Man…It’s only Tuesday. That realization hit me like a ton of bricks around 3 this afternoon. Ugh! But it could be worse…It could still be Monday!
I had a pound of ground beef thawed that I needed to find something to do with. I don’t know what it is about ground beef, but other than meatloaf or burgers, I always struggle to find something to do with it. I almost never have tortillas, so that rules out anything like enchiladas. Meatballs usually take too long (or require more effort than I’m willing to exert!). So I started looking online and found a recipe for something called Ground Beef & Biscuits. It looked good enough, but I made a few changes based on what I had in the pantry.
And I came up with BBQ Beef & Biscuit Bake. It turned out more like a pot pie, but that’s okay. It was good. Good enough that Jay polished off about half of it and kept telling me how delicious it was!
Yeah, I know. That kind of looks like puke on a plate. Trust me, though, it tasted WAY better than it looked! I almost never have refrigerated biscuits, so I made my own, using the recipe in my Williams-Sonoma American Cookbook. Without even realizing it, I’d shaped them to fit the casserole I used. Which is nothing amazing…Just one of those funny little coincidences that made me go “Huh.”
|BBQ Beef & Biscuit Bake||
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1 C barbecue sauce
- 1 C frozen corn kernels
- 8-9 biscuits (can be refrigerated biscuits or homemade)
- 1 C shredded cheddar or colby-jack cheese
- Cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 2-quart casserole dish or a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray, and set aside.
- In a large skillet, cook the beef until meat is no longer pink. Sprinkle the flour over the meat and mix together. Season with salt & pepper. Add the barbecue sauce and the corn, then simmer for 5 minutes.
- Add the mixture to the prepared baking dish. Top the mixture with the biscuits, then top with the cheese. Bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until the biscuits are golden brown and the cheese is melted. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
I did also make my own BBQ sauce, and I think I might’ve used a little too much vinegar–The bambino made a face when he first tried it, but I thought it was just tangy enough. I just wish now I had something for dessert…!