- 1 pound ground beef
- 3/4 cup barbecue sauce
- 1 tbsp dry minced onion
- 1 (12 oz) tube refrigerated biscuits
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Preheat oven to 400F degrees.
- Spray muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a large pan, brown and crumble ground beef.
- Turn off heat and drain excess grease from ground beef.
- Put ground beef back in pan and add in BBQ sauce and dried minced onion.
- Stir well.
- Separate biscuits and place into greased muffin tins.
- Press dough up and along the sides.
- Divide meat mixture between muffins (you may have just a small amount leftover).
- Sprinkle each one with shredded cheddar cheese.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes until biscuits are golden brown and cheese is melted.
This was the recipe I found. It's an original Pillsbury recipe from 1968 so I've read. However, I'm the kind of cook who can "never" just cook a recipe the way I find it. I don't use dry minced onions, I mince my own, add a bit of green onions for color and some red bell peppers mince pretty small. And I don't used regular canned biscuits because I prefer the Crescent Rolls.
You can also use ground chicken or turkey if you prefer and substitute another flavor profile for barbecue.... like pizza sauce ( throw in some black olives) , ginger sauce for an Asian flare (throw in some water chestnuts) , taco cups (add in some chili peppers) or sloppy joe cups. It's very vestal and you can make them in a mini muffin tin to just make them a bite.
My family and friends love them and I've used them for a quick dinner and for parties in the mini muffin tin. I've used ground turkey because I try to limit my red meat consumption. And I've thrown in all kinds of extras. I've added pepperoni minis and sun dried tomatoes with pizza sauce and I think that is my families favorite. And you of course can use a variety of cheeses as well. If you try this let me know how you make your own.