|Bubble Up Cheeseburger Casserole by Shannon|
Bubble Up Cheeseburger Casserole
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp flour
1/4 tsp plus 1/8 tsp dry mustard
2 c milk
4 oz + more cheese (I used 4 oz Velveeta + 1/4 c of low fat shredded cheddar cheese-Taste the sauce and use the type of cheese and amount that makes it taste good to your family, but starting with 4 oz cheese is a good starting point.)
1 # ground beef
1 container refrigerated biscuits
Some cooked bacon if your kids like bacon cheeseburgers
Cook ground beef till done. Then, drain and rinse.
Heat butter in a saucepan. When melted, add flour and mustard and stir till smooth and bubbly.
Whisk in milk and heat to boiling stirring regularly. Boil 1 minute stirring constantly.
Spray a casserole dish with nonstick spray while sauce is working. Cut refrigerator biscuits into fourths and place in the bottom of your casserole dish.
Remove white sauce from heat and stir in cheese, stirring till melted and smooth. Add more than 4 oz cheese according to your tastes.
Add ground beef to cheese sauce and mix.
Pour meat and sauce evenly over the biscuits and then gently stir to make sure biscuits are well coated. Sprinkle with or mix in cooked bacon if using.
|Ready to go into the oven|
Preheat oven to 350. Cook for 20-30 minutes till biscuits are brown and cooked all the way through. About 10 minutes before it is done, sprinkle a handful or two of shredded cheese on top. (My casserole took 30 minutes to cook, but every one's ovens cook differently so adjust as needed. I also covered it up the last 5 minutes of cooking with foil because I didn't want the biscuits to burn.)
The twins both liked it and said the flavor was great. One thought it needed more meat, and one thought it needed less biscuits. Both said they would eat it again. My oldest ate it warmed in the microwave the next day and like it as well. He said "tastes like a cheeseburger." That's exactly what I was going for. He didn't think anything needed to change.
(We collectively agreed that I should not use as many biscuits or maybe cut them smaller. I used regular Grands Home Style biscuits. I think I'll try either making my own or will use Jr. Grands next time. I also think I should use a 9 X 13 casserole dish. Mine was a little smaller than that so my biscuits were closer together than if I had used the 9 X 13 pan. I made my casserole half cheeseburger/half bacon cheeseburger. I will be adding a little more bacon next time as was requested.)
All in all, this was a real hit! Easy on the pocketbook, tasty, and easy to make. I'm giving it 3 1/2 spoons awaiting the final draft. then I think it will go up to four.