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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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!"

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