Wow, is this good! A really simple and easy recipe that tastes a lot like miniature bbq pizzas! Everyone who tries these tasty little treats raves about the combination of flavors and tastiness of this delicious appetizer. This is one tasty recipe. Your family will love it. Great to take along to soccer games, potlucks, tail gate parties, or for superbowl parties. Guys really love this hearty appetizer.
I got this recipe from Bonnie Rodriguez when she served it at a potluck one time. She was always trying neat recipes and this one was exceptional. She got this recipe from Pillsbury although when she gave it to me she omitted the onion. I like the idea of having onion in it, so next time I make it I will add that to the recipe.
Here is a plate of them.
This is a close up.
Here’s the inside of one. Awesome!
Here’s what I did.
Start with a can of Pillsbury biscuits. The recipe actually calls for Grands! but I prefer using the smaller ones as the Grands seem to overwhelm the taste with a little too much dough.
Remove the biscuits from the can and dab them in a little flour that has been spread liberally on your bread board.
Roll out the dough with a few pushes, turn over, roll some more – I repeat this process about five times until I have about a 5 inch round (it takes all of about 10-15 seconds, really!)
This is the most important step in the whole process. Spray your pans with Baker’s Joy cooking spray – not any other kind! You can grease and flour them if you prefer, but you need the flour from the cooking spray to make these come out of the pan effortlessly. Otherwise, you will have to pry them out carefully with a knife. This one ingredient makes the whole process so much easier and pain-free!
You don’t have to roll out the biscuits if you don’t want to. You can press the biscuits with your fingers into your muffin tins. But this is easier for me, so this is the way I prepare them.
Brown your ground beef and drain. If you’re using onion you would brown it with the meat. Put in a bowl. (I was making 5 batches of these appetizers that’s why I had such a large bowl.)
Stir in barbecue sauce and brown sugar. I only use KC Masterpiece original anytime I use BBQ sauce in a recipe because it’s my favorite.
This sauce will also give the barbecups a little more zip since it has a little more heat than some bbq sauces.
Mix all ingredients together.
Spoon the beef mixture into dough shells.
Sprinkle cheese on top. Bake.
Yeah! Here’s a stack of them. It’s really hard to just eat one!
Here’s the recipe.
(Recipe from Bonnie Rodriguez, when we both attended First Baptist Church Indian Rocks, Largo, FL, via Pillsbury)
1 lb. ground beef
2 tbsp. brown sugar
¾ cup barbecue sauce
1 small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
8-oz. can biscuits or 12 biscuits
Brown meat, drain. Add sauce and sugar to the meat, mix well. Press biscuits into 12 greased muffin cups. Pressing dough and around the edges of the cups. Spoon meat mixture into cups and top with cheese. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes. Serves 6.
The main difference between our adaptation from Pillsbury is the type of biscuits and an increase in cheese. But do make sure there isn’t a lot of cheese on the muffin tin as it will tend to cause the biscuits to stick.
Time to eat and enjoy!