Ask Michael what his very favorite food is and, chances are, he’ll tell you sloppy joes.  My man LOVES him some sloppy joes!  If I ask what he’d like for Saturday lunch, he will usually say sloppy joes.  It’s almost become a joke around our house!  To keep the kids from getting tired of them, I’ve even made sloppy joe nachos and sloppy joe tacos!

And then along come this beauty of a dish!  Everything you love about sloppy joes – without the mess!

I love to stuff things.  I make Stuffed Biscuits for breakfast.  I’ve made Green Eggs and Ham Turnovers (biscuits stuffed with green scrambled eggs and cubed ham).  I just love to stuff stuff.  And canned biscuits make an easy and delicious vessel for stuffing!

Unsloppy Joes

  • Sloppy Joe filling (recipe below)
  • 2 cans of large biscuits (the really GRAND ones!)

Sloppy Joe Filling

  • 2 pounds of ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and diced
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons of yellow mustard (Yes, the hot dog stuff!)
  • 1 1/2 cups of ketchup
  • 1/3 cup of firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • Salt to taste

Brown the ground beef with onions and bell pepper until meat is done and vegetables are tender.  Drain.  Return to medium heat, add all other ingredients, stir to combine, and heat until thickened.  Taste to see if you need more salt.  Allow the mixture to cool for 5-10 minutes before stuffing.

Flatten each biscuit in your hands, using your fingers to gently stretch each one.  It should be roughly double its usual size.


Holding a biscuit in your hand, place a spoonful of the filling in the middle.


Fold the biscuit over and pinch the edges shut, trying to seal all of the mixture inside.  Place on a parchment-lined (or sprayed) baking sheet,


Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes – or until biscuits are golden.


Well Duh #1:  You can TOTALLY use a can of Manwich for this!  I just don’t always have one in my pantry, so I came up with a recipe that I can use at any time.

Well Duh #2:  Let these cool for a few minutes before serving.  The filling is lava-hot!  You don’t want anybody to get burned.

Well Duh #3:  You can also add a little shredded cheddar to the meat mixture before stuffing it.  Soooooo good!

Well Duh #4:  If the biscuit tears while you’re stretching it, just press it back together.  I also wouldn’t advise rolling them out with a rolling pin unless adding a good bit of flour.

Well Duh #5:  This makes 16 stuffed pockets.  I had to use two baking sheets.  I cooked them at the same time – one on the bottom rack, one on the top – and just switched them every 8 minutes or so.  If you don’t switch them, the ones on the lower rack will burn on the bottom.

My family absolutely LOVES when I make these!  They’re basically Sloppy Joe Hot Pockets!  Michael especially loves that there’s almost always a little filling left over after stuffing the biscuits.  He takes care of that for me!  These are also awesome the next day packed in a lunchbox!