Beef Fold-Overs

Kiddos in the Kitchen – Kids’ Activities

Watermelon Time!

It’s melon season and humans love eating melons for a tasty, refreshing treat. But, humans aren’t the only animals that love melons. Here is a fun video from the Oregon Zoo showing just how much animals of many shapes and sizes enjoy the juicy, sweet flavor of melons!

Why Not Drink Melons?

Melons are not just for eating. They’re full of sweet juice and make really delicious beverages. Here are two recipes for melon drinks you can try, from Oregon State University’s Food Hero website and from the Oregonian recipes archive.

Now Let’s Make the Recipe!

Quick, easy and satisfying! This simple recipe wraps a tasty ground beef & veggie mixture up in refrigerator biscuits. Kind of like hand-pies, but much easier than messing around with pastry. Try them with fresh, local, organic bell pepper, or improvise with additional fresh veggies like kale, tomatoes, zucchini, and/or corn.

Co-op Sales Spring Hill Farm Organic Green Bell Pepper
  • 1/2# ground beef
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup green pepper, chopped
  • 4 oz tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp oregano
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 (8 oz) can refrigerator biscuits


Heat oven to 400° F. Brown ground beef; add onion and green pepper; saute until onion is translucent. Add tomato sauce and seasonings; heat through. Separate biscuits and roll out on a floured board, one at a time, into 5” circles. Place a slight ¼ cup of the beef mixture on each round. Fold over, wet edge with finger dipped in water, and press together to seal. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 16-18 minutes, or until nicely browned.