Wrap your stetson around these apples, cowboys!
Alvin Grover was my cousin, I suppose he still is, although he’s been gone a long time. I don’t remember him ever fixing this dish, but it’s a favorite of ours, and I’d forgotten where it came from, until I received a copy of this family cookbook from Sharon Fleming of California. The recipe comes from Genevieve Grover (former post mistress from Springfield, CO) where she still resides. So, I’m not real sure if Alvin ever prepared it, or if it was just one of his favorite meals… If I were a betting woman, I’d be banking he never prepared it himself.
But, here is Alvin’s Sombrero Surprises
3/4 lb ground beef
1 tsp seasoned salt
dash of seasoned pepper
1 (10) package refrigerator biscuits (brand don’t matter, but we like Pillsbury ohhhooohooho)
5 very thin onion slices
1/2 cup torn or shredded lettuce
5 slices American Cheese
Combine ground beef, seasoned salt and pepper. Shape into 5 patties about 3 inches around. In cast iron skillet, brown patties on both sides, drain off fat. On lightly floured board, roll out each biscuit to a five inch circle. Spread half the circles with catsup and mustard, place beef patty on each of these. Add an onion slice cover with lettuce. Cover with the other half of the circles of dough. Moisten edges with a bit of water and press together with a fork to seal. Prick top of each sandwich with a fork three times. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet, about 10 – 12 minutes until golden. Place a cheese slice on top of each and melt in oven about 3 minutes.
Refrigerator biscuits are wrapped around burgers and salad then baked and topped with cheese. Extra cheese is required for delicious results!
Whether or not Alvin made these for himself, I’m betting he enjoyed them frequently. I know my kids love ‘em. My grandkids have decided I’m the PERFECT Gramma because I remembered how to cook… Lucky me! I often make these in patterns the kids love – flowers, cars, boats, etc. and change up the fillings. I’ve been known to add pickles, and other healthy veggies to the Sombrero – which gives them even greater Surprise.
If Alvin’s watching, I know he’s proud of me for thinking about that little option!