Our kids love any kind of dinner that they can eat with their hands. I’m sure this is a pretty common thing with lots of other kids too. And although I keep waiting for them to grow out of this habit, I don’t see it happening anytime soon. I guess that’s because I kind of feel the same way. For me, the best thing about a dinner that can be eaten with our hands is that it’s usually perfect for freezing and reheating for other dinners or snacks.
That’s exactly the case with these Bacon Cheeseburger Biscuit Cups. They freeze perfectly and reheat really well in the oven or even the microwave. It’s easy to make a double or triple batch and freeze the leftovers. (The recipe below makes about a dozen, depending on the size of your muffin tins.)
And aside from that ease-of-use factor, they’re just good! The cheesy sauce loaded with ground beef and bacon has a great cheeseburger taste from a little bit of condiments stirred in before filling the biscuit cups. Every bite is delicious! (If you’ve been reading here for awhile, I’m sure you know that bacon cheeseburger anything is always a hit at with my family and these are no exception.)
Bacon Cheeseburger Biscuit Cups
- 2 1/2 c. flour
- 1 T. baking powder
- 1 t. salt
- 1/2 c. butter, cut into small pieces
- 1/2 – 1 c. milk
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1/2 c. milk
- 1 1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 T. ketchup
- 2 t. mustard
- 2 t. pickle relish
- 1/2 lb. bacon; diced and cooked; divided
- Extra shredded cheese, for garnish
1. Mix flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in milk, adding just enough for the dough to come together. Knead by hand for one minute.
2. Divide the dough into 12 evenly-sized balls. Flatten the dough balls into a circle with your hands or with a rolling pin. Press into muffin tins and poke the bottoms of each one several times with a fork. Bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, cook ground beef in a large skillet. Season with salt. Drain.
4. Stir milk into ground beef in the pan and add shredded cheese. Continue cooking over low heat until cheese is melted and smooth. Stir in ketchup, mustard and relish.
5. Set aside some bacon to garnish the cups; stir the remaining into the beef and cheese sauce.
6. Spoon cheeseburger mixture into the biscuit cups. Garnish with bacon and additional shredded cheese, if desired. Bake for about 15 minutes, until biscuit cups are golden brown.
If you are going to freeze these, make sure they are cooled to room temperature and then flash freeze on a cookie sheet for about an hour. Transfer to plastic freezer bags once firm. Enjoy!