Sloppy Joe Under a Bun Recipe
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Sloppy Joe Under a Bun Recipe

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I usually keep a can of sloppy joe sauce in the pantry, because our kids love sloppy joes. But sometimes I don't have buns on hand. With this fun casserole, we can still enjoy the flavor that they love in a flash. The bun-like top crust is made with biscuit mix, sprinkled with sesame seeds and baked until golden. -Trish Bloom, Ray, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) sloppy joe sauce
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups biscuit/baking mix
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 423 calories, 23g fat (12g saturated fat), 129mg cholesterol, 961mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in sloppy joe sauce. Transfer to a lightly greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish; sprinkle with cheese.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the biscuit mix, eggs and milk just until blended. Pour over cheese; sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Sloppy Joe Under a Bun in Quick Cooking May/June 1999, p27

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Reviewed Nov. 17, 2015

"This is a great, kid friendly recipe. My kids are in their 20's now and still love it. Sometimes I top this with frozen tater-tots instead of the biscuit mixture for something different."

Reviewed Nov. 15, 2015

"we liked it"

Reviewed Apr. 23, 2015

"Big hit in the house tonight. So simple and easy to make"

Reviewed Jun. 23, 2014

"I made this last night and it was a huge hit! I used 2 lbs of beef (by mistake, I forgot I wanted to save half for another meal) so I increased the bisquick and we had plenty leftover for another night. And that was after 3 out the 4 of us had seconds! Next time I make it, I think I'll double the recipe and freeze half of the meat mixture for later. Then I can just thaw it, add the cheese and Bisquick and have a quick, satisfying dinner on a busy night."

Reviewed Jul. 25, 2013

"This is a simple and tasty recipe that feeds a crowd. I would definitely make it again- it was a real people pleaser!"

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