Barbecue Bacon Cheeseburger Handpies


Barbecue Bacon Cheeseburger Handpies (cut)

I bought a bunch of canned rolls and biscuits on sale a few weeks ago. I knew time would be tight over the next few weeks and the sale was really great so I thought why not try to incorporate them into some meals. It would save some time and sanity to have easy go to dishes to pick up and take with us in the car. These are NOT something I normally buy so it was kind of fun experimenting with them and figuring out if I could make my own and how hard would it be on a busy night.

I started looking on Pinterest for some inspiration. I found a recipe from Spend with Pennies for Bacon Cheeseburger Bombs (click for link to original recipe).  I wanted to make a few “tweaks” to it for my family just as I expect you will make changes to it for your family.

Barbecue Bacon Cheeseburger Handpies

Verdict:

This was an okay dish for our family. It was fairly simple to make but there was definitely no “WOW!” factor to this meal. It tasted okay. It was a solid meal but just nothing overly special about it.

This was a good To-Go meal. I could put cooked baby carrots in one half of the divided dishes and 2 handpies in the other half for each person. Mess was minimal as most of the crumbs ended up in the dish and there was no silverware other than a fork needed for the carrots.

Next time I may make this with my own gluten-free corn bread muffin mix to see if I can make it gluten-free. Making and rolling out biscuits to make this dish would be time-consuming but would probably increase the freshness and flavor of the dish. Also, the list of ingredients on the canned biscuits was huge but making my own would cut that way down.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 6 slices of bacon, chopped
  • 3/4 cup cream cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 Tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cans Pillsbury Biscuits (8 biscuits)
  • 4 oz cheddar cheese, chopped into 8 cubes

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a rimmed baking sheet by lining with Parchment paper.
  2. In a large pan brown ground beef over medium heat. Drain grease from pan and set meat aside.
  3. Cook bacon and onions in the pan that you just cooked the ground beef in. Allow bacon to crisp and onions to brown. Drain any remaining grease from pan.
  4. Add ground beef back to skillet with bacon and onions.
  5. Add cream cheese, ketchup, barbecue sauce, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Heat over low heat until cream cheese is melted. Allow mixture to cool slightly.
  6. Roll each biscuit out very thin. Place 8 biscuits on baking sheet about 1″ apart.
  7. Place 2-3 tablespoons beef mixture on each biscuit and add 1 square of cheese.
  8. Cover the mixture with a second biscuit rolled out thinly. Crimp edges to seal well. Do not leave any part of the edges unsealed or with holes or the filling may leak out and burn during baking.
  9. Bake handpies for 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  10. Serve warm.

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