Barbecue cups recipe

Jan 25, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. ET

Your kids will love these mini-cups filled with delicious barbecue-style ground turkey. Served with your favorite sides, these tiny treats will quickly become a favorite family meal.

barbecue cups with potato salad

These scrumptious muffin-style cups may be little, but they're huge on crowd-pleasing appeal. Let your kids help roll out the dough while you cook up the meat. Then mix and fill them together before popping them in the oven!

Barbeque cups

Yields 10 


  • 1/2 small onion, diced
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 (10 ounce) can refrigerator biscuits
  • 1 (16 ounce) can baked beans
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 to 3 dashes liquid smoke
  • 2 to 4 ounces mild cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Flour


  1. Sauté onions in cooking spray for three to four minutes.
  2. Add ground turkey and season with Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  4. With a rolling pin, roll each biscuit into a flat disk (using flour to keep it from sticking) and place in a muffin tin (as if it were a cupcake liner), pressing them in place where necessary.
  5. Mix the meat and onions with beans, barbecue sauce, garlic and liquid smoke.
  6. Fill each biscuit cup with barbecue mixture.
  7. Top each barbecue cup with a pinch of cheese.
  8. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

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