Posted: 9/11/2012 12:40:35 PM
This too was an early marriage favorite. And I used baked beans like so many others. Fun to remember those first meals...I like the idea of putting the meat inside the biscuits and rolling and slicing it.
Posted: 9/10/2011 2:03:39 PM
I don't think this recipe is exactly the same as originally printed in the 1963 Pillsbury Bake-Off book. I still have mine but can't locate it right now. I don't recall chick peas used in the recipe
but then I wouldn't have know what a chick pea was until a few years later. I used pork'n'beans.
Also the biscuit were more of a pinwheel in which a meat mixture was spread before the dough
was rolled and sliced. The Hungry Boys' Casserole was my first successful recipe that I had made.
Posted: 7/23/2011 2:06:10 PM
My mother, too, made this for years and years. She started making it the year the recipe appeared in a magazine (BH&G?). Her version varied in one detail from the recipe given here: she shaped the biscuit dough into a "jelly roll" filled with the reserved ground beef and the olives, and then sliced that into pinwheels, with beef and olives in every bite.
Posted: 1/30/2011 8:32:27 AM
I am sixty years old and I remember my mom making this recipe. Now that mom is gone, my brother asked me if I had the recipe and I said no but I have the ability of obtaining (inter-net is wonderful). I will make this for him and continue the change. Thank you for sharing.
Barb "W" said:
Posted: 6/11/2008 3:40:38 PM
This was my 1st favorite casserole that I made after I was married, in 1971. It came from an old newspaper insert (I believe) of all the Bake-Off recipes that my mom had saved. I lost the recipe and was thrilled to find it on Pillsbury website. The recipe I remember had lima beans instead of garbanzo beans (which I left out)and it also had pork & beans. A little of the meat mixture was spread over the dough, rolled and cut into pinwheels and laid on top of the meat mixture. The flavors are great and it tastes as good now as it did 37 years ago!
Susan L said:
Posted: 4/16/2007 2:26:56 PM
My mother made this when we were kids, and we all really loved it. I am thrilled to see it here. Looking at the recipe, I realize that she did not use garbanzos, and I am pretty sure she used refrigerator biscuits instead of making her own. Also she did not use the almonds. Even with those shortcuts, it was a real favorite. Wonderful memories of family meals with this dish.
One of THE hungry boys said:
Posted: 1/29/2007 10:09:03 AM
I will admit I am biased - my mother won with this recipe, and we were all so proud. My two sisters always wondered why they were left out, though! They both lobbied to keep the original name, "Spanish Castle Casserole", but Pillsbury owns it, so they get to name it.I always prefer to make the biscuits the original way: they''re flakier. Follow the recipe as posted here, but change steps 3 & 4 as follows:3. On floured surface, gently knead dough 12 times. Roll the dough out into a 12x9 rectangle. 4. Reserve 1/2 cup of beef mixture. Pour remaining hot beef mixture into ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. Stir olives and almonds into reserved 1/2 cup beef mixture; spread over dough. Roll up, starting with 12-inch side; seal edge. Cut into 1-inch pieces. Place on meat mixture.
Posted: 5/10/2006 8:58:29 AM
I made this dish forty years ago, my family loved it then, and here I found it again, and will make it for my son who hasn''t had it in years. I am sure he will love it again!!!