Southwestern crescent squares out of the oven

Southwestern Crescent Squares

I made this for dinner and had the hardest time coming up with a name for it.  I wanted to call it a pot pie, but in my opinion, a pot pie should have gravy.  There’s no gravy in this recipe.  I considered calling it a pasty, but pasties are supposed to be little half round things that are crimped shut.  It’s sort of a giant hot pocket, but pan pocket sounded too weird, so I opted for Crescent Squares because it has a crescent roll crust and is cut into squares for serving.

Southwestern crescent squaresThis recipe is very easy to make, and variations on this recipe have all been big hits with the family.    I was very optimistic about serving this one, and it was very well received.  Baker’s Man finished off the leftovers having a serving for breakfast and one for lunch.   What’s not to love when you combine browned ground beef with the flavors of the southwest and serve it between two layers of crescent roll.crescent roll dough surrounds meat and cheese fillingHere’s your recipe.  Give it a try and let us know what you think.

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Southwestern Crescent Squares
Recipe type: Entree
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Serves: 8
Ground beef, onions, garlic, and cheese are sandwiched between two layers of crescent roll dough along with corn, black beans, peppers, and green chilies to make a simple and delicious dish.
  • 2 packages of crescent roll dough
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • ½ large onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chilies
  • ½ cup corn kernels, drained
  • ½ cup black beans, drained
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese.
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Brown ground beef with onion, garlic, and bell pepper until meat is cooked and vegetables are tender.
  3. Stir in diced green chilis, black beans, and corn and mix well.
  4. Remove meat mixture from heat.
  5. Spread one package of crescent roll dough on the bottom of a 9X13 inch pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. Seal seams between rolls.
  6. Carefully spread meat mixture on top of dough.
  7. Sprinkle with shredded cheese, ensuring that cheese is evenly spread over the top of the meat.
  8. Cover meat and cheese mixture with the remaining sheet of dough.
  9. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 - 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Cut into squares and serve.


2 thoughts on “Southwestern Crescent Squares

  1. Oh, YUM!! Crescents are so good, and you can make many recipes with them. One of the first things I learned to make as a newlywed was a crescent chicken pocket recipe. It was fun to make and tasted awesome – and my husband liked it. That says a lot since I wasn’t the best newlywed cook. LOL

    1. Was that the recipe with cream cheese, chicken, and chives? If so, it was one of my newlywed dishes,too.

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