Sloppy Joe Cups

March 18th is National Sloppy Joe Day!

Sometimes I will ask my husband, “what are you hungry for or what is something that you have been craving I haven’t made in a while?” Without fail, he ALWAYS responds with, “Sloppy Joes.”

Here are 5 facts about Sloppy Joes:

  1. Most believe the Sloppy Joe was first served in Havana, Cuba at the bar and café called “Sloppy Joe’s” in the early 1900s.
  2. The Sloppy Joe goes by many names, including Manwich, slush burger, yum yum, barbecue, dynamite, and even Sloppy Jane.
  3. “Sloppy Joes” were mentioned in several movies of the 1930s, Citizen Kane and even It’s a Wonderful Life. Even though it was not widely popular until the 1960s.
  4. In 1969, Hunt’s revolutionized the Sloppy Joe when it introduced its Manwich Sloppy Joe Sauce.
  5. Many say that a cook named Joe in Sioux City, Iowa, in the 1920s created a sandwich of  “loose meat” served in bread, hence where the “sloppy’ Joe came from.

I have shared with you my homemade Sloppy Joe recipe which can be found here. However, this recipe is a little different. Instead of putting the meat and sauce on a grilled hamburger bun, you bake the meat inside biscuit dough. They are super easy and the kids love them!

Sloppy Joe Cups




Fix Sloppy Joe sauce according to directions.

Preheat oven to 375°F.

In a 12-tin muffin pan, spray with cooking spray.

Flatten 1 out of the 8 biscuits with your fingers and firmly press dough in bottom and up the sides of each of each cup.


Spoon about 1/3 cup of the Sloppy Joe beef mixture into dough-lined cups.


Sprinkle each cup with about 1 tablespoon of shredded cheese.


Place muffin pan on the center rack of oven and bake for 17-20 minutes or until golden brown and cheese has melted.




  • Prepared Sloppy Joe recipe
  • 1-Jumbo 8-count package store-bought biscuit dough
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • vegetable spray


  1. Prepare Sloppy Joe meat mixture as directed. Here is my recipe.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray 8 of the muffin cups with vegetable spray.
  3. Separate dough into 8 biscuits, flatten slightly, and place each biscuit into greased regular-size muffin cups. Firmly press dough in bottom and up the sides of each cup.
  4. Spoon about 1/3 cup beef mixture into dough-lined cups.
  5. Sprinkle each cup with about 1 tablespoon shredded cheese.
  6. Bake for 17 to 20 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown and cheese is melted.


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