I mean, I've gotten pretty good at easy and cheap MEALS because I have to feed a daggone gaggle of kids every day.
This recipe comes from Pillsbury and there's so many tweaks you can do to make it to your family's liking. It's called Unsloppy Joes . The original recipe uses a sloppy joe filling, but there's all kinds of variations you can do.
1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef, cooked, drained
1 can (15 oz) sloppy joe sauce
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury® Grands!® refrigerated biscuits
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (2 oz)
1. Heat oven to 375° F. In large skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat until beef is thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently; drain. Stir in sauce and chili powder; simmer 5 minutes.
2. Press each biscuit into 6-inch round. Spoon 1/3 cup meat mixture and about 1 tablespoon cheese onto center of each round. Fold dough in half over filling; press to seal. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
3 Bake 9 to 14 minutes or until golden brown.
I made these a couple of weeks ago and they were a hit. Tonight I made them again but Buffalo Chicken style. I substitued the ground beef for shredded chicken, exchanged the sloppy joe sauce and chili powder for buffalo sauce, used american cheese (because it was all that I had), and added a little ranch dressing before folding them up. Kids loved them! Two of them aren't big ranch fans so I left a couple without ranch. You could also use bleu cheese.
This recipe would work great with so many fillings: bbq chicken, ham and cheese, shredded steak and cheese, anything you can think up you can put in a pocket of biscuity goodness!
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