E-Z Beef Casserole

1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 can (5 1/2 oz.) tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
Dash of pepper
1 can (8 oz.) Pillsbury crescent rolls
6 process cheese slices

In a medium frying pan brown the ground beef. Add the onion and cook until tender. Drain off fat. Stir in tomato paste and seasonings.

Lightly grease a 9 inch pie pan. Separate the crescent dough into 8 triangles. Place in the pie pan, pressing the triangles together, to form a crust.

Fill with half of the meat mixture. Top with 3 cheese slices, then the rest of the meat. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 25 minutes, until the crust is golden brown.

Cut each of the remaining 3 cheese slices into 4 lengthwise strips. Arrange the strips over the pie to form a lattice. Return to the oven until the cheese melts. Makes 4 to 6 servings.