Easy Farmhouse BBQ Muffin Cups {keto/low carb}

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These Farmhouse BBQ Muffin Cups are a perfect Keto-friendly recipe. Bite-sized and perfect for one, these low carb hamburger muffins are packed full of taste and flavor. Great for a quick and easy dinner. The keto biscuit cup recipe comes together quickly with just a few ingredients.

Farmhouse BBQ Low Carb Muffin Cups are loaded with tangy sugar-free low carb bbq sauce and cheesy goodness for an easy and delicious keto dinner idea. #keto #lowcarb

HOW TO MAKE FARMHOUSE BBQ MUFFIN CUPS

These quick and easy Farmhouse BBQ Low Carb Muffin Cups are very similar to my Taco Cups with a little twist on the ground beef seasoning. They turned out amazingly delicious, and everyone loved them.

While the ground beef is browning, you can whip up a quick batch of BBQ Sauce. My homemade Sugar-Free Low Carb BBQ Sauce recipe takes this recipe up a notch and gives the ground beef an authentic BBQ flavor. If you don’t have time to make it, you can find sugar-free BBQ sauce online and possibly in your local grocery store, although it is not as tasty as the homemade version.

If you like these simple BBQ muffin cups, make certain to check out our BBQ Keto Meatloaf Recipe as well.

Ingredients:

  • Ground Beef – I use 80/20 ground beef, but you can also use ground turkey. 
  • Homemade Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce – I love this keto-friendly BBQ sauce. 
  • Colby & Monterey Jack Cheese – The more cheese, the better. 
  • Coconut flour – An approved low carb flour. 
  • Sour Cream – Adds moisture to the batter for the biscuit part of the recipe. 
  • Eggs – Binds and holds the ingredients together. 
  • Herbs & Spices – Spices bring life to recipes and add incredible flavors! 

Steps to making keto farmhouse bbq muffins :

Steps to making keto farmhouse bbq muffins: 

Make sure to scroll to the bottom of the post for the full recipe with instructions and ingredients.

Step 1: Brown 1 lb. of ground beef and drain.

keto ground beef recipe

Step 2: Add ground beef and 1 cup of sugar-free BBQ sauce to the skillet. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes, then remove from heat.

keto biscuits

Step 3: Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease a muffin pan. (I used parchment paper squares in the muffin tins to prevent sticking.) If you don’t use parchment paper squares, make sure to grease the muffin tins generously as coconut flour tends to be sticky.

Step 4: Combine melted butter (I cool mine by popping the bowl in the fridge for 5 min), eggs, salt, and sour cream, then whisk together and add the shredded cheese. 

low carb biscuits

Step 5: Push the biscuit mixture up the sides and bottom of the muffin pan.

Tip: Spray fingers with cooking spray—Pat the batter around the sides of muffin tins to form a cup.

low carb muffin cups

Step 6: Spoon in the ground beef mixture.

low carb ground beef casserole

Step 6: Sprinkle freshly grated cheese on top of the bbq beef mixture, then bake.

Farmhouse BBQ Low Carb Muffin Cups are loaded with tangy sugar-free low carb bbq sauce and cheesy goodness for an easy and delicious keto dinner idea. #keto #lowcarb

Bake and enjoy it! Y0u’ll love the flavors of this recipe. It’s such a nice change of pace. 

Coconut Flour Tips

Low carb flours tend to be very sticky. Make sure to grease your muffin tin generously to keep the Farmhouse BBQ Low Carb Muffin Cups from sticking to the pan. Form the keto biscuit dough like a cup in the muffin tin with your fingers leaving room to fill with the ground beef mixture.

Can you make these eggs, cheese, and hamburger muffins ahead of time?

You can. This is a super simple recipe to meal prep. Once the ground beef is browned, add the tangy sugar-free, low carb BBQ sauce and simmer to incorporate all of the flavors. If you keep ground beef already browned on hand, this step will be even faster. You can read how I do this in my 5 easy steps to meal prep.

HOW TO STORE THESE MADE FROM SCRATCH BEEF CUPS

Store these beef cups in the fridge once baked. They should be good for 2-3 days after making them as long as you keep them in an airtight container. You can also freeze them for later by putting them in a freezer-safe container for later as well.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH THESE FARMHOUSE BBQ MUFFIN CUPS

Any type of side dish would go well with these simple hamburger muffins, but here are some of my favorite side dish choices. 

  • Southern Green Beans
  • Fresh Roasted Green Beans
  • Roasted Asparagus
  • Leafy Garden Salad
  • Roasted Broccoli
  • Sauteed Zucchini & Squash

Farmhouse BBQ Low Carb Muffin Cups are loaded with tangy sugar-free low carb bbq sauce and cheesy goodness for an easy and delicious keto dinner idea. #keto #lowcarb
Farmhouse BBQ Low Carb Muffin Cups are loaded with tangy sugar-free, low carb bbq sauce, and cheesy goodness for an easy and delicious keto dinner idea.

MORE KETO-FRIENDLY  RECIPES

If you love our simple Farmhouse BBQ Muffin Cups, then I know you will enjoy checking out all of my family’s favorite recipes in my Keto Recipes Index.  With tons of delicious sweet and savory options all perfect for the keto diet, you will love this tool. I’ve shared a few more favorites below for a quick start to your menu!

How to Make BBQ Keto Low Carb Muffin Cups:

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Quick & Easy Farmhouse BBQ Low Carb Muffin Cups {keto/low carb}

These quick and easy cheesy biscuit muffins with ground beef and a tangy sugar-free bbq sauce make a delicious low carb meal everyone will enjoy.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: muffin cups
Servings: 12
Calories: 231kcal
Author: Kasey Trenum

Ingredients

For the Filling:

For the Muffin Cups:

  • tablespoons of butter melted and cooled
  • cup coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 4 eggs
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/3 cup cheddar cheese, grated

Instructions

  • Brown 1 lb of ground beef and drain.
  • Add ground beef and 1 cup of sugar-free bbq sauce to skillet. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes then remove from heat.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease a muffin pan. (I used parchment paper squares in the muffin tins to prevent sticking.) If you don't use parchment paper squares make sure to grease the muffin tins generously as coconut flour tends to be sticky. 
  • Combine melted butter (I cool mine by popping the bowl in the fridge for 5 min), eggs, salt, and sour cream then whisk together.
  • Add coconut flour, baking powder, garlic powder, and salt to the mixture.
  • Stir in cheese.
  • Spoon into muffin tins.
  • Then, spray fingers with cooking spray. Pat the batter around the sides of muffin tins to form a cup.
  • Spoon 2 tablespoons of the BBQ meat mixture in the center of each muffin.
  • Sprinkle the grated cheese on top.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.

Video

Notes

The nutritional information was calculated using my homemade sugar-free low carb bbq sauce recipe. The sugar alcohols in the Monkfruit Golden are not included as most subtract to calculate net carbs.
 

HOW TO STORE THESE MADE FROM SCRATCH BEEF CUPS

Store these beef cups in the fridge once baked. They should be good for 2-3 days after making them as long as you keep them in an airtight container. You can also freeze them for later by putting them in a freezer-safe container for later as well.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH THESE FARMHOUSE BBQ MUFFIN CUPS

Any type of side dish would go well with these simple hamburger muffins, but here are some of my favorite side dish choices. 
  • Southern Green Beans
  • Fresh Roasted Green Beans
  • Roasted Asparagus
  • Leafy Garden Salad
  • Roasted Broccoli
  • Sauteed Zucchini & Squash

Nutrition

Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 17g | Fiber: 1g
Tried this recipe?Mention @kaseytrenumblogger or tag #kaseytrenumblogger!

Farmhouse BBQ Low Carb Muffin Cups are loaded with tangy sugar-free low carb bbq sauce and cheesy goodness for an easy and delicious keto dinner idea. #keto #lowcarb


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87 Comments

  1. they look delish but as an appitizer or amuse-bouches……. but not an entree for a hungry family?…..or am I misjudging the size from the photo?

    1. We eat as a main dish, but if you prefer to enjoy as an appetizer that is up to you. This recipe uses a regular-sized muffin pan not a mini.

    2. One pound of ground beef makes 12 muffins, so three muffins would provide a “quarter-pounder” of beef.

  2. After reading the whole post, I can not find coconut flour listed as an ingredient…just comments on using parchment paper if using coconut flour. Your Taco Cup recipe does not use coconut flour either, but just wanted to make sure that it is not included in this recipe. Love all the great recipes!

    1. Scroll to the very bottom of the post to the printable recipe card and you’ll find the full list of ingredients and instructions that include the coconut flour.

  3. I don’t mean to sound mean haha. But your first step by step instructions say to bake the egg mixture after you have patted it into place. BEFORE adding the meat. But your second(printable) instructions say to bake it all at once with the beef and the egg mixture. Which one is right?
    And if I do bake it without the meat, is it 15 mins, then after adding the meat do I just heat it until the cheese is melted?
    Thanks in advance 😊

    1. Please follow the written directions in the recipe card. I made adjustments so that it isn’t confusing.

  4. Hi, I am so excited to try these! Just a quick question, if I freeze them once prepped what is the best way to reheat them and for how long? I can meal prep for the week but I am looking to make it last over the month as I am definitely guilty of letting things expire in the fridge! Thanks, they look delicious 🙂

    1. I’m not sure. YOu’ll just have to watch it in the oven. I would make sure to thaw before baking. Since it will be cold it will take a little more time to bake.

  5. 4 stars
    I was going to make something completely different for dinner last night and then I found your recipe. It’s excellent. I added one half of a green pepper,, chopped and spices to the beef as I was cooking it. Thanks!

  6. 5 stars
    This recipe was amazing! We made it last night and my picky 5 and 9 year old ate it up. My 7 year old eats anything. My wife and I loved it. I had the remaining for leftovers and it was still good. We didn’t have enough meat, so there were two that we just filled with cheese and it reminded me of the cheesy bread you get from Red Lobster.

  7. Have you ever used pulled pork instead of the ground beef? I just wonder how it would do? I expect it would do fine but what are your thoughts?

  8. 5 stars
    Oh my God these are wonderful!! I actually put them in parchment paper cupcake papers but sprayed the papers and they just fell out they were wonderful I love them this is going to be my new go to quick meal

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