Friday, July 6, 2012

Mini Shepherd's Pies

I made these for lunch today and they were great! The kids loved that they looked like cupcakes and I loved the taste!

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup chili sauce or ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/4 cups mashed potato flakes
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 tube (12 ounces) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
  • 1/2 cup crushed potato chips
  • Paprika, optional

In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat
is no longer pink. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute or until tender;
drain. Stir in the chili sauce, vinegar and salt; set aside.

In a small saucepan, bring water and butter to a boil. Pour into a
small bowl. Whisk in potato flakes until blended. Beat in cream
cheese until smooth. ***I made homemade mashed potatoes, so this at this step, I just whipped in cream cheese, butter, milk, and salt with my mashed potatoes.

Press 1 biscuit dough onto the bottom and up the sides of each of 10
greased muffin cups. Fill with beef mixture. Spread potato mixture
over beef. Sprinkle with potato chips; press down lightly.