Friday, April 5, 2013

Mexican Bubble Pizza



When the cats away the mice will play.  At least that is how it is in our house.  When the hubby’s away I see it as my chance to feed the children stuff we normally we don’t eat and recipes that I know he doesn’t like.  It is a win-win situation for both of us.  He doesn’t have to pretend to like the what I make and the kids get to try something new.  Do you see my logic? 


Today’s recipe is one that has always perplexed me.  I can’t figure out why the hubby doesn’t like it.  It is so super delicious and all the ingredients go really well together! I found the recipe for Mexican Bubble Pizza in an old cookbook.  “Pillsbury Best Family Meals from the Bake-Off” (volume 264 February 2003).  It is a handy cookbook that I picked up in the check out lane quite a long time ago.  The recipes were featured in the annual bake off contest Pillsbury holds every year.  A lot of the recipes are quick and easy for a weeknight meal.  Pillsbury products, such as biscuits, crescents, and pie crust take center stage in most of the recipes.  You can easily find these cookbooks in garage sales, yards sales and cheap stacks.  These cookbooks are jewels!


This delicious recipe says it serves 8 people, but I have a teenage son and he helped himself to three of the servings, so you might need to double he recipe. The biscuits lend a sweetness to the pizza and everyone fights over the crust. My kids like lettuce and tomato, but you could add chopped avocados, cilantro or black olives too.  Please try this recipe tonight.  I guarantee, it will become hopefully everyone in your family’s favorite.


Mexican Bubble Pizza


1 1/2 pounds ground beef or turkey

1 (2.25 ounce) package of taco seasoning

3/4 cup water

1 (10 3/4 ounce) can of tomato soup

1 can refrigerated buttermilk biscuits

8 ounces (2 cups) shredded cheese

2 cups lettuce, shredded

2 medium tomatoes, chopped

1 (8 ounce) container sour cream


1.  Heat oven to 375 degrees

2.  Brown ground beef or turkey in a skillet, until cooked through.


3.  Add taco seasoning, water and soup. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes.  Remove from heat.


4.  Separate the dough into 8 biscuits.  Cut each biscuit into 8 pieces.


5.  Add pieces to ground meat mixture; stirring gently.


6.  Spoon mixture into a 13x9-inch pan.


7. Bake for 18 to 23 minutes or until sauce is bubbly and the biscuits are golden brown.


8.  Remove from oven and sprinkle with cheese.  Return the pizza to the oven and bake an additional 8 to 10 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly.


9.  To serve, top with lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream.  You can add whatever pizza toppings you would like.  Pickled jalapenos or black olives would work here too. 


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