I was called earlier in the week by one of my church's compassion ministry coordinators asking if I was available to bring a meal to a couple who just had a baby within the last week. I told her sure I would do it and once I hung up from the call, the fun began as to what to bring to this couple. There was just the two of them and the new little one so I had to think small rather than feeding my army. Usually when I get these calls I go for something quick, easy, and can be made ahead without affecting the taste along with not breaking the bank.
What I came up with is a new recipe that will become another one of my "leftover makeovers" or a quick pantry meal. It is called Mexican Bubble Pizza. I got the recipe off of Pillsbury's site.
First you make your taco meat. I usually take 1lb of browned ground beef, 1 can tomato soup, 2 tbsp. taco seasoning, and 1/2 cup water and stir together. I had made tacos earlier in the week so I had some leftover taco meat already mixed up that I used for the bubble pizza.
You take an 8ct tube of Pillsbury Grands Biscuits and cut each biscuit into 8 pieces.
Take the biscuit pieces and the meat and stir them together and place in a 9x13 pan. I put the mixture into TWO 8 inch round pans. One foil pan to take for the meal and another pan for us to have it for lunch.
Put in the oven at 375° for 18-23 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown. I had the 8 inch pan baking for about 20 minutes. I should have let it go a little longer as the biscuits were still a little chewy/doughy in the center.
Once the dish is baked. Place 2 cups of shredded cheese on the top and put back into the oven for 5-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted. I turned off the oven and put the dish back in for about 3 minutes to melt the cheese.
Let cool for 5 minutes. And enjoy!! Eat as is or pile with taco toppings of your choice!
It is a different twist to the palette and yet is quick, easy and frugal all in one.
I took an iceberg lettuce salad, fresh strawberries & cantaloupe bowl, and mini no bake cheesecakes along with the bubble pizza to complete the meal for the couple.
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