BBQ Hamburger Muffins

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I know, it sounds weird to put the words “hamburger” and “muffin” in the same recipe. But trust me: they’re delicious! My mom used to make these for us when we were kids and we loved them. Now I like to make them because they are delicious and cheap!


  • Hamburger meat: $4.82
  • Cheese: $2.57 (for whole pack)
  • Biscuits: $1.92
  • BBQ sauce: $1.93 (for entire bottle)
  • Total: $11.24
  • Makes 8 total muffins, equating to $1.40/muffin!

BBQ Hamburger Muffins

recipe for BBQ hamburger muffins | cheap meal ideas

Quick, easy, and cheap weekday meal that the whole family will love!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 lb hamburger or turkey burger
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce (add or remove more sauce based on preference)
  • 1 can buttermilk biscuits (8 count)
  • 2 slices cheese of your choice (we use Muenster)


  1. Turn oven to recommended temperature on biscuit can (typically 350F)
  2. Brown meat in a skillet
  3. Once the meat is cooked, drain the liquid from the skillet
  4. Pour BBQ sauce over meat and stir until all meat is coated. Add or remove sauce, depending on your preference
  5. Flatten each biscuit and place flattened dough in muffin tin
  6. Spoon and distribute BBQ meat evenly between each biscuit
  7. Cut cheese slice into quarters, and place one quarter on each BBQ hamburger muffin
  8. Place in oven until biscuits are golden brown
  9. Remove, let cool, and enjoy!

Pair these with a salad or a steamed vegetable, and you have a complete meal! Super simple, inexpensive, and delicious.

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