Barbecue Cupcakes

This post was originally published in September 2008.

Yes, barbecue cupcakes.  The original recipe for this (I believe it came from Taste of Home) was entitled “farmhouse barbecue muffins”.  But in this family, we believe in inserting dessert conceptually wherever we can.  So, they’re barbecue cupakes.

They are delicious and easy.  They’re perfect for a family meal, but they’re also a fun party food.  Here’s the scoop:


1 lb ground beef, cooked
1 cup bbq sauce or sloppy joe sauce, whichever you prefer
1 can of LAYERED refrigerated biscuits (not the little tiny packages, the bigger one.  I use
About 1-2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese

Cook beef, drain, mix with bbq sauce.  Set aside.

Carefully pull apart layers of biscuits, so that each biscuit is now in two pieces, like this:


Roll out layers with a rolling pin, until they make a 10-12″ circle.

Spray the insides of a muffin pan.  Insert one flattened biscuit into each cup, like this:


In each little pastry shell, spoon in about 1 tbsp of beef mixture.  It will look this:


Afterwards, sprinkle cheese on top, because if a recipe doesn’t say “sprinkle cheese on top”, then you should run the other way:


Bake in a 350 oven for 8-12 minutes, take it out, and then you just tell me this isn’t the cutest little thing you’ve ever seen: