I was introduced to Pampered Chef over twenty years ago, and fell in love with two of their recipes. I’ve modified one of them over the years, since it calls for cooked bacon strips that you crumble. It’s so much easier to simply use Baco’s, ha ha!
-Instead of cutting up a tomato, I use one can of the Red Gold Petite Diced Tomatoes, drained.
-I don’t like onion, so I use onion powder.
-Making the little cups out of biscuit dough in the mini-cupcake pan was a bit time-consuming, so I started spreading the filling on top of the biscuit dough in a 13×9 pan.
-My son (who also loves these!) went on the Keto Diet last year, so to accommodate his ‘no carb’ restrictions, I simply spread the mixture into a round baking pan and we spoon it onto crackers, Hawaiian Rolls, or whatever.
When I first saw this recipe, I didn’t think I’d like it, since I’m not a fan of tomatoes. Well let me tell you…..one bite and I was hooked! I guess it goes to show….melt enough cheese on anything and I’ll eat it!
Here’s the recipe:
8 slices of CRISP bacon (I use maybe 1/3 of a container of Bacos….my family loves bacon!)
1 medium tomato, seeded (I use 1 can of Petite Diced Tomatoes, drained)
1/2 small onion (I use a few shakes of onion powder)
3 oz Swiss or Mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/2 cup mayonnaise (I use Miracle Whip)
1 tsp basil
1 can (10 oz) Hungry Jack or whatever flaky biscuits
Preheat oven to 375
Spray mini-cupcake pan or 13×9 with cooking spray
Coarsely chop bacon, tomato and onion (or skip if using others)
Mix all ingredients except biscuits.
Separate biscuits into 2-3 thinner ones (sometimes they won’t separate into 3s)
Lay each biscuit over mini-cupcake pan (or side by side in 13×9 pan)
Using Mini-Tart Shaper (Pampered Chef tool or the handle of a knife works well too) dipped in flour, press each biscuit into cup. (Skip this step if using 13×9 pan)
Fill cups with bacon mixture (or spread over the top of the biscuits, or spread mixture out in round pan)
Bake 10-12 minutes.
I prefer to eat these hot; others like them cold. Regardless, enjoy!
Anyone taking part in NaNoWriMo? How did you do? As I post this, I am nearing the 10K mark. Not bad when I’ve had a hectic month. I knew, going in this year, that I wouldn’t get near that 50K mark, but would be happy with whatever words fell from my fingers. My WIP has taken a strange turn, but that’s the thrilling part, when you’re not entirely sure where the characters are taking you. I might even continue to work on it next month, whenever I can grab a spare moment.
Normally I don’t work during the month of December, since I spend the afternoons baking cookies, and we have two birthdays plus Christmas and New Year’s to plan for. I joke that the month of December is one continuous party at my house!
Have a wonderful weekend! I have my final craft fair this Saturday, and I’m hoping for the same results as the last one.