Little Smokies in Biscuits Recipe October 23, 2009Posted by thetrainerscorner in Uncategorized.
Tags: Boy Scouts, Campouts, Cub Scouts, Dutch Oven Recipes, Dutch Ovens, Outdoors, Outings, Scout Leaders, Training, Webelos
If you are looking for an easy-to-make and great tasting Dutch oven dinner for your Scouts, consider Little Smokies in a biscuit! You and your boys will love them!
Here are the ingredients:
- 1 tube of refrigerator biscuits (makes 10). Use the smaller biscuits, not the “Grand” biscuits.
- 10 “Lit’l Smokies” cocktail links per biscuit tube (one link for each biscuit)
- 10 slices of cheddar cheese per biscuit tube (the slices can be cut before the campout. They need to be about the same size as the Little Smokie link. I used mild cheddar, but you can use whatever grade of cheddar you like).
- Dipping sauce (I like BBQ sauce, but my boys like ketchup)
These are so easy to make! Just separate the biscuit dough and slightly flatten each biscuit out. Take a Little Smokie link and a slice of cheddar, put them in the middle of your biscuit, and fold up the sides of your biscuit and pinch it completely closed. (You shouldn’t see the link or cheese when you are done). Put them in your Dutch oven so that the “seam” is facing up (that way if they open up the cheese won’t run out).
Since the link is pre-cooked, all you really need to do is bake the biscuit (using the directions on the can). If your biscuits bake at 350° F, then use around 23 – 24 coals to bake the biscuits. Since biscuits can easily burn, I would use only 9 coals on the bottom, and the rest on top. And make sure you remember to rotate the Dutch oven and the lid every 15 minutes to control any hot spots.
A pair of tongs would be useful to get them out, but you can use a spatula and a spoon as well (a spatula will come in handy either way, in case the biscuit sticks to the bottom of the Dutch oven). You should be able to cook the entire tube of refrigerator biscuits in one 12″ Dutch oven – just make sure that you don’t crowd them too much.
Since these are small (and taste great), it would be a good idea to double this recipe and have two Dutch ovens going at a time. And if your crowd is large or your boys are extra hungry, you can quadruple the recipe and cook a second set of them while the boys are eating the first set (you would probably need fresh coals for this second baking). Since a 16 oz. package of links contains about 45 links, you can easily quadruple this recipe if needed.
A note about the Little Smokies – a package of these are pretty expensive. I usually see them over $5.00 per 16 oz. package. But they do go on sale, so keep an eye out for that. The last package I bought was around $3.50 on sale, and considering you get around 45 links, that was a pretty good buy in my opinion.
If you are looking for an easy and great tasting meal for your campout, try Little Smokies in a biscuit. Boys love food they can dip, so they should really enjoy them. But be warned! You might need to make a good amount of them. They taste so good the boys (and any adults nearby) will probably devour them quickly!
– Scouter Jeff <><