Friday, May 8, 2009

Mexican Bubble Pizza

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. 
*photo courtesy of Pillsbury

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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Hoosier Homemade said...

I've made a dish similiar to that in the past. Looks yummy!
Thanks for sharing!

Sherry said...

Oh, yum! This sounds scrumptious!

Rachel said...

oooooooo yummy!!!!

shopannies said...

sounds delicous

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Sounds yummy! And looks so easy - I'll definitely have to give it a try! :)

Melissa said...

That looks delicious! I was skeptical when you added the biscuit dough to the meat mixture, but it looks great when it's done.