Beef Barbecups | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #appetizers use ground #beef, #SweetBabyRays #BBQ sauce & #cheddarcheese. This is a super easy 6-ingredient recipe that's terrific for #tailgating, #NewYearsEve or #SuperBowl parties.

Beef Barbecups

July 28, 2012Teresa

Wow, Beef Barbecups are so good! I love appetizers and this one simulates miniature pizza cups with barbecue filling and cheese. They’re amazing. Everyone who tries these spectacular Beef Barbecups raves about the combination of flavors and tastiness of this delicious appetizer.

The nice thing about this great tailgating recipe is that it’s really quick and easy. After browning ground beef, you add Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce and brown sugar. Then you put refrigerated biscuits in muffin tins, add the barbecued meat, top with cheddar cheese and bake. Voila! You are in for one sensational appetizer!

Oh, my Beef Barbecups are heavenly and a great option to take along to soccer games, potlucks, tailgate parties, or for superbowl parties. Guys really love this hearty appetizer. They’re hearty, filling and a very satisfying comfort food on Saturdays when you want to watch sports or movies on television.

I got this recipe from Bonnie Rodriguez when she served it at a potluck one time back when we lived in Florida early in our marriage. 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 I make it with onion added to the recipe now.

When I original posted this recipe in July 2012, I was very new to the blogging world. I knew next to nothing about food photography and presentation. I put too much cheese on top so all you could see was cheese! Along with that I was using the only camera I had at the time, a cheap iPhone 3 which caused the pictures to come out rather grainy and blurry.

I recently remade these delicious appetizers for our 2015 Super Bowl party (February 2015), and decided to snap a few pictures to get rid of the old ones from 2 1/2 years ago. I think you will get a better appreciation for these delicious appetizers after seeing the new pictures. Maybe you’ll even consider trying these goodies for your next Super Bowl party – or any party for that matter! If you love barbecued pizza, you’ll love Beef Barbecups.

Beef Barbecups | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #appetizers use  ground #beef, #SweetBabyRays #BBQ sauce & #cheddarcheese. This is a super easy 6-ingredient recipe that's terrific for #tailgating, #NewYearsEve or #SuperBowl parties.

Beef Barbecups are wonderful appetizers and snacks for any tailgating party.

Beef Barbecups | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #appetizers use  ground #beef, #SweetBabyRays #BBQ sauce & #cheddarcheese. This is a super easy 6-ingredient recipe that's terrific for #tailgating, #NewYearsEve or #SuperBowl parties.

Beef Barbecups taste like eating miniature barbecue pizzas! Yum.

Beef Barbecups | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #appetizers use ground #beef, #SweetBabyRays #BBQ sauce & #cheddarcheese. This is a super easy 6-ingredient recipe that's terrific for #tailgating, #NewYearsEve or #SuperBowl parties.

It’s really hard to just stop at one. I can wolf down several of these at once!

Here’s what I did.

Beef Barbecups | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #appetizers use ground #beef, #SweetBabyRays #BBQ sauce & #cheddarcheese. This is a super easy 6-ingredient recipe that's terrific for #tailgating, #NewYearsEve or #SuperBowl parties.

I used these ingredients.

Beef Barbecups | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #appetizers use ground #beef, #SweetBabyRays #BBQ sauce & #cheddarcheese. This is a super easy 6-ingredient recipe that's terrific for #tailgating, #NewYearsEve or #SuperBowl parties.

Spray your pans cooking spray. Press the biscuits with your fingers into prepared muffin tins. 

Beef Barbecups | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #appetizers use ground #beef, #SweetBabyRays #BBQ sauce & #cheddarcheese. This is a super easy 6-ingredient recipe that's terrific for #tailgating, #NewYearsEve or #SuperBowl parties.

Brown ground beef and onions and drain.

Beef Barbecups | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #appetizers use ground #beef, #SweetBabyRays #BBQ sauce & #cheddarcheese. This is a super easy 6-ingredient recipe that's terrific for #tailgating, #NewYearsEve or #SuperBowl parties.

Add brown sugar and Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce (or the BBQ sauce of your choice). 

Beef Barbecups | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #appetizers use  ground #beef, #SweetBabyRays #BBQ sauce & #cheddarcheese. This is a super easy 6-ingredient recipe that's terrific for #tailgating, #NewYearsEve or #SuperBowl parties.

Stir ingredients to combine.

Beef Barbecups | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #appetizers use ground #beef, #SweetBabyRays #BBQ sauce & #cheddarcheese. This is a super easy 6-ingredient recipe that's terrific for #tailgating, #NewYearsEve or #SuperBowl parties.

Spoon the beef mixture into dough shells.

Beef Barbecups | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #appetizers use ground #beef, #SweetBabyRays #BBQ sauce & #cheddarcheese. This is a super easy 6-ingredient recipe that's terrific for #tailgating, #NewYearsEve or #SuperBowl parties.

Sprinkle cheese on top. 

Beef Barbecups | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #appetizers use ground #beef, #SweetBabyRays #BBQ sauce & #cheddarcheese. This is a super easy 6-ingredient recipe that's terrific for #tailgating, #NewYearsEve or #SuperBowl parties.

Bake at 350 for about 15-20 minutes until cheese melts and biscuits are lightly browned.

Beef Barbecups | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #appetizers use ground #beef, #SweetBabyRays #BBQ sauce & #cheddarcheese. This is a super easy 6-ingredient recipe that's terrific for #tailgating, #NewYearsEve or #SuperBowl parties.

Remove from muffin tins and place on a platter to serve.

Beef Barbecups | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #appetizers use ground #beef, #SweetBabyRays #BBQ sauce & #cheddarcheese. This is a super easy 6-ingredient recipe that's terrific for #tailgating, #NewYearsEve or #SuperBowl parties.

Beef Barbecups are great for quick suppers, tailgating parties or Super Bowl games!

Beef Barbecups | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #appetizers use ground #beef, #SweetBabyRays #BBQ sauce & #cheddarcheese. This is a super easy 6-ingredient recipe that's terrific for #tailgating, #NewYearsEve or #SuperBowl parties.

Beef Barbecups are hearty and satisfying. You will savor every bite!

Beef Barbecups | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #appetizers use ground #beef, #SweetBabyRays #BBQ sauce & #cheddarcheese. This is a super easy 6-ingredient recipe that's terrific for #tailgating, #NewYearsEve or #SuperBowl parties.

If you enjoy barbecue flavors, you’ll love these miniature pizzas.

Here’s the recipe.

BEEF BARBECUPS

(Recipe from Bonnie Rodriguez, when we both attended First Baptist Church Indian Rocks, Largo, FL, source: Pillsbury)

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Fantastic tail-gate party recipe - Beef Barbecups use refrigerated biscuits filled with ground beef, Sweet Baby Ray's barbecue sauce, brown sugar and topped with cheddar cheese.
Beef Barbecups | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #appetizers use ground #beef, #SweetBabyRays #BBQ sauce & #cheddarcheese. This is a super easy 6-ingredient recipe that's terrific for #tailgating, #NewYearsEve or #SuperBowl parties.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Beef Barbecups | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #appetizers use ground #beef, #SweetBabyRays #BBQ sauce & #cheddarcheese. This is a super easy 6-ingredient recipe that's terrific for #tailgating, #NewYearsEve or #SuperBowl parties.
Instructions
  1. Brown meat and onions, drain.
  2. Add BBQ sauce and sugar to the meat, mix well.
  3. Press biscuits into 20 greased or well-sprayed muffin cups.
  4. Press dough in the bottom and around the edges of the cups.
  5. Spoon meat mixture into cups and top with cheese.
  6. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Spray muffin tins generously with cooking spray. This will prevent the muffins from sticking to the pans upon removal.

NOTE: The original Pillsbury recipe calls for using grands, but I found they took longer to cook through so the cheese would burn.

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[b]Beef Barbecups[/b]
Recipe Type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from Bonnie Rodriguez when we attended First Baptist Church Indian Rocks, Largo, FL; source: [url href=”http://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/grands-barbecups/730d7758-b9f4-41fb-ac73-a2024e60bd29″ target=”_blank” title=”beef barbecups”]Pillsbury[/url]
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Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 20
Fantastic tail-gate party recipe – Beef Barbecups are refrigerated [url href=”http://www.pillsbury.com/” target=”_blank” title=”pillsbury”]biscuits[/url] filled with ground beef, [url href=”http://www.sweetbabyrays.com/” target=”_blank” title=”sweet baby ray’s bbq sauce”]Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce[/url], brown sugar and topped with cheddar cheese.
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef or sirloin
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • ¾ cup [url href=”http://www.sweetbabyrays.com/” target=”_blank” title=”sweet baby ray’s bbq sauce”]Sweet Baby Ray’s[/url] barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cans [url href=”http://www.pillsbury.com/” target=”_blank” title=”pillsbury biscuits”]Pillsbury[/url] 10-pack refrigerated biscuits
Instructions
  1. Brown meat and onions, drain.
  2. Add BBQ sauce and sugar to the meat, mix well.
  3. Press biscuits into 20 greased or well-sprayed muffin cups.
  4. Press dough in the bottom and around the edges of the cups.
  5. Spoon meat mixture into cups and top with cheese.
  6. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes.
Notes
Spray muffin tins generously with cooking spray. This will prevent the muffins from sticking to the pans upon removal.[br][br]The original Pillsbury recipe calls for using grands, but I found they took longer to cook through so the cheese would burn.
Beef Barbecups | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #appetizers use ground #beef, #SweetBabyRays #BBQ sauce & #cheddarcheese. This is a super easy 6-ingredient recipe that's terrific for #tailgating, #NewYearsEve or #SuperBowl parties.

Share these delightful barbecued pizzas at your next holiday party, tailgate party, or any time you have company.

Beef Barbecups | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #appetizers use ground #beef, #SweetBabyRays #BBQ sauce & #cheddarcheese. This is a super easy 6-ingredient recipe that's terrific for #tailgating, #NewYearsEve or #SuperBowl parties.

Beef Barbecups are addicting. Once you try one, you will want three or four more!

Beef Barbecups | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #appetizers use ground #beef, #SweetBabyRays #BBQ sauce & #cheddarcheese. This is a super easy 6-ingredient recipe that's terrific for #tailgating, #NewYearsEve or #SuperBowl parties.

You’ll be drooling after your first bite of Beef Barbecups!

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Print Recipe
Beef Barbecups BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
Fantastic tail-gate party recipe - Beef Barbecups use refrigerated biscuits filled with ground beef, Sweet Baby Ray's barbecue sauce, brown sugar and topped with cheddar cheese.
Beef Barbecups | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #appetizers use ground #beef, #SweetBabyRays #BBQ sauce & #cheddarcheese. This is a super easy 6-ingredient recipe that's terrific for #tailgating, #NewYearsEve or #SuperBowl parties.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Beef Barbecups | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #appetizers use ground #beef, #SweetBabyRays #BBQ sauce & #cheddarcheese. This is a super easy 6-ingredient recipe that's terrific for #tailgating, #NewYearsEve or #SuperBowl parties.
Instructions
  1. Brown meat and onions, drain.
  2. Add BBQ sauce and sugar to the meat, mix well.
  3. Press biscuits into 20 greased or well-sprayed muffin cups.
  4. Press dough in the bottom and around the edges of the cups.
  5. Spoon meat mixture into cups and top with cheese.
  6. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Spray muffin tins generously with cooking spray. This will prevent the muffins from sticking to the pans upon removal.

NOTE: The original Pillsbury recipe calls for using grands, but I found they took longer to cook through so the cheese would burn.

© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

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