Easy Weekend Recipe: Poppin Fresh Barbecue Cups

Friday, September 12, 2008

I'm trying to an attempt to do more cooking in the kitchen than heating things up. Trader Joe's makes it so easy to be lazy! But, I do like to cook and now that I don't have the excuse of a job, I've been looking for recipes on other blogs.

I found these Poppin' Fresh Barbecups on Food Gawker (LOVE it!) then went to the host site Taste and Tell and promptly added Deborah to my reader.

Poppin' Fresh Barbecups
from Pillsbury Dough Magic

1 lb. ground beef
1/2 cup barbecue sauce

1/4 cup chopped onion (I used onion powder and onion salt on the beef while browning)

1-2 T brown sugar

1 can Pillsbury Golden Layers Refrigerated Buttermilk or Flaky Biscuits
Shredded cheddar cheese

Heat oven to 400°F. Grease 10 medium muffin cups. In large skillet, brown ground beef over medium heat until thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain. Stir in barbecue sauce, onion and brown sugar. Cook 1 minute to blend flavors, stirring constantly.

Separate dough into 10 biscuits. Place 1 biscuit in each greased muffin cup. Firmly press in bottom and up sides, forming 1/4-inch rim over edge of cup. Spoon about 1/4 cup beef mixture into each biscuit-lined cup. Sprinkle each with cheese.

Bake at 400°F. for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges of biscuits are golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from muffin cups.

This recipe was really easy. I mean really. I ended up with leftover meat which I meant to eat Sloppy Joe style and forgot. I think I could have made 3-5 more cups with it but would have needed an extra tube of dough which would have left me with extra biscuits.

Next time I'll buy 2 cans of biscuits and make the leftover dough and have the biscuits for breakfast.
I also might omit or reduce the brown sugar. They were a little on the sweet side. I'm sure it depends on the barbecue sauce you use. I used Sweet Baby Ray's and the taste wasn't nearly as tangy as we would have liked. We had a few leftover and they are definitely better reheated in the oven than microwave. I think this is going to become a staple in the recipe box. They were fast and filling.

With martial arts, my book club, the blogging group I joined and the holidays approaching (only 113 days, 11 and 46 minutes until Christmas!) I know we're going to keep getting busier. Let me know if you try it!


  1. I'll have to try this...it includes all of my hubby's favorite things.

  2. Oh Sweet Lord. Are those your baked beans?
    I just had an orgasm.

    Also, do tell about the blogging group?

  3. I have this recipe (don't remember where I found it, but was on the internet). SO good. In fact, I'll have to add it to next week's dinner menu because seeing your pictures made me crave it!

  4. Haha - I just came over here after seeing you won on Elle's blog. I'm glad I saw that you made these - super easy and tasty!

  5. great blog here, Mel! and I'm sooo gonna have to try these biscuits! I'm a fan of most things Doughboy :)

  6. I think even i can handle this one! Thanks for sharing! It is going on next weeks menu plan!


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