Monday, August 11, 2008

BBQ Cups

It's a holiday in Rhode Island today. Victory Day. We are the only state that still celebrates it. There are a lot of Rhode Islanders working today, John and I are not. It's catch up day for us. There is laundry that needs to be done from John's trip, some cleaning and re-organizing is happening and my never ending quest to keep my fridge spotless (it's an illness I tell you) is underway. I'm also making a big chicken soup today. It's rainy and damp out, so outdoor activities are not happening. I have so much stuff to do in the yard too. Oh well, another day.

While the chicken soup is in the making I popped some BBQ Cups in the oven to hold everyone over till dinner time. This is an appetizer that is usually served at our Super Bowl party. Every time I have made these little BBQ cups they are the first things to go. They are so easy to make it’s almost embarrassing. I usually double this recipe, because one batch is never enough for a crowd. I didn't double it today since it was just the 4 of us. *Half hour after they were out of the oven and there are 3 left.

I think I pulled this recipe out of a magazine waiting at a doctor or dentists office. I vaguely remember the little piece of paper I ripped out of the magazine. Since then I have changed a few things and made it my own. What's new with that huh?

This recipe is ridiculously simple too.

BBQ Cups
Printable recipe
3 - 7.5 ounce packages of Pillsbury Country style biscuits*
1 pound ground turkey or beef
1 small onion, chopped
Your favorite barbecue sauce
Shredded cheddar cheese
muffin pan

In a saute pan cook the onion until they are translucent. Add the meat and cook until done. Drain and place into a good size bowl. I almost always use ground turkey and no one is the wiser. You can use ground beef, heck I think leftover pulled pork and brisket would work too. I add the BBQ sauce to taste. Just squeeze a bunch in the bowl until it looks right to you. You want it to coat all the meat, but not make be soupy. Add, taste and re-evaluate until you get it the way you like. Our favorite BBQ sauce is Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey BBQ.

After the meat has cooled a bit, grab a handful of the shredded cheddar and mix it into the meat. Put as much as you like. I would guesstimate about a good full cup, at least, lol.

Grab a muffin pan or two and break open your biscuits. Take one biscuit in your hand and pull it like a mini pizza. You want to stretch it out so you can get it into the muffin pan, and pull it up the sides a bit. Don't worry if they kinda shrink back down into the pan. I make 3 at a time. I work on one row of the muffin pan so that the dough won't shrink back too much. So stretch 3 out and then fill those 3. I use a good heaping tablespoon of the meat mixture. The dough is going to rise up and make a little cup around the mixture so don't worry if they don't look right when they go in the oven.

Sprinkle a little cheese on the top of each on before they go in the oven. Bake at 350 for 15 - 20 minutes. Just until they are lightly golden and the tops are bubbly. Don't over cook or you will burn your buns! I run my frosting spatula around the edges to pop them out.

This recipe will make 24 cups. You will have a few biscuits leftover. We like to coat them in cinnamon & sugar and bake them off for breakfast.

Cheesy and barbequey with a biscuit on the bottom. These are some good eats.

*These are sold in 4 packs at my grocery store.


Regi said...

wow... these sound wonderful! I just know my family will love them.

Anonymous said...

This looks deliciously easy and simple! WOW, I have to have these little bites of goodness, WOW!

test it comm said...

Those look really tasty and sound super simple!

Daziano said...

Those look really good!!! BTW, Sicilians are more than welcome in my blog ;)