My hubby was working last night, so I thought I would make something fun for the kids for dinner. I looked through some of my cooking magazines and came across today's recipe. It looked different, and something the kids would eat up--literally and figuratively. The idea behind this recipe is really cute. Use cut up refrigerator biscuits as pizza crust. They cook up into a really irregular shape and are almost like pizza pull apart bread. I should have been so lucky! And before I forget, today is the last day to comment for a chance to win a copy of the new WCC cook off cookbook! You can do that here!
Biscuit Pizza Bake
12" dutch oven
1 lb. ground beef
2 tubes refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
1 15 oz. can pizza sauce (I used spaghetti sauce)
1 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 4 oz. can mushroom stems and pieces, drained
1 3 1/2 oz. pkg. sliced pepperoni
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
In you DO, cook the beef until no longer pink. You will need about 20-25 coals for this. I had some cooked ground beef in the freezer that I thawed and used. Meanwhile, quarter the biscuits. When the beef is cooked, remove from the DO. Put the biscuits in the bottom you the DO. Top with pizza sauce. Sprinkle the beef over the sauce. Layer with green pepper, onions, mushrooms, pepperoni and cheeses. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until the cheese is melted. I used 10 coals on the bottom and 14 on top. Let stand 5-10 minutes before serving. 6-8 servings.
The Finished Product
Like I said before, the idea behind this was good. My kids were excited to try it. It just didn't cook well, but I'm sure the problem was me and breads. :) I ended up having to put it in my oven to let it finish cooking. In all fairness to the recipe, it probably would have been great if I had cooked the beef in the DO and gotten the oven nice and hot. So that was my bad. The other problem it had was the biscuits. I ended up with the biscuits with all the yellow butter chunks in them, and let me tell you...the butter chunks don't go well with pizza sauce. The flavor was really weird. Next time I do this--and there will be a next time 'cause I'm not letting a recipe kick my butt--I will try to find different biscuits or maybe make my own dough. So I will reserve judgement on this recipe until next week when I make it again.