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How To Make Easy And Delicious Baked Sloppy Joe Cups

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These tasty baked sloppy joe cups are inexpensive and easy to make with a muffin pan.

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I’m always looking for easy recipes to make that come together quickly and that also have leftovers.

There are just two of us in the house, so it makes it easier to have leftovers.

That way I only have to cook every other night!

One of my go to recipes is this slow cooker classic chili recipe. I also love to make foil wrapped dinners.

There are so many options and they come out really tender.

Plus you have your your meat, potatoes and veggies all in one!

Sloppy Joe’s are something I grew up eating.

We were a family of five on a tight budget so this fit the bill perfectly.

Also, all three of us kids liked it, which is no easy feat!

This Sloppy Joe recipe takes a twist on the classic Sloppy Joe sandwich, making it like an open faced sandwich. 

baked sloppy joe cups


Ingredients Needed For Baked Sloppy Joe Cups

  • 1 lb Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 Can Sloppy Joe Sauce (15 oz)
  • 2/3 cup Monterey Jack and Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Can Refrigerated Texas-Style Biscuits (12 oz)
  • Onion and Pepper (optional)

I’ve attached an easy printable recipe card below. Though this is so easy you will have it memorized I’m sure!

I will say my store was out of
“Manwich” Sloppy Joe sauce, so I bought the store brand.

I do recommend buying Manwich if you can. It definitely has a better flavor.

sloppy joe sauce

My daughter doesn’t like onions or peppers, so I left those out.

But they would definitely give this Sloppy Joe recipe more flavor. 

sloppy joe mixture in pan

When pressing the biscuits into the muffin tin, be careful not to create any holes in the muffin.

You want to make sure all the yummy Sloppy Joe mixture stays inside the biscuit.

biscuits in muffin tin

Try not to overfill the biscuits. You can fit a surprisingly good amount into this little cup.

sloppy joes in muffin tin

Add your favorite cheese and enjoy! We used a blend of monterey jack and cheddar and the flavors were perfect with the sauce.

baked sloppy joe on plate with fork

I plan to try this same recipe using chicken and gravy.

It will be like miniature chicken pot pies. Doesn’t that sound yummy?

For even more Sloppy Joe recipes, I’m teaming up with a great group of bloggers to celebrate National Sloppy Joe Day!

There are so many tasty and unique recipes shared below. Enjoy!

Celebrating National Sloppy Joe Day!

sloppy joe cup on plate

Easy And Delicious Baked Sloppy Joe Cups

Yield: 8 Cups
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These hearty baked sloppy joe cups can be made in under 30 minutes making them easy for a weeknight meal. They use just 4 ingredients so they are budget-friendly as well.


  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 can sloppy joe sauce 15 oz
  • 2/3 cup shredded cheddar and monterey jack cheese
  • 1 can refrigerated Texas-style buttermilk biscuits 12 oz


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. *Heat large skillet over medium-high heat; cook beef 7 minutes or until beef is no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Drain.
  3. Add Sloppy Joe sauce; cook 1 minute more or until hot.
  4. Carefully Press 1 biscuit into bottom and up sides of each medium muffin cup.
  5. Place 1/4 cup meat mixture in each cup.
  6. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown.
  7. Sprinkle cheese evenly over top of each cup.
  8. Let stand 1 minute or until cheese softens.
  9. Carefully remove from pan.


*You will have extra sloppy joe meat mixture left. You can freeze this. Also, the recipe calls for onion but I left that out as my daughter does not eat onions. You can also add green peppers if you like.

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 446 caloriesCarbohydrates: 41 carbsg

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Cheese Curd In Paradise

Saturday 28th of March 2020

My kiddos would love these- what an excellent weeknight meal! I can't wait to make them.

Shannon Molnar

Monday 23rd of March 2020

My husband was just talking about how much he missed sloppy joe’s from his childhood. I’m definitely going to try making these! I love the idea of the biscuits. Mmmmm!


Thursday 19th of March 2020

There are so many reasons to eat these! After school snack, for dinner, watching games or a movie, or during times like this where kids are home and need something to do. I bet they'd like to help make these, too!

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Wednesday 18th of March 2020

This definitely a convenient recipe that I'm sure kids would love!

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