Last week I saw a commercial for these Pillsbury Sloppy Joe sandwiches and thought I can do something similar making it vegetarian!
Mexican Bites: Makes 10
1 package of Pillsbury country biscuits
1 small package of veggie ground round (1lb)
1 small can of black beans, drained and rinsed
.5c frozen corn
.5 medium white onion diced small
.5c shredded cheese
2 Tsp Club House Tex Mex seasoning
2 Tsp EVOO
Preheat oven according to biscuit directions.
Line a cooking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
Place biscuits on cookie sheet.
In a large frying pan over med-high heat, heat the EVOO.
Add the diced onions and saute for approx. 3 min.
Add the ground round and continue to saute for another 3 min.
Add the black beans. Gently mix.
Add the corn.
Add the Tex Mex seasoning and 1/3c water.
Gently stir mixing ingredients thoroughly. Allow for water to cook down until just a little saucy. Remove from heat and transfer to a bowl.
Now that the biscuits have been sitting at room temperature for a few minutes, gently flattening them using the palm of your hand.
Scoop 1 heaping Tbsp of mix onto one half of the flattened biscuit.
Top each one with a pinch of shredded cheese.
Gently lift and pull dough over the filling. The dough is stretchy.
Pick up and pinch sealed so that they look like a perogie.
Pop this into the oven, and cook for the recommended cooking time on the package. Viola!
These are so tasty!! It took me about 15min of prep time, and they make a great dinner with a salad, or there is more than enough to make a few batches with this filling for appetizers! It would be great served with salsa, sour cream and guacamole as well!
We had ours for dinner with a salad. YUM!
With only needing 1 Tbsp for each biscuit, there is a lot of filling leftover. You can use this to make more bites or, what we did, make quesadilla's and wraps the next day. You could also use this filling to make a taco salad, or mix with brown rice or quinoa in stuffed peppers!