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 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 237378
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2015

"we liked it"

Medic 716 225315
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2015

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

LeeLee224 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 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 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 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 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 25888
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2010

"A huge Hit with my family!"

ashjoankahl 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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