Here's the recipe for Barbecups from 1975! enjoy..... love, mom
3/4 lb hamburger
1/2 cup catsup
1T instant minced onion
2T brown sugar
1 tube (8oz) ref Tenderflake baking powder biscuits
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
In skillet, brown hamburger. Drain. Add barbeque sauce, onion, brown sugar. Set aside. Separate biscuit dough into 12 biscuits. Place 1 biscuit in each of 12 ungreased muffin cups, pressing dough up sides to edge of cup. Spoon meat mixture into cups. Sprinkle each with cheese. Bake at 400 for 10-12 minutes or til golden brown.
Notes: TL, on the farm we always had our own meat in larger packages. The hamburger was probably 1 1/2 lbs--maybe a bit less. With that in mind, I'd use 1/2-3/4 cup catsup, and I preferred browning some fresh onion with the hamburger rather than use the instant onion. I also made my own biscuits and with that recipe, I'd get 24 cups. I think the one package of hamburger would fill 24, but maybe a bit scantily. I did note on my recipe that 1/2 cup bbq sauce was too much for 3/4lb hamburger. Sometimes, rather than cheddar, I'd use Monterey Jack. You'll just have to experiment, but the above recipe was the original as I had found it.