Yummy biscuit cups filled with spicy beef mixture and topped with Halloween pumpkin faces!

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease 10 muffin cups.

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  • Place ground beef and onion in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir until the meat is browned and crumbly, about 10 minutes. Drain excess grease. Stir in the chili powder, cumin, salt, garlic powder, tomato sauce, carrot, and olives, and bring the mixture to a simmer. Cover the skillet, and cook until thickened and the carrot is tender, about 20 minutes. Stir occasionally.

  • Working on a floured surface, separate each biscuit, and roll out into 4-inch circles. Press the circles of biscuit dough into prepared muffin cups; bake in the preheated oven until the cups are lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Remove the biscuit cups from the pan, and place onto a baking sheet.

  • Cut the 10 slices of American cheese into 3-inch circles, and cut jack-o'-lantern faces into the circles with a sharp paring knife. Chop remnants of cheese, and mix into the meat mixture. Fill the biscuit cups with meat mixture, and place a cheese face on top of each.

  • Return to the oven, and bake just until cheese begins to soften, 3 to 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

406 calories; protein 21g 42% DV; carbohydrates 22.3g 7% DV; fat 26.2g 40% DV; cholesterol 68.7mg 23% DV; sodium 1304mg 52% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2012
This is great and hearty. Instead of putting the ready made dough in muffin tins. I stretched each by hand making a circle, spooned a little of the meat mixture and then folded the dough over making it a little hot pocket. (Don't forget to cut slits for venting.) It was even good the next day. The meat mixture is a good served over pasta or rice too. Really easy and fast! Read More
(14)
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2012
This is great and hearty. Instead of putting the ready made dough in muffin tins. I stretched each by hand making a circle, spooned a little of the meat mixture and then folded the dough over making it a little hot pocket. (Don't forget to cut slits for venting.) It was even good the next day. The meat mixture is a good served over pasta or rice too. Really easy and fast! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2011
Best friend made it at her Halloween party and my roomie and I couldn't stay away! So good in my tummy! Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
11/01/2012
This was a cute idea for Halloween. I used homemade biscuits and put them in ramekins because it was a better size for us. I altered the filling to accommodate what I had on hand and left the whole thing in the ramekin to serve rather than removing the biscuit cups. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/31/2012
These were easy to make. The kids liked them because they look cool. Not as much meat fit in each one as I would have liked. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2012
My picky teenager goggled these up. I used cheddar cheese instead of American and I didn't have canned biscuit dough so I made them from scratch. It was hard to see the pumpkin face because the cheese melted so much. Next time I'll just pop them in the oven for a minute. We'll be making these all year long. Will try other cheeses for variety. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2012
This was easy and fun! I made changes to my taste and I took another reviewers advice and made a hot pocket type of pie. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/04/2013
We really enjoyed making this recipe! So much easier and cleaner than carving pumpkins. Only I used 1 pound of ground beef instead of 1.5 and it was still too much meat for the biscuit "cups." I kinda piled it on top. It sounds like the ramekin idea might be best. The cups were very hearty! I was surprised at how full I was. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2014
These are so yummy and easy to make! But they're a bit tedious and make quite a lot of mixture. I had at least 2 cups left over. Maybe use it for spaghetti another day or the next time I make this I'll use some sort of beans to weigh down the biscuit dough while they're baking/puffing up. Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
11/06/2017
I don't think that I rolled out the dough thin enough. I had to squash down the cups to get any filling in them. Very tasty though. Read More
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