Monday, January 13, 2014

Sausage Cups

The biscuits can be traced back to a recipe created by the Roman chef Apicius, which "a paste of fine wheat flour was boiled and spread out on a surface

As people started to explore the globe, biscuits became the ideal travelling food since they stayed fresh for long time. The boom of biscuits, when biscuits were sealed in airtight containers to last for months at a time. Hard track biscuits were part of the staple diet of English and American sailors for many centuries. The countries which led this seafaring charge, such as those in Western Europe, are the ones where biscuits are most popular even today. Biscotti is said to have been a favorite of Christopher Columbus who discovered America!

The English, Scottish and Dutch immigrants originally brought the first cookies to the United States and they were called teacakes. They were often flavored with nothing more than the finest butter, sometimes with the addition of a few drops of rose water.
Research Source: Britannia

These bite size appetizers feature Italian sausage, onions, bell pepper and cheese snuggled in a biscuit.

Sausage Cups
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1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound ground Italian sausage
1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
salt and pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, plus extra
1 (16 oz.) can jumbo buttermilk biscuits

Preheat oven to 375. Spray 12 regular size muffin cups with cooking spray.

In a skillet over medium high heat, add meat, onions, bell peppers, salt, pepper and garlic powder, stir and crumble meat. Cook meat until no longer pink, drain.

Turn heat off, Stir in cheese until cheese melted.

Remove biscuits from can. Flatten each biscuit out, then line the bottom and sides of the muffin cups. Evenly distribute sausage mixture between cups. Sprinkle top with cheese. Enjoy!


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