Sloppy Joe Biscuit Cups

A post from Kelli–

Since having Georgia, I’ve been up at mom and dad’s quite a bit to help watch the childcare kids.  One would think that if I’m going up to their house often, I’d be seeing lots of them, but unfortunately this isn’t quite the case.  So I’ve also been coming up on other days or coming up a day before watching the kids, or staying a day after.  Either way, I’m up at mom and dad’s a lot!  With Jason working lots, we always joked that I’d be hanging at mom’s the majority of my maternity leave anyways….and I’m actually quite happy about it.

Before I come up, especially if I’m going to be gone for a few days, I try to make a supper or something for Jason so that he doesn’t have to eat pot pies or fries for supper…Also because if he’s super tired or had a really long, hard day, he’ll just come in and go to sleep without supper.

A week or so ago, I was planning on coming up on a Sunday and staying until Tuesday.  But before I left, I whipped up a batch of sloppy Joe Biscuit cups because I know that Jason loves them!

They are seriously one of the most simple things I can make–And they are great!  Especially appealing to kids!

Lots of times, I’ll just use two cans of refrigerator biscuits, but since I was home and had time, I made them with homemade biscuits.  You can find mom’s recipe for them here

When making these with canned biscuits, I use two for each muffin hole.

Here’s the rest of the recipe:

First start by browning two pounds of hamburger and make it into sloppy joe or maid rite meat.  I make mine with ketchup, brown sugar, liquid smoke, and worcestershire sauce of varying amounts depending on what I have on hand.  You could also use canned Manwich too.  However you make sloppy joes, just make two pounds of hamburger into that.

Next, spray a muffin tin.  Place two canned biscuits dough sections or one biscuit’s worth of cut out dough into each muffin space.  Press it out so that it covers the bottom and up the sides of the muffin hole.  Next, spoon the sloppy joe meat onto each of the biscuits.  Sprinkle with cheese and cook according to your biscuits directions whether that be according to the package or the recipe you chose to make.  Sometimes I end up cooking them just a bit longer to make sure that the dough underneath the meat is cooked through.

AND THAT’S IT!  Supper can be done in just a few minutes–especially if using the refrigerator biscuits and if you are able to have the hamburger already cooked up!

We always joke that Jason eats like an 8 year old–and this recipe proves that is still true!!!

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8 thoughts on “Sloppy Joe Biscuit Cups

  1. Pat Dearth

    Love this idea. I make sloppy joes often at our house. I am going to try this.
    You and and your siblings are a blessing to your Mom and Dad. Our family is close as well. But you guys deserve a medal for the way everyone pitches in to help out. I think its great.

  2. Mary Ann Mettler

    Thanks for the recipe – nice to have something quick and easy. Also thanks to you girls for all you do for your mom and dad. You are very much appreciated and your babies are adorable. It is so nice that you plan and have been able to spend time with your parents.

  3. Jeri Niksich

    On my goodness I haven’t even thought of Maid Rite’s in years let alone had one! Another thing I miss about my home state!
    Jeri twice removed Iowan.

  4. Gloria

    Kelli , Jason is so cute! (Based on how he looked holding Georgia Grace in a couple pictures.) Your Sloppy Joe biscuits sound very good. Might have to whip some up for my son and husband (both are WAY older than you and Jason) who eat like 8 year olds. Drive Safe! Gloria

  5. Candi

    Kelli, thanks for the idea. I’m always stumped trying to come up with something to make. I never thought about putting sloppy joes in the biscuits. I’ll certainly try this. Take care. Love, hugs and prayers coming your way.

  6. Donna

    This sounds delish! ill have to remember these for when I have the grands over!

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