Baked Sloppy Joe With Biscuits

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Sharon Freeze

By
@dutchovencamper

This is a wonderful alternative to those grilled hot dogs and hamburgers we all enjoy during the summer. While I usually prepare this outdoors in my cast-iron Dutch oven using briquets as my heat source, the cast-iron Dutch oven can be used on the stovetop and in your regular oven to make this delicious main course. Just be sure your Dutch oven is of the oven-safe variety! And, of course, the meat mixture could be prepared in a regular skillet, poured into a casserole dish, covered with the biscuits and baked in your regular oven.

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This is a fantastic rustic sloppy joe recipe. It's super easy to make the sauce - in fact, you probably have the ingredients in your kitchen. Cooking the biscuits on top is genius. It's wonderful to serve the sloppy joes with a big biscuit on top. As you cut into it with a fork, scoop up some of the sloppy joe, and eat it all together it's a tasty bite. We love the option of cooking over a campfire. An easy camping dinner option. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4-6
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 2 lb
    lean ground beef or ground turkey (or a combination of the two)
  • 1 c
    chopped onion
  • 4 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 c
    ketchup
  • 2 tsp
    salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp
    pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 1/2 c
    water (more if needed)
  • 1 pkg
    refrigerator biscuits (my preference is the large buttermilk variety)

How to Make Baked Sloppy Joe With Biscuits

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat a cast-iron Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
  2. Chop the onion.
  3. Place the ground meat and the onion in the Dutch oven.
  4. Brown the mixture until the meat is completely cooked and the onion is soft and translucent. Drain any fat off the meat before continuing.
  5. After the meat mixture has been browned and drained, add the flour, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, salt, pepper, and water. If you have a favorite Sloppy Joe recipe, you can certainly use it as the meat mixture for this meal in place of the recipe described to this point. Whatever meat mixture you are using, stir well and bring the mixture to a boil. Be sure the mixture is very moist (but not watery) as it will be baked along with the biscuits.
  6. Take the meat mixture off the heat and arrange the refrigerator biscuits evenly over the top of the meat mixture.
  7. Bake, uncovered, according to the directions on the biscuit package until the biscuits are golden brown. If you are cooking outdoors with hot briquets and a 12" camp-style Dutch oven (one that has three legs and a lid that is concave and has a lip to hold the briquets in place), place 8 briquets under the cast-iron Dutch oven and 24 on the lid. Bake, covered, until the biscuits are golden brown. If you have never used your cast iron Dutch oven outdoors with briquets, this is a great recipe for starters. It is very easy to get wonderful results! This can also be made in a 12-inch cast iron skillet or an enamel coated Dutch oven.

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About Baked Sloppy Joe With Biscuits

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Collection: Campfire Cooking
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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