A twist on cinnamon buns, these savory buns get a protein boost from homemade beef breakfast sausage and plenty of veggies like mushrooms and spinach.
Prepare Basic Country Beef Breakfast Sausage. Set aside 2 cups sausage mixture in large bowl; reserve remaining sausage for another use. Add onion and mushrooms to same skillet sprayed with cooking spray over medium heat; cook 5 to 7 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Add spinach to skillet; stir to wilt spinach. Add vegetable mixture to beef; set aside 20 to 25 minutes or until mixture is cooled completely, stirring occasionally. Stir in cheese.
Basic Country Beef Breakfast Sausage: Combine 1 pound Ground Beef (96% lean), 2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage or 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium high heat until hot. Add sausage mixture; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 1/2-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally.
Preheat oven to 425°F. Unroll pizza dough on flat surface; pat or roll dough evenly to 14 x 10-inch rectangle, pinching together any tears, if necessary. Spread sausage mixture on dough, leaving 1/2 inch border on short side furthest from you. Starting at closest short end, roll up jelly-roll style, pinching to close. Slice dough into 8 pieces using serrated knife and careful sawing motion; place cut-side-up on greased baking sheet.
Bake in 425°F oven 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove buns to cooling rack. While still warm, drizzle with melted jalapeño pepper jelly, if desired.
Cream Cheese "Frosting": Combine 1/4 cup softened reduced-fat cream cheese and 1 tablespoon milk in small bowl, stirring until smooth. Drizzle over warmed beef buns.
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Nutrition information per serving: 409 Calories; 10g Total Fat; 4g Saturated Fat; 0g Monounsaturated Fat; 57mg Cholesterol; 1084mg Sodium; 53g Total carbohydrate; 28g Protein; 2.8mg Iron; 4.5mg Niacin; 0.3mg Vitamin B6; 64.7mg Choline; 1.6mcg Vitamin B12; 4.1mg Zinc; 17.8mcg Selenium; 3.1g Fiber.
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