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Recipe: beef caramalized onion knishes

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Beef caramalized onion knishes serving suggestion

beef caramalized onion knishes

Got a craving for a hearty snack? Try this knish recipe with flavorful beef, onions,and mashed potatoes baked in dough.


  • 2 cups precooked beef such as shredded beef or beef sausage
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups sliced leeks
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup mashed potatoes, such as Yukon Gold
  • 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 12 frozen dinner rolls
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon each: sesame seeds, poppy seeds, dried onions


  1. Thaw and rise dinner rolls according to package directions. Melt butter in large non-stick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add leeks, salt and pepper; adjust heat to low. Cook 5 to 7 minutes or until the vegetables are soft and begin to brown. Set aside to cool.
  2. In large bowl, combine beef, leeks, potatoes and cream cheese, mixing gently but thoroughly. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F. In small bowl, combine toppings.

    Using rolling pin, roll out one dinner roll to 4-inch circle. Place 1/4 cup beef mixture in center of roll. Pull edges of dough over beef mixture, pinch the dough closed. With your thumb, create dent in middle of knish. Place knish on parchment-lined shallow-rimmed baking sheet. Repeat with remaining rolls. Brush each knish with egg; sprinkle topping mixture on each knish. Bake in 350°F oven 30 to 35 minutes or until knish is golden brown. Let knish rest 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition information per serving: 200 Calories; 6.7g Total Fat; 2.6g Saturated Fat; 0.4g Polyunsaturated Fat; 1.6g Monounsaturated Fat; 0.1g Trans Fat; 42mg Cholesterol; 405mg Sodium; 184mg Potassium; 25g Total carbohydrate; 10g Protein; 2mg Iron; 0.1mg Niacin; 0.2mg Vitamin B6; 36.5mg Choline; 0.6mcg Vitamin B12; 1.4mg Zinc; 13.8mcg Selenium; 0.3g Fiber.