No Mess Sloppy Joe's

Tamara Minck


My whole family loves Sloppy Joe's, but hate how messy they are to eat. I saw this idea on TV commercial and it worked great! No Mess!


★★★★★ 2 votes

30 Min
50 Min


  • 2 lb
    80/20 ground beef, or you favorite ground meat.
  • 3 can(s)
    store bought grand biscuits
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil (or whatever you prefer to saute veggies in)
  • 1 medium
    sweet onion, small dice
  • 1
    red bell pepper, small dice
  • 1
    green bell pepper, small dice
  • 2 large
    carrots, small dice
  • 1 can(s)
    6 oz tomato paste
  • 1 can(s)
    10-12 oz tomato sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    zesty horseradish sauce (beaver brand)
  • 2 Tbsp
    brown sugar, dark or light
  • 1 Tbsp
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp
    smoked paprika (or whatever you have on hand)
  • 1 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 1 c
    cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 stick
    butter, melted
  • ·
    salt and pepper
  • 1/2 c
    cheddar cheese, shredded

How to Make No Mess Sloppy Joe's


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Saute diced onion, carrots and bell peppers until just tender over medium heat. Add ground meat and brown until done. Drain off fat in colander, wipe oil out of pan with paper towels. Return meat/veggie mix to pan over medium heat.
  3. Add tomato paste, brown sugar, vinegar, paprika, chili powder, horseradish sauce and stir over heat until well mixed and spice scent blooms. Add tomato sauce PLUS one tomato can full of water. Cover and simmer over med-low for 30 minutes. If its too runny after that, remove cover and allow some of the juice to evaporate off before assembling.
  4. Place parchment paper over two large cookie sheets and place 12 biscuits, evenly spaced on them. Press biscuits out until they are the size of small saucers (about 6 inches across).
  5. Put 1/2 cup sloppy joe mix on each biscuit and some shredded cheese. Stretch remaining 12 biscuits to saucer size, place over sloppy joe's, crimp edges with fork to seal.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Melt butter while waiting (stovetop or microwave). Remove joe's after ten minutes, baste with melted butter and top with salt/pepper and more shredded cheese. Return to oven to finish cooking for add'l 3-5 minutes.

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About No Mess Sloppy Joe's

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtags: #sloppy, #JOE

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