Skillet Bacon Cheeseburger Dip Sliders

SERVINGS PREP TIME TOTAL TIME
16 30 min 60 min

INGREDIENTS:

1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1 cup diced onions
1 tablespoon Montreal steak seasoning
1/2 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons yellow mustard
1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Homestyle refrigerated Buttermilk biscuits
8 slices (3/4 oz each) American cheese, quartered
4 strips cooked bacon, quartered
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 teaspoon sesame seed
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (2 oz)
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
2 tablespoons chopped hamburger pickle chips

COOKING DIRECTION:

1. Heat oven to 350°F. In 12-inch ovenproof skillet, cook beef, onions and steak seasoning over medium-high heat 7 to 9 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown; drain. Pour into medium bowl; stir in ketchup and mustard. Carefully wipe out skillet. Spray with cooking spray.

2. Separate dough into 8 biscuits. Cut each biscuit in half to form 2 strips. Press each strip into 4×2-inch rectangle. Place 2 quartered pieces of American cheese and 1 quartered strip of bacon on one half of each rectangle. Fold dough over cheese and bacon (do not seal), and place around edge of skillet.

3. Brush biscuits with melted butter; sprinkle with sesame seed. Pour burger mixture into center of skillet.

4. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until biscuits are cooked through and deep golden brown on top. Top beef mixture with shredded Cheddar cheese. Bake 1 to 3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Top beef mixture with tomatoes and pickles.

This cheese recipe is ideal for any gathering such as game day get-together or out-of-the-blue parties with friends, colleagues, or acquaintances. The combination of skillet dips and sliders will surely be a hit on the table. You can also try other cheese appetizer recipes to entice your palate.

Homemade Baked Tater Tots

SERVINGS PREP TIME TOTAL TIME
32 10 min 45 min

INGREDIENTS:

1 1/2 pounds russet potatoes
1/3 cup Wisconsin pepper jack cheese, shredded
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Cooking spray
1 cup Wisconsin sharp cheddar cold pack cheese (or your favorite flavor)
2 ounces cream cheese

COOKING DIRECTIONS:

1. Heat oven to 450°F. Prick potatoes all over with fork. Wrap in a damp paper towel and place on microwave-safe plate. Microwave 2 minutes, turn over and microwave 2 minutes more, or until potatoes are just beginning to soften. Allow to cool slightly.

2. Carefully peel potatoes, then shred into a medium bowl. Add pepper jack, flour, garlic powder, seasoning salt and pepper; mix well. Line baking sheet with foil and spray well with olive oil or cooking spray, or line with parchment. Use a tablespoon scoop to form tots and place on prepared pan.

3. Bake tater tots 20-25 minutes or until browned and crisp, turning frequently during baking.

4. Meanwhile in microwave-safe dish, heat cold pack and cream cheese in 30-second intervals, stirring after each, until warm and smooth. Serve with tater tots for dipping.