Meet your new favorite snack, lunch, freezer meal, and party appetizer, the Big Mac Biscuit Bomb. Using lean ground beef, my biscuit dough, and my good friend processed American cheese product, these Big Mac Biscuit Bombs are 5sp for 2 (3sp for 1) and they are... the bomb.
These can be made into Big Mac biscuit bombs or hand pies; both are delicious, easy, and the same points. Big Macs are not complete without special sauce and my Zero Point Thousand Island makes the perfect dipping sauce for these.
It’s my birthday this week, so my mind is on party food and burgers. I’m actually not a bit party person, but I am a party food person. These Big Mac Biscuit Bombs would make amazing appetizers for a party, however, these are plenty filling to eat two for a meal. (Okay, I ate three Big Mac Biscuit bombs, but for science purposes. 3 of these are 8 points, by the way).
Fact: my ideal birthday party would be inviting just my wife and kids and eating all the party food in pajamas in the air conditioning. I’m an old man (31 this year!) and I know what I like.
I’ve come to find that biscuit dough is crazy versatile. I’ve been experimenting a lot lately as I work on my new eBook (which should be coming out next month), and I did not set out to create these; I brainstormed and planned my recipes using my biscuit dough and this wasn’t even on my radar.
My 96% lean ground beef was at its “Use By” date and that meat is far too delicious to let go to waste, but I had no idea what to do with it. Similar to the baked beef tacos, my wife has been encouraging me to make this exact recipe for months, so I figured I’d give them a shot.
They are amazing. My wife loved them and only said “I told you so” once. These Big Mac Biscuit Bombs hit all the flavors of a good cheeseburger, but they were wrapped up in their little packages which made them extra great in my opinion. They are freezable, portable, and super cute according to my five year old who happily ate two.
Assembling the Big Mac Biscuit Bombs
The dough in these Big Mac Biscuit Bombs is a full batch of my lightened up biscuits. You’ll prepare the dough exactly the same way, folding six times and everything. Once they are finished, cut the dough into 18 individual pieces and pop the dough in the fridge while you prepare the filling.
The filling can’t be any simpler: sauté a diced onion, brown the beef, chop up some pickles. When you’re ready to assemble, you take the dough out, roll it, and stuff it.
When rolling the dough, you are going lightly flour your cutting board and roll the dough to make it thinner than pie crust (about 3.5 - 4-inch circle). If you are making hand pies, you’ll add the cheese 2.5 tbsp of filling, and then fold it over and seal them the way you would empanadas.
Want an even easier way? Pinch the edges together like a little bundle and that’s it. The hand pies will make the Big Mac Biscuit Bombs a little more crisp while the balls will be a little softer and doughy--up to you, but they are both delicious.
Egg wash these suckers, sprinkle on some sesame seeds because we are fancy, and bake them into the perfectly Pinterest worthy snack.
Reheating from the freezer
You can freeze these after cooking and reheat in the air-fryer. I made these yesterday, so I have yet to try them in the oven. Once I do, I’ll update this post. You can reheat these at 360 for about 8 minutes for a nice, juicy and slightly crispy Big Mac Biscuit Bomb.
Big Mac Biscuit Bombs
- 1 lb 96% lean ground beef
- 1/2 cup finely dices onion
- 2 spears kosher dill pickles finely chopped
- 9 slices Velveeta Cheese
- kosher salt & pepper
- 1 egg for egg wash
- 2.25 cups self rising flour divided
- 1 cup non fat Greek Yogurt Fage brand
- 2 tbsp butter cubed and cold (or frozen)
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cashew milk
- Combine 2 cups flours, baking powder, greek yogurt, and cashew milk until shaggy.
- Sprinkle remaining flour onto a cutting board.
- Press the dough with your hands and form into a rectangle. Fold dough over and press down to a 1/2 inch high rectangle. Fold and repeat 5 more times.
- Cut dough into 18 pieces, cover, and place in the refrigerator until ready to stuff Big Mac Biscuit Bombs.
- Spray a frying pan with cooking spray and saute onions for about 5 minutes. Add ground beef and a big pinch of salt.
- Cook ground beef until fully browned, add the pickles, and remove mix from the heat.
- Using a lightly floured rolling pin (or winde bottle... no judgments), roll dough into a thin disc roughly 4 inches wide and thinner than store bought pie crust.
- Add half a slice of velveeta cheese and 2.5 tbsp of meat filling.
- Pinch the edges together into the shape of a ball or fold over and crimp edges with a fork like an empanada. Place on a sprayed baking sheet until all are ready for the oven.
- Mix egg and a splash of water in a bowl and give these biscuit bombs an egg wash. If you don't have a pastry brush, fold a paper towel like a fan and brush the egg onto the biscuit bombs.
- Give the bombs a little spritz of cooking spray and sprinkle on some sesame seeds.
- Bake these Big Mac Biscuit Bombs at 450 for about 12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with thousand island dressing.