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Beef on Garlic Cheddar Biscuits

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Easy Beef on Garlic Cheddar Biscuits

Post originally posted September 24, 2009. Updated September 11, 2018

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When I first invented this easy ground beef recipe back in 2009, my kids were 3 years old and they loved to help me cook dinner. They did not love to eat dinner, but they were cool with hanging out with mom while she slaved away over the stove. They were so adorable and we were so very broke. It was then that I honed my skill at making dinner out of whatever was at hand, a skill I didn’t even know was a thing until much later in life.

I love going back to these older posts. I get to see my life then through much older and wiser eyes. My babies were babies! Just look at them! 












They are 11 now. Almost 12. It goes so so so fast…. {sigh}

Anyway, back to this easy ground beef recipe I made up when we were poor and destitute in 2009. Here’s what I like about it: 1 – it’s cheap. 2 – it’s easy 3 – it’s delicious. What does it not do? Make you thinner, but we can’t have everything. Your kids are gonna love it. My kids love it even all of these years later!

Beef on Garlic Cheddar Biscuits

Do you have to make biscuits? No, you don’t have to, but – y’all – biscuits are easy and you can make twice as many as you can buy for the same dang price. So take 7 minutes out of your life and make some biscuits to go on top of this beef casserole.

Beef on Garlic Cheddar Biscuits

Okay, lets talk about biscuits for a hot minute. Let me tell you the secret to making big, flaky, cat-head biscuits….folding. That’s right, FOLDING.

What do I mean by folding? Well, here’s what you are gonna do. You are gonna make your biscuit dough. You are gonna pat it out to a rough square then you are gonna fold it like a beach towel. Then you are gonna pat it out again (straight from the beach towel shape. Just press it back out) and fold it all up like a towel again. Then you are gonna press it back out and then you are gonna cut out your biscuits and place them so that they “kiss”. This helps them get as big and fluffy as they can.

There. Now you know the secret to good Southern biscuits. You can now impress all of your Californian friends.

Beef on Easy Garlic Cheddar Biscuits

The rest of this recipe is a cinch. Brown your beef add in everything else. Boom – dinner.

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Beef on Garlic Cheddar Biscuits

Beef and Biscuits

A budget and family friendly recipe perfect for cold, winter nights
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: dinner
Cuisine: american
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 549kcal
Author: jodiemo


for filling:

  • 1.5 lb ground chuck
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 4 chopped carrots
  • 1 large chopped bell pepper
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 T dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 t. garlic powder
  • 16 oz canned tomato sauce
  • 1 cup frozen peas

for biscuits

  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1/4 cup cold butter or lard
  • about a cup of buttermilk could be more or less
  • 1/2 cup cheddar
  • 1 t. garlic powder


  • Preheat oven to 400. In a skillet, add beef, carrots, onion, bell pepper to pan and cook until beef is brown and veggies are soft. Drain.
  • Meanwhile, In a large bowl,use a box grater to grate the butter into the flour. Mix with your hands until well incorporated. Stir in cheese and garlic powder. Then add buttermilk until a dough comes together. Turn out on to a floured surface and lightly knead, then pat out and cut into biscuits with a biscuit cutter.
  • In another bowl, combine remaining filling ingredients then pour into a casserole dish. Starting in the middle, place biscuits on top making sure they touch each other until you have covered most of the top of the casserole.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until tops of biscuits are lightly browned. Serve with a salad and enjoy!


Calories: 549kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 562mg | Potassium: 891mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 8270IU | Vitamin C: 53.6mg | Calcium: 143mg | Iron: 4.4mg
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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. That looks really tasty. Not enough people go shopping for inspiration in their own fridges first.

    Also, I think it is great that your kids help out. Even if they are getting under your feet now, you will love the memories later. Plus, any mother that teaches her son to cook has done a future wife a big favour!

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Jodie is a wife, mom, writer and lover of chickens and gardens. She runs her family's winery by day and cooks and writes by night.

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