Are you looking to add a new and exciting dish to your dinner collection? Our Sloppy Joe Casserole is a delicious twist on the classic sloppy joe sandwich, providing a convenient and flavorful option for busy weeknights.
With a golden brown biscuit topping and layers of savory goodness, this easy-to-make casserole is sure to become a family favorite!
Psst. If you have leftover ground beef, be sure to check out my best patty melt recipe.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- Quick and Easy: Perfect for busy nights, this easy dinner comes together in just a few simple steps for an easy weeknight meal.
- Family-Friendly: A surefire hit with the whole family, combining the flavors of a traditional sloppy joe filling with the comfort of a casserole.
- Versatile Ingredients: Made with simple ingredients, you can easily customize with your favorite variations, such as ground turkey or chicken for a lighter option.
- Crispy Topping: The biscuit mix creates a golden brown and crispy layer that adds a delightful texture to every bite.
This is one of those easy recipes you will make again and again.
By the way, this recipe has less carbs than a traditional sloppy joe because there is only bread on one side of the sloppy joe.
If you love sloppy joes as much as we do, be sure to try this Sloppy Joe Hand Pies recipe.
Ingredients for this easy sloppy joe casserole recipe
- Ground beef
- Chopped onion
- Sloppy joe sauce (like Manwich sauce)
- Cheddar cheese shredded
- Biscuit mix
- Butter or margarine for greasing
Full list in recipe card.
- baking dish
How to make homemade sloppy joes casserole
Heat oven to 400°
Step 1 - In a large skillet, brown ground beef and onion. While the beef is cooking, mix together the biscuit mix and milk until blended. Set aside.
Step 2 - When the beef is brown, drain it completely. Add sloppy joe sauce to the beef and heat through. Lightly rub butter or margarine on the sides and bottom of the casserole dish.
Place the ground beef mixture in a casserole dish.
Step 3 - Layer with shredded cheese over the meat mixture.
Step 4 - Pour the biscuit batter on top of the cheese.
Step 5 - Ensure that the batter is covering the meat mixture.
Bake in the oven for 20–25 minutes until the bread is golden brown.
Tips for the Best Results
- Use a 10-inch nonstick skillet for easy cleanup.
- Customize with ground turkey or chicken for a leaner option.
- Serve with a side salad or green beans for a well-rounded meal.
This is one of those hamburger casserole recipes that you will want to keep around when you need a quick dinner idea. If you want to make everything from scratch, there is a great recipe for homemade sloppy joe sauce from Ree here.
Substitutions and Variations
- Experiment with different cheese varieties, like mozzarella or pepper jack.
- Add diced green bell pepper or red bell pepper for an extra burst of flavor.
- Try a Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole variation by layering crispy tater tots on top.
FAQs About This Recipe
Absolutely! Ground chicken or turkey can be substituted for beef for a lighter option.
Store any remaining casserole in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat in the oven for the best results.
While it's best enjoyed fresh, you can freeze leftovers for up to three months. Be sure to wrap it well in aluminum foil or plastic wrap.
More great casserole recipes
Sloppy Joe Casserole Recipe
- 1 pound ground beef
- 2 tablespoons chopped onion
- 1 cup sloppy joe sauce
- 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
- 1 cup biscuit mix
- 1 cup milk
- 1-2 teaspoons butter or margarine for greasing
- Preheat oven to 400°
- In a frying pan, brown onion and ground beef.
- While beef is cooking, mix together biscuit mix and milk until blended. Set aside.
- When beef is brown, drain completely.
- Add sloppy joe sauce to beef and heat through.
- Lightly rub butter or margarine sides and bottom of casserole dish.
- Place ground beef mixture in casserole dish.
- Layer with shredded cheese.
- Pour the biscuit batter over cheese.
- Bake in oven 20-25 minutes until bread is golden brown.
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