Beef Breakfast Sausage Buns with Jalapeno Jelly And Cream Cheese Frosting



  • 1 cup mushrooms sliced
  • 3/4 cup onion diced
  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • 12 ounces extra lean ground beef
  • 1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • 13.8 ounces refrigerated pizza dough
  • 1/2 cup jalapeno pepper jelly warmed
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper reduce to half if you prefer less spicy
  • 1 tablespoon milk


Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Basic Country Beef Breakfast Sausage

  • Heat large non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Add ground beef, sage, garlic powder, onion powder and salt and cook 5-7 minutes, breaking into ½” crumbles and stirring occasionally Ground beef should be cooked until brown and reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees F. Add button mushrooms and diced onion to beef and spices and cook an additional 5-7 minutes until tender. Add baby spinach to skillet just until wilted and remove from heat.  Makes 2 cups of crumbles. 
  • Stir in ½ cup cheddar cheese. Set mixture aside for 20 – 25 minutes or until mixture is cooled completely.

Beef Sticky Buns Assembly

  •  Unroll pizza dough on flat surface; pat or roll dough evenly to 14 x 10-inch rectangle, pinching together any tears, if necessary. Spread beef mixture on dough, leaving ½” border on short side further 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 degree oven 18 – 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Meanwhile, in small mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, crushed red pepper and milk. Stir well to combine (I like to use a rubber spatula for this).
  • When done baking, remove buns to cooling rack. While still warm, drizzle with melted jalapeno pepper jelly, if desired, or Cream Cheese Frosting.