BBQ Turkey in Corn Muffin Bowls

This kid friendly recipe of BBQ Turkey in Corn Muffin Bowls are as fun to make as they are to eat. They'll soon become a family favorite.

BBQ Turkey In Corn Muffin Bowls

The inspiration for this recipe came from the refrigerated dairy case at my local grocery store. While I was standing there looking at tubed crescent rolls (you know the ones), I spotted these tubed corn muffins which I had never seen before. From there I immediately thought of biscuit bowls and all the yummy things you could fill them with.

BBQ Turkey In Corn Muffin Bowls

These bowls are so super easy to make and they can be made with any tubed biscuits (or homemade biscuit dough for that matter). All they require are a couple of upside-down muffin tins and a little baking spray for easy release.

BBQ Turkey In Corrn Muffin Bowls

You can also get as creative (or simple) with the filling as you wish. If you're looking for a real time saver, what about some already prepared shredded bbq pork or chicken right from the grocery store? You can't get much easier than that!

For this particular recipe however, I chose to make some homemade BBQ turkey filling and included some frozen corn kernels to play up the flavor of the corn muffin bowls. Of course you can substitute ground beef for the ground turkey in this recipe if you prefer, but with the addition of the fennel seed that I've added, the flavor of this filling using ground turkey is super delicious!

Yield:  8 Corn Muffin Bowls        Prep and Bake Time:  30 minutes

1 tube corn muffins
2 mufffin tins
cooking spray
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound ground turkey
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1 rib celery, diced
½ red onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1½ teaspoon fennel seed
1 cup frozen corn
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon brown sugar
½ cup shredded cheese

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray the bottom of 2 muffin tins liberally with cooking spray. Flatten the tubed muffins with your hands to form a large disc, and gently press each dough disc over the bottom "cup" of the tin, Make sure to space them apart so they each muffin bowl will have plenty of room to rise and bake and not stick together. Bake in a preheated oven until golden brown (approximately 15-17 minutes). Immediately remove from the oven and place a baking sheet on top of the muffin bowls. The reason to do this is so as the muffins cool, they'll have a flat bottom so they'll sit nicely on the plate. Allow to cool and then pop the muffin bowls off the muffin tins and set aside until ready to fill.

-Meanwhile in a large skillet brown the turkey in olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Stir in the celery, red onion, garlic, fennel seed, corn, apple cider vinegar, ketchup and brown sugar. Cook stirring occasionally until the mixture is heated through and the turkey is no longer pink.

-Fill each muffin bowl with a heaping amount of the BBQ turkey filling and top each with a bit of the shredded cheese. Return the muffin bowls to the oven and heat until the cheese is melted. Serve immediately.

Better stand back...your family is going to devour these!!!

BBQ Turkey In Corn Muffin Bowls

BBQ Turkey In Corn Muffin Bowls

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