Friday, January 1, 2010

Blue Cheese Biscuit Burgers

Here is a variation on pigs in blankets.   We eat pigs for breakfast, made with refrigerated canned biscuits and sausage or little smokies all of the time.

These aren't those fact, these are cows in covers to be more accurate.  I decided to make little bleu cheese meatballs wrapped in bacon.  This gave them a bit more sophistication than we normally have around here.  I mixed bleu cheese, a little steak seasoning, bread crumbs and hamburger.  I formed 12 balls and partially cooked them in the microwave on a bacon wrack.  That kept the grease out of the biscuits. 

When I rolled out the biscuits, I rolled them too thin.  I didn't want to reroll it and make it tough, so, thinking on my feet, I threw them into muffin tins.  One thin layer of biscuit on the bottom, meat in the middle, then a second layer of biscut went on top.  After baking them, we dipped them in bleu cheese dressing as we ate them.   They were really tasty.  The adults in the house thought they were delicious.  Of my kids, only one tried them and he gave them a sideways thumb, meaning he'd eat them, but would rather have a little smokie in a Pillsbury biscuit.  Oh well, I can only keep trying to improve their palates.

Blue Cheese Biscuit Burgers:
1 pound ground beef
1 1/2 tsp steak seasoning
1/3 cup fine, dry bread crumbs
2 ounces crumbled blue cheese (or more if you really love the blue cheese flavor)
Mix together all ingredients.  Form into mini patties.  Par-cook in the microwave or slightly brown in a skillet (leave the insides pink so they don't dry out in oven later).
Biscuit Dough:
5 cups flour
5 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup shortening
2 cups buttermilk
Mix dry ingredients. Cut shortening into the flour mixture with a pastry cutter.  Add the buttermilk.   Roll out on a floured surface.  Cut into desired shapes. Bake 450 degrees for 12 minutes.


Jeanette said...

I never thought about serving them as a breakfast! What a great idea.
I am always looking for things to make for breakfast that is handheld. Thanks for the idea.

Really Rainey said...

Cute! I think my grandkids would LOVE those in the morning too!
I'm having a little New Years Give away too... stop by and enter if you get a chance...
~Really Rainey~

Michael Lee West said...

I could eat these all day long and into the night! Wow! I can't wait to make this. My cooking has been met with mixed reviews lately (I live with Goldilocks, I fear, where everything is too crumbly, too spicy, or too bland, lol). I know this dish will be a crowd pleaser. I hope you have a wonderful New Year!

Sook said...

What an interesting looking recipe! It looks awesome!

natalia said...

Ciao ! The muffins idea is great !! I have trouble with my kids too !!

~3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Great for breakfast, but I'm thinking about next Christmas for the appetizer party my family has every year. Mini muffin size maybe. My family lovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvves bleu cheese anything!

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