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Sloppy Joe Under a Bun Recipe

Sloppy Joe Under a Bun Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Sloppy Joe Under a Bun

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sstetzel User ID: 158954 237530
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."

ahmom User ID: 3426126 237378
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2015

"we liked it"

Medic 716 User ID: 4089259 225315
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2015

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

LeeLee224 User ID: 7433176 20414
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."

acooley1 User ID: 62623 86662
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!"

janeron User ID: 1726882 20410
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2012

"The beef part was very good but was overpowered by the too large amount of bread. Next time I'll use less."

TexasCookie User ID: 4277703 24411
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2011

"Good concept, turned out perfectly but the taste was a disappointment. Our family isn't the kind that likes everything super hot or spicy but we found this to be very bland. If I wanted to try this again I would have change the seasoning a lot."

rileylynda User ID: 5666187 68613
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2010

"My grandchildren love this recipe. So much so, that I double the ingredients to make a larger batch. I do add extra sauce, the kids love the sloppiness of the dish..."

Lacywoodcox User ID: 5523674 25888
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2010

"A huge Hit with my family!"

ashjoankahl User ID: 4663483 33357
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2009

"I use 2 lbs. of ground turkey and add an additional 1/3 cup of ketchup to the sauce. Evens out the bun to meat ratio. This is my husbands favorite meal. It makes even better leftovers!"

partridge User ID: 1426507 86661
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2009

"Sorry but I am not sure what the raves are about. I thought, after tasting it, that my sloppy joes tasted better IN the bun"

WW1946 User ID: 4170669 203126
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2009

"Ooo, what a brilliant idea! I will be making this recipe for our church potluck this coming Sunday and let you know how it turned out...I'm sure it will be a winner. Thanks for a great idea!"

villa66 User ID: 3394002 24410
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2009

"Re:Sloppy Joe Under a Bun

Sounds good but I would cut calories by using Red. Fat Bisquick and 2% cheese. I can't wait to make it for church luncheon. thanks PAchef"

scraps22001 User ID: 2174447 24409
Reviewed May. 19, 2009

"I fixed this last night... I didn't have the right amount of beef... so I just put it in an 9x9 baking dish I fixed the same amount of the bread stuff... way too much bread but it was good... will fix it again with the right amounts of everything...."

zucchini lady User ID: 2608427 49862
Reviewed May. 19, 2009

"we have "pot luck" dinners in the winter months while in our park in Fl. This will be on my list to make for one of these dinners - sounds so yummy! Thanks for sharing!"

AardvarkSis User ID: 1733931 68535
Reviewed May. 18, 2009

"I LOVE this recipe! I've used it for years! It takes the mess out of Sloppy Joes. I can even hide veggies, like bell peppers, onions and carrots, in the hamburger mix. Great recipe!"

donnaebec User ID: 3483385 25859
Reviewed May. 18, 2009

"Sounds great....... will try that!!!!!!"

tanalandrum User ID: 3220388 24401
Reviewed May. 18, 2009

"OOOH that sounds super good!"

BarbM67 User ID: 2901006 52602
Reviewed May. 18, 2009

"I do something such as this but instead of sloppy joe I use taco seasoning. After putting into casserole dish I top with lots of cheese and peppers, black olives and biscuit mix. Bake as above. To serve I top each helping with salsa and sour cream. I just call it "southwest bake"."

peach08 User ID: 163203 86659
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2008

"I think I will try making this sometime next week!!"

DarciJo User ID: 1537560 72179
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2008

"Perfect, quick and easy to pull together after getting home from work. Very tasty and kid friendly!"

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