You read the title right: Turkey + Muffin. Or in this case Down home country biscuit. When Eric and Charisse were still dating, she put this together after hearing about it somewhere, somehow from some thing and it’s become one of those amazing treats that gets pulled out from time to time. How amazing? Eric’s first job out of College was working for a small family run company in Palo Alto. The family would always prepare a meal in the back kitchen for lunch, homemade potstickers being a mainstay and they were quite tasty and it was always a good day when they had extra because the rest of the office got to dig in. The day after Charisse came up with these muffins, Eric brought them in and raved about how amazing they were and how he couldn’t wait for lunch. By the time lunch came around (at 11 instead of 12:30 that particular day) everyone was curious about the strange muffin thing he’d brought but nobody was convinced on looks alone so he cut one up and shared bites around. By the time he was done with lunch Eric had traded 1 muffin for 5 wontons and a beer and Charisse had officially beaten Eric for the position of best cook in the couple. Eric didn’t complain much.
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What you will need
1 recipe biscuits (from our last post)
1 lb ground turkey
1/2 onion minced
2 cloves garlic minced
taco seasoning to taste
shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 375*
Grease a muffin tin and set aside
In a large skillet brown up the onions and garlic and add the ground turkey and cook until done. Stir in the taco seasoning to taste, salt, pepper, and add hot sauce if you like some spice! Set aside
Cut biscuit dough with typical biscuit cutter (or glass) and using a rolling pin, roll out and flatten to about 1/2 inch. Line each muffin with a biscuit creating a cup. Next, fill each biscuit cup with a large spoonful of turkey filling. Top with cheddar cheese and bake for about 15 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown and cheese is bubbly.
Have fun with these, we have done the taco versions up with sour cream, and scallions, or, create an Italian version with diced tomatoes, and spinach and mozzarella cheese (omit taco seasoning). Really anything you like!