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Sloppy Joe Under a Bun

I usually keep a can of sloppy joe sauce in the pantry, because our kids love sloppy joes. But sometimes I don't have buns on hand. With this fun casserole, we can still enjoy the flavors that they love in a flash. The bun-like top crust is made with biscuit mix, sprinkled with sesame seeds and baked until golden. —Trish Bloom, Ray, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) sloppy joe sauce
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups biscuit/baking mix
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds


  • In a large skillet, cook and crumble beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in sloppy joe sauce. Transfer to a lightly greased 13x9-in. baking dish; sprinkle with cheese.
  • In a large bowl, combine the biscuit mix, eggs and milk just until blended. Pour over cheese; sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 423 calories, 23g fat (12g saturated fat), 129mg cholesterol, 961mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein.

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  • SHOK
    Sep 17, 2020

    I do very much the same mixture, only I put it between 2 layers of crescent dough (not the perforated) and sprinkle a bit of cheese over the top. It is one of our favorite recipes!

  • Barb
    Jul 1, 2020

    I love making this with cornbread and adding corn to the sloppy Joe mixture, then serving with salsa and sour cream. We just had some today. So quick and easy. I keep cooked hamburger and onion in the freezer and if I don't have a can of sloppy Joe mix, I make my own with a little ketchup and salsa or taco seasoning. I usually keep a box of jiffy cornbread on hand and it makes just the right amount of topping for a 8x8 corning ware dish. If you want to make in 13x9 dish I just use 1/4 cup milk in the cornbread mix so it thins it out and spreads over larger area or 2 boxes, depending how thick you want the topping. I'm not a fan of boxed bisquick (too many preservatives and funny taste), so I'm going to try this recipe with homemade bisquick mix next.

  • Kim
    Jun 7, 2020

    Used 2 pound of beef, 1/4 c. of corn and instead of biscuits I topped with Red Lobster cheddar bay biscuits. Sprinkled a little sharp cheddar and sesame seeds 7 minutes before taking out of oven. HUGE hit!! Thanks so much!!!

  • Jocelyn
    Sep 27, 2019

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  • Carlene
    Sep 27, 2019

    This is a very tasty version of a sloppy joe! I also top with peas and mash potatoes and call it shepard's pie!

  • Kelli
    Sep 27, 2019

    Try topping this with cornbread...even Mexican cornbread and adding onions, green peppers and your own sloppy joe sauce. Much better!

  • sstetzel
    Nov 17, 2015

    This is a great, kid friendly recipe. My kids are in their 20's now and still love it. Sometimes I top this with frozen tater-tots instead of the biscuit mixture for something different.

  • ahmom
    Nov 15, 2015

    we liked it

  • krysfielder
    Jun 21, 2015

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  • Medic 716
    Apr 23, 2015

    Big hit in the house tonight. So simple and easy to make