This is a pretty straight forward recipe and very easy. To accommodate individuals with various learning skills and abilities on the autism spectrum, I will be also adding pictures, videos and tips as well.
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3/4-pound lean ground beef
Most grocery stores will not carry 3/4 of a pound, so advise your autistic student (son/daughter) that purchasing 1 1b. is OK as well. So that they don’t feel overwhelmed about not getting the right ingredient. The picture is from Amazon Fresh Grocery Store.
1/2 cup barbeque sauce
We prefer Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce, but you can use whichever barbecue sauce you choose for this recipe. It will not change it in any way and will taste just as good.
You will also need a measuring cup measuring 1/2, here is an example:
I really like these measuring cups because you can clearly see the size of each of the cups. Of course, over time these markings will wear down and fade away, but this is great for visuals, so even if you may or may not have any measuring cups in your home, you can always use a measuring cup that has the lines clearly marked as well in this sample below.
1 tablespoon dried minced onion
You will need 1 tablespoon of the dried minced onion using either a regular tablespoon that you eat your cold cereal with or proper measuring tablespoon, pictured below. It does not have to be exactly this brand of tablespoons either, just use what you have available in your kitchen.
1 (12 ounce) package refrigerated biscuit dough (Grands)
Again, you don’t have to use this exact brand of biscuits, you can use an off brand if you would like, but since this recipe calls for this particular brand, I am following the ingredients exactly.
1/3 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
Remember to measure the shredded cheese or you can also purchase a cheese block and shred it yourself. It is all up to your preference and how much time you have in making this recipe as well.
Depending on where your son or daughter is on the spectrum and how much experience they have cooking on the stove or oven, they will definitely need your help with the next few steps.
Preheat oven to 350° F (175° C). Grease the cups of a muffin pan.
In a large heavy skillet over medium heat, cook beef until evenly brown. Drain excess fat. Stir in barbeque sauce and dried onion. Simmer for a few minutes over low heat. Flatten each biscuit and press into cups of the prepared muffin pan.
Make sure the dough comes to the top of the pan. Spoon a portion of the meat mixture into each dough cup.
Bake in preheated oven for 12 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese and bake for 3 more minutes.
There you have it; this recipe is easy and fun to make as well. Your ASD son/daughter will be using visual, sensory and listening skills for this recipe.
Enjoy and create some memories.
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