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Ground Beef Cupcakes

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Easy to make & fun to eat!

Ground Beef Cupcakes

  • Yield: 9 cupcakes
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cooking Time: 30 min


  • Non stick cooking spray, for muffin tin
  • 1 pound lean ground chuck
  • 2 Tablespoons smoky barbecue sauce
  • ¾ cup baked cheese crackers, crushed
  • 2 Tablespoons minced yellow onion
  • 1 (4 ounce) pouch home-style instant potatoes (cheese flavored)
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Garnish: ¼ cup chopped fresh chives


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease the sides and bottom of 9 muffin cups; set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, add the meat, sauce, crackers and onion. Mix with hand until combined. Divide mix into ¼ cup portions. Press & flatten into prepared muffin cups. Place in oven & bake for 20-25 minutes or until internal temperature is 160 degrees F. Take out of oven and place on a cooling rack for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Take the beef cups out of the muffin tins and place them on a double lined paper towel to blot any excess grease. Then place on a nice cake plate or cake pedestal.
  5. In a medium glass bowl, add the potato flakes, water and garlic powder; mix well. Cook in the microwave for 3 minutes. Stir and using a muffin scoop, scoop potatoes to the tops of each beef cupcake. Sprinkle with chive. Ready to serve.

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