You know I LOVE old recipes that consider themselves exotic because they contain a tablespoon or two of soy sauce or taco sauce.
Not one to miss out on a trend, Bisquick created some questionably authentic "oriental" dishes for So Quick with New Bisquick (1967).
What's the main dish? Will the Bisquick chefs try for something that at least kind of makes sense, like dumplings with suspiciously biscuit-like wrappers? Will they write a wan stir-fry recipe and suggest serving it over crumbled biscuits instead of rice? Or will they go in some entirely weird direction? (Okay, you know I picked this, so I'll bet you can guess the right answer.)
Yes, the Bisquick chefs went for "Oriental Meat Pie"! It's a ground beef casserole/ salt lick full of cream of mushroom soup and olives with a dash of soy sauce for that authentic "oriental" flavor. Top with biscuit strips for the requisite Bisquick-y goodness. (If you're wondering, a half recipe of biscuit dough is 1 c. of Bisquick mixed with 1/4 c. of water.)
I suspect everyone who has this for dinner will need something to get the taste out of their mouths. Luckily, Bisquick has just the dessert:
Okay, I'm sure these have no claims to authenticity, but at least they sound edible! With a few Chinese Almond Cookies (and a gallon of water to counteract the salt from dinner), diners might be able to forget about Oriental Meat Pie in no time.