Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Recipe Test #4

Another recipe tested! This one was submitted by Becky (of Golden Acorn Homeschool).

Biscuit Pizza Bake

1 lb. ground meat of choice (we usually do ground turkey)
1 onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
Any other veggies you like...mushrooms, etc.
1 jar of spaghetti sauce (the normal average size, I am too lazy to look up ounces.)
16 oz. mozzarella cheese, shredded

Brown the meat with the onion and pepper, drain any fat off. Add the sauce and warm through.

In the meantime (or before hand), make biscuit dough. I make mine from scratch, but Bisquick works just fine. Add more milk to make it thinner and spreadable. I swear Beth, I don't measure, I have no idea how much to tell you. Somewhere between a 1/2 a cup and 1 whole cup or extra milk. :-P

Spread the biscuit dough in the bottom of a greased (we use Pam) 9x13 in baking dish. Top with the meat/veggie/sauce mixture, and then the shredded cheese. Bake for 30 minutes on 375 until the dough is done and the cheese is bubbly and golden.

Baking Powder Biscuits
2 cups flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup shortening (I always use butter flavor)
2/3 - 3/4 cups milk (for the bake, I guess I use in the neighborhood of 1 1/2)

Mix the dry ingredients, cut in the shortening until it looks like course crumbs. Add the milk.If you are just making regular biscuits, you would roll and cut them at bake at 450 for 12-15 minutes.

I used ground chicken and added chopped mushrooms as the extra veggie. I did make the biscuits from scratch using Becky's recipe, including the butter flavored shortening. In fact, I used this recipe to make plain biscuits the other night!

This turned out excellent. I love the concept and the fact that I can see myself playing around with it to fit our mood. Jack gobbled up almost his entire serving. Alexander ate only a few bites, but only because he was too busy being a maniac. Not sure I can hold the food responsible for that. Justin and I were already planning what "toppings" to use next time. This version is great because it actually packs in a lot of veggies, but of course we're naughty and want to fatten it up with pepperoni or sausage! ;) This was easily enough for two full dinners for our family. Becky, have you ever frozen it? Next time I could see splitting it into two dishes, eating one that night and freezing one for another time, if it freezes well.

Thanks, Becky! It was really delicious and just writing about it makes me want to go eat more! Really!


Becky said...

YAY! That means I win, right! ;-)

Anyway, no, I don't freeze it because I am feeding a lot more people than you. In fact, I double it to have leftovers for lunch for all of us the next day! All three grown-ups (and two of the three kids here) eat with BIG appetites.

If I were to freeze it, I would make two pans and freeze one BEFORE cooking, like a regular store bought lasagna dish. It could be worth trying.

Becky said...

Um, yeah. And you could have fixed my typos before posting that! Sheesh. ;-)

I was in a hurry, and I am not a very competent typist. My errors drive me insane when I catch them later. *grumbles*

PopPop said...

It reminds me of the "Impossible cheeseburger pie" you kids liked when you were growing up.

liz said...

You guys are making me hungry! You could always use some fake pepperoni on there--healthy, and tastes pretty darn good!