Monday, February 11, 2013

Easy Unsloppy Joes, and more!

Tired of the same old same old dinners? But need something easy and cheap? Well look no further, easy and cheap are my middle names! No, wait, that didn't come out right....
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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  1. I've been trying to do the whole foods/real food thing at my house. It went pretty well until I took this temp job-this meal looks really good! I have to admit I have an unhealthy relationship with those cans of Pillsbury biscuits.

    1. Lol! And their cinnamon rolls? Forget it. Might as well slap them directly on my thighs cuz there's no way I can eat just one.