Beefy, Cheesy Pinwheel

These pinwheels are not appetizer-sized but a hefty mouthful! They’re perfect for a picnic or even a road trip.” -Jehan Powell

Beefy, Cheesy PInwheel
Cuisine: Caribbean
Servings: 12
Author: Jehan Powell
Ingredients
CRUST
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 ¼ tsp. instant yeast
  • ½ Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 Tbsp. olive/vegetable oil plus extra
FILLING
  • 1 tsp. canola oil
  • 1 lb. minced beef
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • ¼ tsp. dried basil
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup spaghetti sauce
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 1 cup grated cheese plus some to sprinkle on top I used a mixture of Monterey jack and cheddar
  • Dried parsley
Preparation
  1. Make the crust: mix together flour, yeast, sugar and salt. Add water and oil and mix to form a dough. Knead 10 minutes; rub dough with oil, cover and let stand for 2 hours or until more than twice in size. While dough is rising, make topping.
  2. Make the sauce: heat oil in pan over medium heat. When oil is hot, add ground beef, onion powder, garlic powder, oregano, basil, red pepper flakes and salt. Break up meat with a spoon as it cooks; cook until browned. Add ½ cup water and let simmer until water evaporates. Remove from heat; add spaghetti sauce and ketchup and stir to combine. Cool to room temperature. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  3. Assemble pizza: punch down dough, cut in half and form 2 balls. Refrigerate one for later use. Roll out dough into 15” x 10” rectangle. Spread meat evenly across the dough all the way to the end. Sprinkle 1 cup of cheese over meat. Roll dough jelly-roll style to form a log. Cut into 12 equal pieces and place in a greased 9” x 13” pan. Set aside and let rise 35 to 40 minutes.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and top with additional cheese and dried parsley.. Bake for another 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack. Serve warm.