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Cheeseburger Cups

A terrific recipe for moms with young kids and busy lives, this simple, inexpensive dish is made with handy ingredients and takes just a short time. Best of all, kids will go absolutely crazy for these darling dinner bites! —Jeri Millhouse, Ashland, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    5 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tube (12 ounces) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
  • 1/2 cup cubed Velveeta


  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the ketchup, brown sugar, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Remove from the heat; set aside.
  • Press each biscuit onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased muffin cup. Spoon beef mixture into cups; top with cheese cubes. Bake at 400° for 14-16 minutes or until golden brown.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled pastries in a freezer container, separating layers with waxed paper. To use, thaw pastries in the refrigerator for 8 hours. Reheat on a baking sheet in a preheated 375° oven until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
2 cheeseburger cups: 440 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 1142mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 27g protein.
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  • JGa2595176
    Jun 6, 2020

    Delicious dish! The sauce makes this recipe. We made a batch with and without the sauce and we all preferred with. Easy, fun and kid friendly. Family already asked for this to be added to our meal rotation.

  • JCV4
    May 28, 2020

    These cups are so good and very easy to make. I'm thinking of so many other ways to make this, like with cubed turkey or chicken, pulled pork. Great recipe. Thanks!

  • DelisaK
    Apr 23, 2020

    My family loved these. We did them twice. The first time was as the recipe described. I agree with others that it is too sweet. The second time we did half the amount of brown sugar, half the ketchup, and added 1/4 cup chili sauce. We also added dried chopped onion, garlic salt, salt, and pepper. WE have Velveeta lovers and not-Velveeta lovers so I did some with the Velveeta and some with shredded cheddar and swiss. Both are very good. My family prefers the cheese mixed with the meat just before being placed in the oven. It melts better that way. Thanks for the recipe. So yummy and fun.

  • aclagree
    Mar 15, 2020

    My family loved this! So much so they suggested I use this as a sloppy joe recipe as well. Very tasty!

  • Lesley
    Jan 14, 2020

    I wanted to love these! Unfortunately, my 2 year old took one bite and said “Ew, yucky!”. So, that was pretty much the end of that.

  • Stephanie
    Dec 10, 2019

    It was a bit sweet. I would use half the amount of brown sugar. Other than that it was delicious!

  • Rebecca
    Sep 20, 2019

    Before I assembled my cheeseburger biscuits I made two in two different ways. One with a whole grands biscuit and shredded cheddar cheese on top and one using half a biscuit and American sliced cheese on top since I had no velveeta cubes. The one with the whole biscuit overflowed and didn’t taste great because the bread to meat ratio was way off. Also the American cheese slice didn’t melt, it just burned around the edges. Using the biscuits that were cut in half instead of using the whole thing meant I had more room in the muffin tin for a bigger scoop of hamburger mixture! I also added a bit of onion powder to the meat. And I served it with sliced pickles and ketchup on the side. They turned out great! My whole family from 7 years old to 66 years old loved these!

  • surbans21
    Jan 30, 2018

    Added garlic & onion to the meat while cooking and used lean ground turkey instead of beef - still tasted great! Served with diced up pickles on top and it really tasted like a cheeseburger all in one bite. Will definitely be making again!

  • ajsod
    Aug 15, 2017

    This recipe is a family favorite! It's quick and easy! I like to serve it with steamed broccoli or green beans and sometimes French fries. The freezing option works out well too when I prepare freezer meals.

  • chickluvs2cook
    Aug 10, 2016

    Made these as something fun for my toddlers...they loved them. Didn't use Velveeta - shredded cheddar - and they turned out great.