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Sloppy Joe Pie

To be honest, I don't hear many compliments on this dish...folks are always too busy eating! I developed the recipe by grabbing ingredients from my refrigerator and cupboards one "crunch time" when I needed an easy dish fast. —Kathy McCreary, Goddard, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    7 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (8-3/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 envelope sloppy joe mix
  • 2 tubes (6 ounces each) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1/3 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in tomato sauce, corn, water and sloppy joe seasoning; cook over medium heat until bubbly. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes; remove from heat and set aside.
  • Separate biscuits; flatten each to a 3-1/2-in. circle. Place milk and cornmeal in separate shallow bowls; dip both sides into milk and then into cornmeal. Place seven biscuits around the sides and three on the bottom of an ungreased 9-in. pie plate.
  • Press biscuits together to form a crust, leaving a scalloped edge around rim. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup cheese. Spoon meat mixture over cheese.
  • Bake until crust is deep golden brown, 20-25 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and, if desired, fresh parsley. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Craving barbecue? This recipe is even easier using premade (or leftover) barbecued pork or beef instead of the sloppy joe mix, beef and onion. Just add 12-16 ounces of precooked barbecued meat to the drained corn, and voila!
  • Use a disposable pie plate for easy clean up and portability.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 each: 371 calories, 17g fat (7g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 1174mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 19g protein.