I found this recipe from the book, Pillsbury Best of the Bake-Off. Pillsbury has a bake-off every year and awards different prizes. Today the biggest prize is a million dollars! This recipe was submitted in 1968 by Peter Russell, he was only 13 years old that year. A funny story is when Peter was a young man he was dating a girl. After a while, she discovered he was the one who made up this recipe. She was excited to find that out because she grew up eating these all the time. Isn’t that a cute story?
Derek was excited about this recipe. His mom made these a lot when he was younger and so he loved that I made it and it tasted the same as when his mom made it. The recipe calls for adding barbecue sauce to the hamburger meat, I thought it might be a little too intense but after it was cooked I thought the barbecue sauce made it perfect and really tasty. It’s a simple and quick recipe but it’s really good.
Poppin’ Fresh Barbecups
1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
1 can (12 oz) Pillsbury Grands jr. Golden Layers Refrigerated Buttermilk or Flaky Biscuits
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar or American cheese (2 oz)
Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 10 regular-size muffin cups with no-stick cooking spray. In a 10-inch skillet, cook beef over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; 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 muffin cup. Firmly press in bottom and up sides, forming a 1/4-inch rim over the edge of the cup. Spoon about 1/4 cup beef mixture into each biscuit-lined cup. Sprinkle each with cheese.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until the edges of the biscuits are golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from muffin cups.