Thursday, August 11, 2011

Barbeque Beef Cups

I am becoming an expert in stretching food leftovers into meals.  I have had years of practice, so this is not a new concept for me.  I fixed a roast beef the other day and had a lot of leftovers taking up fridge space.  One of the ways I enjoy fixing over roast is barbeque beef cups. 

The children love these little guys.  I like them because they are fairly simple and no complaints are heard. 

I typically make my own biscuit dough, but you can buy the tubes of refrigerated biscuit dough at the store.  If you go that route, you may need one or two biscuits per muffin cup.  I have also made my own barbeque sauce, but I do use packaged sauces on occassion.  It's completely up to you and your family's preferences.

Another similar meal, is using browned ground beef or turkey and mixing the meat with spaghetti sauce.  You sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the tops instead of cheddar.  Get creative!

Here's what you will need for barbeque beef cups:

  • biscuit dough
  • leftover roast beef meat, about 2 cups
  • barbeque sauce, yours or a store brand
  • cheddar or colby cheese shredded, about 2 cups

    Here's what you will do:

    • Mix your beef with the desired barbeque sauce.

    • In a muffin pan, divide the biscuit dough and put a ball in each cup.  If you use store biscuits, you will probably need two per muffin.

    • Flatten out the dough, using your fingers, to create a crust.

    • Fill the dough with a tablespoon or more of the barbecued meat.

    • Sprinkle with cheese.

    • Bake at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes or until the biscuit dough is done- flaky and browned.

    • Let rest for a few minutes before removing from the muffin tin.