Biscuit Joes

I tried cooking ahead again this week.  Having something mostly ready for supper sure makes cooking after working at the house in the evening manageable.  Many nights Hubby comes in from work at 5:15 and we are both in the truck and on the way to the house by 5:30.  We work at the house a few hours then we’re back home by 8:30 or  9pm.  By then I am pooped.  I certainly don’t feel like cooking.

Earlier in the day I got things together so I could make these….Biscuit Joes.

They are super simple:

Just fix 1 pound of sloppy joe (or maid-rites) by browning the hamburger and making it into sloppy joes.  I use whatever I have…sometimes a can mix like Manwich-sometimes just BBQ sauce -sometimes ketchup, brown sugar, and vinegar with some spices.  However you typically make your sloppy joe mix is a just fine method.  If you’re going the easy route, go with Manwich.

When you’re ready to eat open a pack of refrigerator biscuit mix.  Lightly spray your cupcake tin.  Flatten a biscuit with your fingers and stick it in the cupcake hole making the biscuit go up the side.  Put a glob of sloppy joe mix on top and sprinkle cheese on top of that.  Pop them in a 350 degree oven for 10-15 minutes until golden.

They are great severed with a salad, chips and baked beans.  My kids always loved these…still do.

Since I’ve been cooking ahead I made the meat mix earlier in the day and just made them up that evening.

A little funny aside.  Growing up in Minnesota Hubby and knew the meat as Sloppy Joes.  Once we moved to Iowa we saw signs for “Maid-rites”.  We had no idea what a maid-rite was..we later found out that they are pretty much the same thing.  So curiously, where are you from and what do you call these?

16 thoughts on “Biscuit Joes”

  1. too funny , Maid-Rite sounds like someone who would clean your home !!
    You are working way too hard, hon, but you are going to have a wonderful house someday!

  2. In North Dakota, we call them sloppy joes. A friend of mine calls them “slush burgers”. :) I think I would have to eat at 5:15 instead of late at night. I agree with the previous post–you all are working too hard! But I’m sure the house will be lovely when you finish.

    For my sloppy joes, I make them with my husband’s grandmother’s recipe: 1 lb. hamburger, 1 can of chicken gumbo soup, 1/2 cup ketchup, 1 teaspoon mustard, 1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon brown sugar. Yum!

  3. We always called them Sloppy Joes. We went to visit a couple Aunts in Pennsylvania and they said they were making “BBQ burger”. It was Sloppy Joes. Funny how other areas call them different things.

  4. In Missouri where I grew up we called them sloppy joes. I now live in Central Texas and I still call them sloppy joes. lol but I think the locals call them sloppy joes too.

  5. I’m in Illinois and we call them sloppy joes. However, growing up there was a Maid-Rite in my hometown. No tomato in a Maid -Rite. I think they are similar to a loose meat sandwich. (Tom Arnold and Roseanne Barr had a restaurant in Iowa.)

  6. Just had this discussion last weekend when our family was all here. I said we were have maid rites – the Minnesota grandchildren had no idea until I said sloppy joes, the western Iowa Grankids were still confused as they call them Taverns(crazy Dutch!) So yep – now I have to say all three – maid rites/sloppy joes/taverns.

  7. Betty Woodlee

    In Kentucky the are sloppy joes! Best of luck on finishing the house. I’m so glad it’s not me that is doing all that work. Love to read about you updates. I have never tried the biscuits and cheese sloppy joes. Think I will make these this winter when friends get together to cheer UK to a win!

  8. My grandma calls them crumble burgers. My kids like hers better than my sloppy joes. . . .even though it is the SAME recipe! They swear she does something better or different, I think they just sense the grandma love in them!

  9. In PA, these are Sloppy Joes! I’ve never heard of Maid-rites. I’m going to have to look at the link from Diannia about the history – that’s such a funny name! I’ve made these “Sloppy Joe Cups” for years – we made them a lot when the kids were little. I think I need to make them again!

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