I gotta tell you, when I first started cooking up the ground, I had to wonder – a pound of ground beef seemed a bit much for 8 biscuit sliders. Wrong – it was the perfect amount. These “bites” might seem small, but they are packed with flavor and super filling. Have you ever made a Taco Braid? These sliders are similar, only much easier to assemble.
Once again, when I cooked these up, I got the usual “can’t you make tacos like everyone else?” followed by “Man, this is good!” Those are the words I live for – well worth the trouble of making something different.
Oh, and one more thing – these freeze and rewarm well. Go ahead, assemble sliders. Let cool completely, then wrap each slider tightly in plastic wrap. Place flat in a zip-lock freezer bag, and store in the freezer. Then you can take them out individually as you need them. Just loosen the wrap a little, zap in the microwave and you’ve got a quick home-made taco burger for lunch. I zapped one for 2 minutes, in 1 minute intervals, and it was great.
Taco Joe Biscuit Sliders
1/2 cup shredded Lettuce
1 can Pillsbury Southern Homestyle refrigerated Biscuits
1 lb Ground Chuck
2 tablespoons Taco Seasoning
1/2 cup Chunky Tomato Salsa
1 cup Mexican Cheese Blend, shredded
1/2 cup Sour Cream
Note: To really elevate the heat of these sliders, increase the taco seasoning as desired and use a hot salsa. If your salsa lacks big chunks, dice up a tomato. It really makes a difference.
Heat oven according to directions on the can of biscuits.
While the oven heats, stack lettuce leaves, roll like a cigar and shred the leaves. Set aside until ready to use.
Bake biscuits as directed on can.
While the biscuits are baking, brown ground beef in a large skillet. Break the meat into smaller pieces as it browns.
Once the ground beef is cooked through, about 10 minutes, drain well.
Return ground beef to the skillet. Season with taco seasoning and salsa. Cook over medium heat until hot and bubbling.
Remove biscuits from the oven. Cut biscuits in half horizontally. Place beef mixture on bottom half of each biscuit. Top with cheese and shredded lettuce. Spread some sour cream on the top biscuit like mayonnaise on a sandwich. Place biscuit tops over the filling, and serve.
Original recipe inspired by Pillsbury Taco Joes
If you are looking for more heat, try serving the Taco Joes with some spicy Cajun Spice Tater Tots. Wow!