I pretty much concocted this idea in my head a couple of days ago and I don’t think I’m going to be able to get it out of my mind until I actually try it.
So you know how Pillsbury has their version of the Sloppy Joe? Wherein you take the Sloppy Joe mix, fold it in a biscuit, and then bake it for however long?
Yeah, it’s like that, only I don’t intend to use Sloppy Joe mix.
The theme is, ‘German Steak’. This is basically what I want to do:
Ground beef, sauté in some diced onion and some minced garlic.
Throw in some beef broth and let it simmer for a while.
Next, throw in some diced carrot and some diced dill pickle (I know, weird, right?)
Let it simmer for a few more minutes. Then add some bread crumbs to tighten it up, and bring it all together.
Take mixture, fold it into a biscuit and bake.
On the side, I’ll have two dip’n sauces: Spicy brown mustard and Beefy mushroom.
I’ve made something similar many times. I recommend diced green onions in the meat mix, and I never used carrots or pickles, though, so mine was more probably more savory and less tart/sweet than yours is likely to be. I also make a variation with cheddar cheese in the mix. Great snack food. I found the unbaked rolls freeze surprisingly well, too.
The main thing I’d suggest is to be careful when you put your mix on the dough. The mix will be greasy, and you don’t want the grease around the edges of the dough, or it will be hard to get it to seal around it when you fold it. Also, a given bit of dough never seems to hold as much of the mix as you think it should.
The Russians (and other East Europeans) make something like this called a pirozhok. The fillings vary a lot (my favorite is ground beef and pork, minced onions, and chopped spinach), and they can be either baked or deep-fried. Yum-O!