I had a can of Pillsbury biscuits sitting in the fridge for two weeks. My initial plan for them did not turn out and I knew I needed to empty the fridge out as much as possible before Thanksgiving to make room for everything else.
A quick review of my pinned recipes turned up with nothing of the biscuit variety so I figured I might as well head on over to the actual source of the biscuits, the Pillsbury website. I found this recipe for a beef stew in a biscuit cup, but it used canned soup. I had all of the fresh ingredients to make beef stew so I decided to wing and see where things ended up.
- 1 lb. beef cubes or stew meat
- 3 tbsp. unsalted butter
- 2 potatoes, finely diced
- 1 carrot, peeled and diced
- 1 celery stalk, peeled and diced
- 1 small onion, finely diced
- 12 oz. beer (your choice)
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tbsp. fresh thyme, chopped
- 1 tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. pepper
- 10 Pillsbury biscuits
1. Heat a large dutch oven over medium high heat and brown the beef cubes for 3-5 minutes or until browned on all sides. Transfer to a plate.
2. Lower the heat to medium, then melt the butter. Add the potatoes, carrots, celery and onion and cook for 5-7 minutes or until softened. Return the meat to the pan, along with the beer and beef broth.
3. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and add the bay leaf, thyme and half the salt. Allow to simmer for about an hour or until the liquid has reduced into a gravy.
4. Preheat the oven to 350. Flip over a cupcake pan and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Mold the biscuit dough over every other inverted cupcake pan so it will form a cup-shaped biscuit. Bake for 14-17 minutes or until golden brown.
5. Take the beef stew off the heat and stir in the pepper and remaining salt. Divide the mixture among the biscuit cups and serve.
Not only are these adorable and fun to eat, but the flavors are spot on as well. The ingredients meld together to form a rich gravy hearty with vegetables and beef. It's warm, comforting and something you could throw together pretty quickly on a cold, blustery weekend where you are craving comfort foods.