Sweet & Sour Shape Ups ground beef retro recipe (1972)

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Sweet and Sour Shape Ups ground beef recipe (1972)

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This retro recipe from 1972 for tasty Sweet & Sour Shape Ups combines ground beef, the tangy pepper fruit hint of Tabasco sauce, and Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Roll Dough.
Make ’em yourself in only 30 minutes

Here’s a great new taste for ground beef… so easy to make yourself. And each member of your family gets his very own meat pie.

They’ll love your new idea. And you’ll love your helpers… the tangy pepper fruit hint of Tabasco sauce and the Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Roll Dough.

Sweet and Sour Shape Ups ground beef retro recipe (1972)

Sweet & Sour “Shape Ups” recipe

Ingredients

1 lb. ground beef
1/2 cup drained pineapple tidbits or chunks
1/2 cup sweet and sour sauce
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp Tabasco pepper sauce
1/2 tsp. soy sauce
1 can (8 oz.) Pillsbury Refrigerated Crescent Dinner Rolls

Directions

In large frying pan, brown ground beef, drain. Stir in pineapple, sweet and sour sauce, green pepper, salt, Tobasco and soy sauce; set aside.

On ungreased cookie sheet, separate crescent dough into 4 rectangles. Firmly press perforations to seal.

Place a heaping 1/2 cup of meat mixture in each rectangle. Raise all edges to form open-faced pie crust. Bake at 375 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown.

Serves 4

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