1. 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  2. 1 onion, chopped
  3. 1 tablespoon chili powder
  4. 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  7. 1 (15 ounce) can tomato
  8. 1 cup shredded carrot
  9. 1 (6 ounce) can chopped
    black olives, drained
  10. 1 (12 ounce) can refrigerated
    biscuit dough
  11. 10 slices American cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
(200 degrees C). Grease 10
muffin cups.
Place ground beef and onion
in a large skillet over medium
heat; cook and stir until the
meat is browned and crumbly,
about 10 minutes. Drain
excess grease. Stir in the chili
powder, cumin, salt, garlic
powder, tomato sauce, carrot,
and olives, and bring the mixture
to a simmer. Cover the
skillet, and cook until thickened
and the carrot is tender,
about 20 minutes. Stir occasionally.
Working on a floured surface,
separate each biscuit, and roll
out into 4-inch circles. Press
the circles of biscuit dough
into prepared muffin cups;
bake in the preheated oven
until the cups are lightly
browned, about 10 minutes.
Remove the biscuit cups from
the pan, and place onto a baking
Cut the 10 slices of American
cheese into 3-inch circles, and
cut jack-o’-lantern faces into
the circles with a sharp paring
knife. Chop remnants of
cheese, and mix into the meat
mixture. Fill the biscuit cups
with meat mixture, and place
a cheese face on top of each.
Return to the oven, and bake
just until cheese begins to
soften, 3 to 5 minutes.