon rolls (about 1/4 inch thick). Sprinkle meat and onion mixture all over dough, extending all the way to the edges. Roll up the dough (just like cinnamon rolls) and slice in 1-1/2 inch rings using a sharp knife (again, just like cinnamon rolls). Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees for about 12-15 minutes, until golden brown. While the pinwheels are baking, make your cheese sauce to pour on top of pinwheels. Start by melting the butter. Add the flour to make a rue. Once the flour and butter are uniform throughout (30 seconds), add the milk. Bring to a boil (you will notice the mixture start to thicken). Once it thickens, salt and pepper to taste and add shredded cheese gradually until melted and uniform. Serve on top of pinwheels, or on the side for dipping. Kids LOVE this meal.

**This usually makes about 15 pinwheels ... plan about 3 pinwheels per person.


Kendra said...

Yummy! That one's going into the rotation!