Sweet BBQ Cups

I love these BBQ cups for two reasons.  1.  They are truly delicious, and 2. My husband (boyfriend at the time) once made these for me while we were in college.  Imagine how impressed I was after my 4 hour and 20 minute car ride (my calculated average road time after many trips from Michigan to Purdue and back) to walk into his apartment to smell these baking in the oven.  Ah…a man that can…or could…cook.  Since we’ve been married, I think he may have somehow lost this ability, but I cannot complain…he is an ace in the laundry room. 😉  

Just brown up some beef, add a few simple ingredients, fill some biscuits, and pop ’em in the oven.

In a few short minutes, they’ll come out all warm and delicious!  Enjoy!

Sweet BBQ Cups

1 lb Ground Beef (or Turkey)

1/2 cup Onion, chopped
2/3 cup BBQ Sauce
2 Tbs Brown Sugar
1/2 c Cheddar Cheese, shredded
1 package Refrigerated Biscuit Dough
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  In a large skillet, brown ground beef and chopped onion until beef is cooked through and onions are soft.  Drain and return to skillet.  Add BBQ sauce and brown sugar to meat and onions.  Mix together and warm over medium-low heat for 5 minutes. 
Grease a 12-count muffin tin and line with flattened biscuits.*  Fill each cup with 2-4 TBS of filling.  Sprinkle tops with cheese and bake for 10-15 minutes.
*An 8-count biscuit package can easily be turned into 12.  Simply divide each biscuit (before cooking) into two portions…approximately 1/3 and 2/3 segments of the biscuit.  Use the larger portion for lining the first 8 cups.  Then, combine two of the smaller portions (you will have 8 total) to fill the remaining 4 cups.  They will be a bit thinner, which is actually desired as I find the bottoms tend to bake better this way.  

Source:  www.pillsbury.com

Recipe shared with:  Weekend Potluck



  1. Cute story and really tasty looking treats!

  2. Linked to your blog from Kelly’s… looks delicious! And I have to tell you, YOUR BOYS ARE ADORABLE!! :) Enjoying your blog!

  3. these look great – I bet even my picky one would eat them:)

  4. They look great and easy to make. Just need to find biscuit mix in Canada

    • You could probably use biscuit mix, but I’ve only really tried them with the refrigerated biscuit dough…such as Pillsbury. Not sure if stores carry in in Canada, though. Good luck!

  5. Lol! That story made my tummy hurt…in a good way! The Sweet BBQ Cups are so drool-worthy! Can’t wait to try the recipe soon. Thanks for sharing!

    P.S. Awesome site you got here!

  6. My kids love these and there are so many variations if yuo start getting creative. Use the basic instructions but try Italian sausage and pizza sauce, boned chicken cooked) with ready made or leftover chicken gravy, pulled pork or beef, chicken and stuffing, sliced hot dogs in baked beans. I magination is th elimit and thye don’t all need to be the same-great way to use small amounts of leftovers or customize to kids’ favorites.

  7. Oh my goodness! My mom used to make this when I was a kid. I had totally forgotten about them. Thanks for bringing them to Weekend Potluck! I can’t wait to introduce these to my kids….I know they will love them like I did. :)
    Hugs, Tonya from 4 little Fergusons

  8. Lovely work, Holli! Would you be happy to link it in to the current Food on Friday which is about all things BBQ? This is the link . I do hope to see you there. Cheers

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