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Onion-Beef Muffin Cups Recipe

Onion-Beef Muffin Cups Recipe

“A tube of refrigerated biscuits makes these delicious bites so quick and easy! They’re one of my tried-and-true, great lunch recipes and always bring raves.," says Brabara Carlucci of Orange Park, Florida. "In fact, I usually double the recipe just to be sure I have leftovers.”—Barbara Carlucci, Orange Park, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 3 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 beef top sirloin steak (1 inch thick and 6 ounces), cut into 1/8-inch slices
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1 tube (16.3 ounces) large refrigerated flaky biscuits
  • 3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook onions in butter over medium heat for 10-12 minutes or until very tender. Remove and keep warm. In the same skillet, cook steak for 2-3 minutes or until no longer pink.
  • 2. Return onions to pan. Stir in the flour, brown sugar and salt until blended; gradually add broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 4-6 minutes or until thickened.
  • 3. Separate biscuits; split each horizontally into three portions. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of eight ungreased muffin cups, overlapping the sides and tops. Fill each with about 2 tablespoons beef mixture.
  • 4. Combine mozzarella cheese and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese; sprinkle over filling. Fold dough over completely to enclose filling. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese.
  • 5. Bake at 375° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand for 2 minutes before removing from pan. Serve warm. Yield: 4 servings.

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MY REVIEW 253866
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2016

"I substitute left over roast beef and homemade biscuits in this recipe. We think the carmalized onion flavor, enhanced by the touch f brown sugar, is what makes it special, so be sure to get the onions to that point."

antonich129 172417
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2014

"I only used one onion, because it's all I had. We thought this was very good, but I don't know that i would add 2 more whole onions! (And I LOVE onions.)"

julzrulz9 133221
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2013 Edited Oct. 31, 2013

"I really loved these which surprised me because I wasn't expecting much. I marinated my steak the night before and that added a lot of flavor I think. I tried to work really quickly when putting the filling in to the biscuits because I was afraid if they got too warm they wouldn't be fluffy and flakey but they baked up great despite the hot filling. I had leftover filling that I just served alongside as a bonus and everything was delicious. I will definitely make these again."

jaime1664 98556
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2012

"I've made this recipe many times. My whole family LOVES it. The kids even ask to have it for dinner. I dice the onions a little smaller, but other than that I follow the recipe exactly."

cookbookmom 99838
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2011

"Fabulous--that's it!"

Deb Burton 209242
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2010

"These are great for field meals during harvest!"

Mrs_Lucci_N_FL 108414
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2009

"Can't get enough of 'em."

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