Yield: 16 biscuit cups (8 servings)

Beefy Barbecue Biscuit Cups

Barbecue Beef Biscuit Cup on baking tray with bite taken out of it.

These Barbecue Beef Biscuit Cups are a family favorite freezer meal - loved by young and old alike!  Prepared them ahead of time and freeze, then pull out later when needed and reheat.  Or use these for your weekly meal preps, too! If they last that long, that is... 

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/3 cup finely diced red onion, (optional)
  • 1/3 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1 (8-count) tube refrigerated biscuits, "flaky" variety
  • 1 cup shredded mild Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In skillet over medium heat, cook ground beef and onions (if using) until beef is no longer pink; remove from heat and drain excess grease.
  3. Add barbecue sauce and frozen corn, and mix thoroughly.
  4. Spray muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray. Split each biscuit in half along the flaky layers (so there is a top half and a bottom half). Take each half and flatten into a circle approximately 4-5 inches in diameter.
  5. Press each circle into bottom and along sides of prepared muffin tin cups.
  6. Spoon 2-3 tablespoons of beef mixture into the center of each cup.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes. Remove from oven.

To eat now:

  1. Sprinkle tops of biscuit cups with shredded Cheddar cheese. Bake an additional 3-4 minutes until cheese has melted and is bubbly. Serve. 

To freeze for later:

  1. Cool baked cups to room temperature. Do not add shredded cheese. Place biscuit cups on baking sheet and place sheet in freezer for one hour or overnight. Then transfer biscuit cups to freezer bag, label, date, and return to freezer until needed.  (I often skip the flash freezing and just put the biscuit cups right in the bag after they have cooled and then right into the freezer - I have found that they really don't have too much of an issue with sticking together.)

To reheat after freezing:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Defrost biscuit cups overnight in refrigerator (or cook directly from frozen). Place biscuit cups on baking sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes (or longer if baking from frozen) until heated through. Remove from oven, sprinkle tops with shredded Cheddar cheese, and bake an additional 3-4 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

2 biscuit cups

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 277Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 316mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 20g

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only.

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