Thursday, September 8, 2011


First, a disclaimer.  I got the original recipe from here and altered it.  It's not the most attractive dinner (hence the name, which is kind of fun) but it's pretty good as is and has incredible potential for variation.  Really they're a little like mini, cheese-covered pot pies.

1lb ground turkey/ground beef
1 clove garlic, minced
small onion, diced
1 to 1 and 1/2 c barbecue sauce
Cookable vegetables of choice (I used 1 med zucchini and 1/2 bag thawed frozen broccoli) chopped in small pieces
1 10 oz can refrigerated biscuit dough or 1 favorite recipe biscuit dough
2 cups shredded cheese (you may not need it all)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Brown your meat in a good-sized skillet with the onion and garlic.  Drain grease and add chopped vegetables.  Cook 3 or 4 minutes or until your veg starts to get tender.  Add bbq sauce, stir, simmer for 3 minutes.

Meanwhile, separate the biscuits and put them in a muffin tin, pressing a well into the center (the original recipe serves 8, I made my own dough and separated it into 12 segments so I filled the whole tin).  Try an make it so that the biscuit is even on all sides (it can stick over the top).  Drop meat/veg mixture in to the biscuit wells until they're full.  Cover the tops with cheese.

Bake 15 mins or until cheese is golden brown.

NOTE: I ended up with extra filling, and I filled mine to the top.  You could easily stretch it instead and make 18 of these to feed a group, maybe even 2 dozen.

Potential variations I've thought of in the past few minutes:
All-veg filling
Brown gravy instead of BBQ sauce
Shredded chicken filling
Egg and sausage/bacon for breakfast

You see what I mean, the possibilities are crazy!  And, on top of that, it's very kid-friendly!


  1. I think Andrew would really like these and they would be awesome with breakfast items inside!

  2. Kid-friendly! Ha ha, just kidding. I know, I can't wait to try them all kinds of different ways!