Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Barbeque Cups

I promised a recipe and a recipe you shall have.

I've even managed to include a couple pictures of my lovely cooking assistant, Sarah Smith.

Shall we begin?

Or . . . hmmmm . . . . shall we take a nap first?

I suppose I'd better go ahead. However, if you'd like to take a nap first, please feel free.

Our family has been enjoying this recipe for years and years; it's especially fun to serve to kids but grown ups love it, too.

Barbecue Cups

3/4 lb. hamburger (may also use ground turkey)
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
1 T. instant minced onion
2 T firmly packed brown sugar
10 oz. can refrigerated biscuits
3/4 C shredded cheese

1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Call daughter and dog downstairs to help.

3. Grease 10 muffin cups

4. Brown ground beef; drain.

5. Add barbecue sauce, onion and brown sugar.

6. Separate biscuit dough into 10 biscuits. Place each biscuit in muffin cup, pressing dough to cover bottom and sides. (Make the dough on the bottom pretty thin, even thinner than shown in the picture.)

7. Take pictures of lovely kitchen assistant carrying out your instructions.

(By the way, the picture only shows us making six of the cups instead of ten. It's a long story.)

8. Spoon meat mixture into each cup.

9. Top with cheese

10. Snap picture of cheese topped meat mixture that was spooned into cups made of biscuit dough placed into muffin tins. (Whew!)

10. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven.

11. Take another picture so that you can ooh. And ahh.

12. Loosen with spatula, remove from pan. Serve immediately.

13. Take one more picture.

Sit down and eat.


NOTE: If you want a tasty variation of this recipe, take the meat mixture and instead of putting it in the biscuit cups, make a quesadilla with it, placing the meat and cheese between tortilla shells and grilling in skillet. (Flipping once.)

Cut up and serve with salsa. It's really, really good!

Sometimes I double the meat portion and use half of it for the barbecue cups and I freeze the other half to use down the road.



Here are a few variations that came in after the recipe was posted.

1. I tried the crescent roll variation. It was great (though a bit awkward to line the muffin tin with the triangular piece of dough).I also tried a second variation in that I used homemade Italian meat sauce.

Now I am imagining all sorts of variations on this theme: eggs and ham; chicken with cream sauce; tuna and vegetables with cream sauce; baked beans and sausage; chili; fruit served with ice cream. YOWZA! ---GS in Canada

2. Regarding using crescent rolls: I read on a blog (I don't think this one but maybe) a recipe called chicken bundles. I wonder if you could use the crescent rolls, and the meat filling to make these. I think you would use the equivalent of two rolls (so you have a square of dough), plop some meat mixture in the middle, and bring the four corners up to the top and tie them together. That would make them somewhat like a piroshki. ---Elaine

3. I have a great idea for your bbq cups. Line the pan with paper liners that you use for cupcakes, then add the biscuit and all the other ingredients. I think that may work, and cut down on it sticking to the pan and the messy clean-up? --Haley

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Anonymous said...

My Wal-Mart just completely rearranged the entire store!!! Everything is in the wrong spot! It's so frustrating!

Your recipe sounds great!

Hunker, PA

Anonymous said...

Our Wal-Mart used to be a little old comfortable size. They added a grocery and I hate it. Too much walking with COPD. I'm afraid of those electric carts. I envision me mowing down the Wal-Mart shoppers.

I like your recipe. Bet it would be good, too, if you substitute taco seasoning for the barbeque sauce.

Jan from Toledo

Karo said...

Can't wait to try this, it looks so good (and easy).

Anonymous said...

Love the recipes. Keep them coming! :)

~Kim from TN

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Anonymous said...

We have a couple of fairly new, pretty spiffy WalMarts in the area, AND they are well-staffed, so I don't mind going any more. I can remember, about 10 years ago, when the ones that were nearby were dingy and a bit grubby, and the checkout lines were just frustratingly long. Lately though, friends have been emailing me the "People of Walmart" emails, with pictures that are absolutely awful. I find myself looking for a Brillo pad and some bleach in hopes of erasing the images that were seared into my retinas. Yes, they are that bad. No, I haven't seen anyone like that at my WalMart. Thank you, Lord, for little blessings in life....
And the recipe sounds yummy.. I have crescent rolls in the fridge. Do you think they would work in place of the biscuits?

Sue G said...

Cheese again? Sigh. Just about time something sounds good, you go and add cheese to it. And not just any cheese. YELLOW cheese.

Geez. Cheese again.

Yellow cheese again.

Dana said...

Wanted to let you know that we had the bbq cups last night. Although, my daughter has renamed them. She calls them hamburger muffins. Everyone loved them!!! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Ummm, this may be a dumb question, but 1/2 cup? BBQ Sauce?

Holly said...

Hi Becky - this is an awesome recipe! I have three teen boys. Between hockey practice, clarinet lessons, baseball and guitar lessons, I run them around like crazy and am always looking for easy, quick recipes they'll like. This one is perfect - thanks!

Holly (co-founder TheBlogFrog)