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!

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30 Min
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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
red bell pepper, small dice
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


  • 1Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2Saute 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.
  • 3Add 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.
  • 4Place 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).
  • 5Put 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.
  • 6Bake 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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