Mini Cheeseburger Pies

Two nights ago, Nick killed his first deer of the season! I’ll spare you the photo, though it was actually kind of a weird combination of cute and disgusting. Though I didn’t really enjoy the blood and chunks of… who knows what… all over my carport, I’m sure I won’t be complaining when I have a freezer full of meat!

Though this recipe used good ‘ole ground beef, it’ll be the last time we buy supermarket red meat for a while.

Here in Mississippi, gun season hasn’t started yet. So, being that there isn’t much to do here besides hunt and fish, Nick got himself a bow and set out on a mission. Though he was frustrated with how long it took to snag the first deer, considering he had never ever bow hunted before, I think 5ish days was pretty good! I told him he should be Katniss for Halloween.

Anyways, back to my cute little pies. I made these Mini Cheeseburger Pies for a potluck and they were a huge hit. They’re easy to make, too!

It’s been a while since I last had a McDonald’s cheeseburger, but that what these reminded me of. I think it was a combination of the mustard and pickles I used. Yum!

I’ve never used Bisquick before. Usually if a recipe calls for it, I try to use flour and baking powder instead. But this time I caved in and bought a box. Hey, it was easy! But now I have a huge box of Bisquick left over. Guess I’ll have to make more mini pies?

Mini Cheeseburger Pies

(adapted from Betty Crocker)

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup Bisquick mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup chopped dill pickles
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • Ketchup and mustard

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray 18 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray.

In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked. Drain the beef mixture and cool 5 minutes. Stir in Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt, pepper and cheese.

  

In a medium bowl, whisk together Bisquick, eggs and milk. Spoon 1 tablespoon baking mixture into each muffin cup. Top with 2-3 tablespoons burger mixture, and spoon 1 additional tablespoon baking mixture over burger mixture.

  

Bake 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, and pies are golden brown. Cool a few minutes in the pan, then transfer to a cooling rack. When pies are cool enough to handle, top with mustard, ketchup, pickles and tomatoes and serve!

So… suggestions for ground beef/venison recipes?? You’ll probably be seeing a lot of them in the next few months!

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