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Sloppy Joe Biscuits thanks to the Pillsbury Commercial

Posted by on November 19, 2012

It doesn’t get much easier than this…

Well folks, another Bengals away game is in the books and another Sunday Funday recipe is in my stomach.  As you know, our last experiment with cheeseburger eggrolls was a pretty big flop.  I avoided such risky endeavors this week.

Thanks to a Pillsbury commercial, we are back in the good-tasting and appealing-looking food creation world.  If you saw the commercial then you know what’s coming… Sloppy Joe Biscuit Thingys.  The commercial talks about some Sloppy Joe Pocket things, but the first recipe I came to on their website was for Sloppy Joe Biscuit Cups.  Good enough for me.  You can find the recipe w/comments and about a thousand other bizarre uses for biscuits here.  I’ll just share with you what I did (which is, of course, take out all the nasty crap like onions and peppers)

So here we go… Sloppy Joe Biscuits


¾ lb ground beef

¼ cup ketchup

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1/8 teaspoon pepper

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury® Grands!® Homestyle refrigerated buttermilk biscuits

½ cup shredded pepper Jack or Cheddar cheese (2 oz)


Half way there…

1. Heat oven to 375°F. In 10-inch skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and brown sugar.

2. Separate dough into 8 biscuits; place each biscuit in ungreased regular-size muffin cups (2 3/4×1 1/4 inches). Firmly press dough in bottom and up side of each cup, forming 1/4-inch rim. If desired, brush tops and sides of biscuits with an egg wash before baking. To make the egg wash, beat 1 egg yolk and 1/4 teaspoon water until well blended.

3. Spoon about 1/3 cup beef mixture into dough-lined cups. Sprinkle each biscuit with 1 tablespoon shredded cheese.

4. Bake 17 to 20 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown and cheese is melted.



All I can say is these little puppies taste pretty amazing.  The only thing I would change if I made them again (which I will) is add more ketchup and Worcestershire sauce as my final product wasn’t very “sloppy”.  I think I used closer to a pound of ground beef and it threw off the numbers.

Eat and be manly.


(If you like this recipe, you’ll also love cheeseburger crescent roll casserole.  Get the recipe and read about our try at making it here.)

11 Responses to Sloppy Joe Biscuits thanks to the Pillsbury Commercial

  1. DeeDee

    I plan on making these tonight but I bought Manwich. Think thats ok?

    • Coop

      I think that should work just fine! Let us know how it goes!

      • bigt

        I just made these using Manwich….ammmmmazing!

        • Amber James

          Did u follow the exact recipe.

          • Coop

            Ehh I tried to follow it pretty closely, but I know my stuff was a little too dry. Comments on here said Manwich works great, but I hate onions, and I wanted more control. I’d say if you follow the exact recipe you’ll have a great treat. The proportion of meat to sloppiness has to be right. If I made it tomorrow I’d make sure mine was a little sloppier. Thanks for reading my post and babbling! I never thought I’d have this much attention for it!

  2. Chris

    Great stuff… But you hate onions… Really? Doesn’t that rule out most traditional meaty, manly recipes? (Meatloaf, Swedish Meatballs, every Italian dish ever made.)

    • Coop

      This is a good point… It’s a struggle to figure out if the recipe would still be good without onions or if I should skip trying to make it. I guess I should just learn to like onions!

  3. Jennifer Humphreys

    Your blog came up in my Google search, looking anxiously for the yummy looking sloppy joe biscuit thingys. I must say that you my friend, literally made me LOL. I am a single mother to a 6 year old boy and you’ve inspired me to cook up some manly foods and raise him the right way darnit! ;) Haha Happy eating, thanks for the laugh! Jennifer H.

    • Coop

      Thanks Jennifer! We love the encouragement!! Hope you’ll come back from time to time. I’m sure you’ll raise up a fine boy!

  4. Mindy

    My fiancé absolutely loves these! Thank you for the idea! So easy to make, and much less messy than the “real thing”. I add in fresh onion, garlic, green pepper and a tomato (all diced in a food processor) so it’s got a little on the healthy side. Oh and a little zippy BBQ sauce. Thanks again!

  5. tracy maj

    I hate onions too… with a sever hatred…. I just strain the sauce. they came out great using manwhich.

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