Sloppy Joe casserole with biscuits is an easy recipe that’s a perfect for a weeknight dinner. A twist on a classic with out the mess.
Growing up Sloppy Joe’s were a staple in my house. As an adult I still love them but not the messiness of eating them so why not make a Sloppy Joe casserole using canned biscuits? It’s all the goodness of a Sloppy Joe that you can eat in a bowl if you ask me it’s even better. The ultimate comfort food you won’t even miss the traditional Sloppy Joe.
It’s a twist on a classic that is super easy weeknight dinner that the whole family will enjoy! A hearty dinner recipe that’s quick to assemble and you can even load it up with veggies. My mom used to add carrots and the entire family had no idea! Now that I make it myself I add onions and red bell peppers.
Can you use sauce from a can?
You can make your own Sloppy Joe sauce but usually I make this dinner when I am in need of something easy and quick. I almost always use canned Sloppy Joe sauce. You can find the sauce in the grocery store I used the store brand sauce here but the Manwich sauce one is also good.
If you would like to make a homemade sauce you can use a mixture of brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce, ketchup, yellow, chili powder, tomato paste and seasonings.
Sloppy Joe Casserole Ingredients
- Ground Beef, Ground Turkey or Ground Chicken ( I prefer lean ground beef)
- Red Bell Pepper or green bell pepper
- Garlic Powder
- Sloppy Joe Sauce
- Jumbo Biscuits, quartered
- Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- Salt and Black Pepper
How to make Sloppy Joe casserole
Pre heat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large skillet, on medium-high heat, cook ground beef until browned. Drain excess grease.
Add in diced onion, red bell pepper, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Cook for an additional 5 minutes or until vegetables are soft and tender. Stir in Sloppy Joe sauce heat for an additional 3-5 minutes on low.
In a greased baking dish pour your ground beef mixture and spread evenly. Top with cheese. Top with an even layer of quartered biscuit dough. You can also make this in a casserole dish or a dutch oven.
Bake for 25 minutes the biscuits should be golden brown. Let cool for a few minutes and enjoy!
Store leftovers in an air tight container for 3-4 days.
- 1 lb of Ground Beef
- 1 Onion, Chopped
- 1 Red Bell Pepper, Chopped
- 1 Teaspoon of Garlic Powder
- 15 oz Can of Sloppy Joe Sauce
- 16 oz Can of Jumbo Biscuits, quartered
- 1 Cup of Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- Salt and Pepper
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large pan, on medium heat, cook ground beef until browned. Drain excess oil/fat. Add in onion, red bell pepper, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Cook for an additional 5 minutes or until vegetables are soft and tender.
- Stir in Sloppy Joe sauce heat for an additional 3-5 minutes on low.
- In a greased baking dish pour your sloppy joe mixture and spread evenly. Top with cheese.
- Top with an even layer of quartered biscuit dough.
- Bake for 25 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes and enjoy!
What to serve with Sloppy Joe casserole?
- Green beans
- Corn on the cob
- Potato Salad
- Summer Squash
I’ve also seen other variations of this casserole where the top of the casserole has crispy tater tots or cornbread. Those options also sound delicious.