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Ground Beef Snack Quiches

My husband, Cory, farms, so supper can sometimes be quite late. A hearty appetizer like these meaty mini quiches is a perfect way to start the meal. They taste super made with ground beef, but I sometimes substitute bacon, ham, ground pork or sausage. —Stacy Atkinson, Rugby, North Dakota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    1-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/4 pound ground beef
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup biscuit/baking mix
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons boiling water
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°. In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook the beef, garlic powder and pepper until meat is no longer pink; crumble beef; drain and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine biscuit mix and cornmeal; cut in butter until crumbly. Add enough water to form a soft dough.
  • Press onto the bottom and up the sides of greased miniature muffin cups. Place a teaspoon of the beef mixture into each shell.
  • In a small bowl, combine the egg, cream, onion, red pepper, salt and cayenne; pour over beef mixture. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
Nutrition Facts
1 snack quiche: 93 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 137mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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