I had been seeing this pin pop up all over Pinterest and Facebook. The directions are super-simple and the possibilities are endless. I had to to try them out!
I decided to make cheeseburger pies, so my filling was soy crumbles, cheese, veggie bacon, and onion. I started out by chopping up the bacon and onions and sautéing them in a bit of butter.
While that was busy cooking, I whipped up my batter. It’s simply ½ cup Bisquick®, ½ cup milk, and 2 eggs. I also sprayed my muffin pan with a cooking spray. The directions I had didn’t call for it, but I thought I’d err on the safe side.
Once everything was all pre-cooked, I put one tablespoon of the mixture in the bottom of each cup of the muffin pan. The recipe I was looking at suggested a ¼ cup of filling in each. I divided that in half… half burger and half cheese. I then topped each cup with a heaping tablespoon of my onion and bacon mixture.
When that was done, I set out to top with the remaining Bisquick® mixture. The recipe suggested an additional one tablespoon on top of each pie. One glance and I realized I was going to need more, so I whipped up a half batch. The batch and a half was just enough for me to make 18 mini pies.
The worst part of the process was waiting for them to cook… 25 to 30 minutes seems like an awfully long time for those little pies. It was made worse when the delicious smell started to work its way through the house. Even Xander went to stand in front of the oven to watch them cook.
I pulled them out of the oven at 25 minutes. They seemed a little on the dry side, but they still looked yummy! I just flipped the pan over on the cupboard and they all popped right out of the pan.
They turned out to be quite flavorful little pies. My assessment that they were a bit dry turned out to be true, but it wasn’t enough to really take away from them. Ross suggested using some ketchup or tomato sauce to add moisture and additional flavor the next time we make them. I also think a bit of gravy or other sauce in any variation would be a good idea.
I really love that they can so easily be modified to suit each person’s tastes. Pizza ones would be so much fun… each one made with a variety of favorite toppings. They would also be great at parties for the same reason. You could make up several different flavor combinations.
The fact that they also freeze and reheat easily is nice too. They would be great for quick breakfasts (sausage and egg pies, anyone?) and lunches. For someone like me who is on a set calorie amount, it’s also nice to have something portion-controlled and ready to eat.
We will definitely be making them again… in many different variations!
Note: If you don’t have Bisquick®, you can make it from scratch. Just mix together the list of ingredients below. It will make about ¾ cup… enough for the batch and a half.
- 1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons All Purpose Flour
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- ½ teaspoon White Sugar
- A small pinch of salt
- 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon Butter (softened)