Sloppy Joe Cups – A Recipe for Sloppy Joe Cups with Flaky Biscuits

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Sloppy Joe Cups have all the flavor of the classic sandwich in an easier to eat package – a biscuit – and topped with yummy cheese. This recipe for sloppy joe cups with flaky biscuits is an all-time kid favorite.

This recipe is perfect for when you have leftover sloppy joe meat. We’ve been known to double our sloppy joe recipe on the weekend so that we could have extra to make these later in the week.

Sloppy Joe Cups

What’s better than classic sloppy joe? Sloppy Joe meat tucked into a flaky biscuit and then topped with melted cheese.

This sloppy joe biscuit recipe comes to us from another one of our hometown cookbooks, like our Crock Pot Calico Beans, but this time the 1988 version of the Extension Homemakers Shelby County (Indiana) Cookbook.

These Sloppy Joe Cups are super simple to make but will be a hit with the entire family – adults and children!

Sloppy Joe Cups with Flaky Biscuits

You’ve got two options for this easy dinner recipe with biscuits.

  1. Use up that leftover sloppy joe in the refrigerator.
  2. Start from scratch with this super simple sloppy joe recipe using BBQ sauce, ketchup, brown sugar and lemon juice.

Either way, these biscuit filled sloppy joes are beyond easy to make.

What do I need to make Sloppy Joe Cups?

Sloppy Joe Biscuit Cups Ingredient List

Ground Beef

Ketchup

BBQ Sauce, your favorite brand

Brown Sugar

Lemon Juice (or white vinegar)

Flaky Refrigerated Biscuit Dough

Shredded Cheese, your favorite type

 

Notes About Sloppy Joe Cups with Biscuits:

  • Be sure to grab the flaky style refrigerated biscuits (but not the jumbo size). The recipe makes eight Sloppy Joe Cups but be sure to use a regular-size muffin tin – not the mini muffin tins.
  • You will need to press the biscuits into the tin because each cup gets a good-size scoop of the meat mixture.
  • A regular sized ice cream scoop is the perfect amount of sloppy joe filling.
  • If you don’t have Colby Jack cheese, just use your favorite cheese. You can’t go wrong with cheese!
  • Don’t be afraid to let the sides of the biscuits get golden brown while in the oven. This will ensure that the bottom and sides are baked through as well.
  • While we don’t think you will have leftovers, Barbara does say these re-heat nicely for an easy workday lunch or a quick evening meal. Just add a salad or your favorite vegetable as a side and you are ready to go.
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How to Make Sloppy Biscuit Bombs:

Full recipe steps and ingredient amounts for biscuits filled with saucy meat is below in the recipe card. 

  1. Brown and drain ground beef.
  2. Add ketchup, BBQ sauce, brown sugar and lemon juice (or use leftover sloppy Joes) and mix well.
  3. Press biscuits into greased muffin tin.
  4. Fill biscuits with sloppy joes.
  5. Bake until golden brown approximately 10 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven, top with shredded cheese.
  7. Turn oven off, return sloppy joe biscuit bombs to the oven for a few minutes until cheese is melted.

What can I make with ground beef other than sloppy Joes?

Sloppy Joe Recipes

As you can see below, we are big fans of Sloppy Joe recipes and feature several versions on the blog. We also love these Handheld Sloppy Joe Sticks from Beyer Beware.

Classic Sloppy Joes

These Classic Sloppy Joes are made with just a few simple ingredients and can be served as a sandwich or used as toppings on a baked potato.

Easy Sloppy Joes

We have an Easy Sloppy Joe Recipe with only 3 ingredients.  The main ingredient is one that can be found in almost every household. Sloppy Joes With Ketchup is a 20 minute dinner idea using ground beef, ketchup, onions, salt and pepper. 

French Onion Joes

These French Onion Joes are an easy alternative to traditional sloppy joes without the tomatoes. With just four ingredients, this loose meat sandwich is quick dinner option.

Frisco Melt Sloppy Joes

Frisco Melt Sloppy Joes are a fun new spin on classic sloppy joes. Featuring all the flavors of a Steak N Shake Frisco Melt, this ground beef sloppy joe can be made in just thirty minutes.

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Sloppy Joe Cups - A Recipe for Sloppy Joe Cups with Flaky Biscuits

Sloppy Joe Cups have all the flavor of the classic sandwich in an easier to eat package - a biscuit - and topped with yummy cheese. This recipe for sloppy joe cups with flaky biscuits is an all-time kid favorite.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sloppy joe biscut cups, sloppy joe cups, sloppy joe cups with biscuits
Servings: 8
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice (or white vinegar)
  • 1 can flaky refrigerated biscuits 8 count
  • 4 oz. shredded cheese (Colby Jack, Cheddar, etc.)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • If you are using leftover sloppy joes, proceed to step 4.
  • Brown the ground beef; drain excess grease, if necessary.
    Sloppy Joe Cups have all the flavor of the classic sandwich in an easier to eat package - a biscuit - and topped with yummy cheese. This recipe for sloppy joe cups with flaky biscuits is an all-time kid favorite.
  • Add ketchup, barbecue sauce, brown sugar and lemon juice, mixing well.
    Sloppy Joe Cups have all the flavor of the classic sandwich in an easier to eat package - a biscuit - and topped with yummy cheese. This recipe for sloppy joe cups with flaky biscuits is an all-time kid favorite.
  • Press biscuits into greased muffin tins forming dough around sides to make a cup.
    Sloppy Joe Cups have all the flavor of the classic sandwich in an easier to eat package - a biscuit - and topped with yummy cheese. This recipe for sloppy joe cups with flaky biscuits is an all-time kid favorite.
  • Fill with meat mixture.
    Sloppy Joe Cups have all the flavor of the classic sandwich in an easier to eat package - a biscuit - and topped with yummy cheese. This recipe for sloppy joe cups with flaky biscuits is an all-time kid favorite.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown.
    Sloppy Joe Cups have all the flavor of the classic sandwich in an easier to eat package - a biscuit - and topped with yummy cheese. This recipe for sloppy joe cups with flaky biscuits is an all-time kid favorite.
  • Turn off oven, and remove pan. Sprinkle with shredded cheese. Return to the oven for a few minutes for the cheese to melt.

Notes

  • Be sure to grab the flaky style refrigerated biscuits (but not the jumbo size). The recipe makes eight Sloppy Joe Cups but be sure to use a regular-size muffin tin - not the mini muffin tins.
  • You will need to press the biscuits into the tin because each cup gets a good-size scoop of the meat mixture.
  • A regular sized ice cream scoop is the perfect amount of sloppy joe filling. 
  • If you don't have Colby Jack cheese, just use your favorite cheese. You can't go wrong with cheese!
  • Don't be afraid to let the sides of the biscuits get golden brown while in the oven. This will ensure that the bottom and sides are baked through as well.
  • While we don't think you will have leftovers, Barbara does say these re-heat nicely for an easy workday lunch or a quick evening meal. Just add a salad or your favorite vegetable as a side and you are ready to go.
  • Try our classic sloppy joes, french onion sloppy joes and the easiest ever sloppy joes

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    1. It makes 8 sloppy joe cups about the size of a regular muffin or cupcake. So depending on how much your family eats, it could easily feed a family of four.

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