Hip Grandma’s Sloppy Joe Biscuit Cups!

Don’t let the name fool you. .  these aren’t your granny’s sloppy joe’s!  These are Sloppy Joe’s in a biscuit!! What could be better? Sometimes, I love eating food where you don’t need a fork and a knife! I’m ghetto- fabulous like that. 

Recently, when I was in Dallas, my friend’s dear sister (Hye-Jin Nam) hosted a get-together and made a TON of delicious food. There were like 50 kids there running around, the usual chaos and fighting over balloons (:P), crying and wait, I don’t think any blood was shed. .  but damn, it didn’t matter. There was so much yummy food. Hye-Jin made these Sloppy Joe biscuits. .  which were divine!  I ate two and would have went for a 3rd but I figured I should let others eat some too.

These are great for apps or snacks, for a party or get-together when you have a lot of people over and great for the kids too. Mine mostly ate the sloppy joe beef. .  I had some left over and they polished off all the meat & veggies while these were in the oven.

The recipe is from Pillsbury (ain’t nothing wrong with that) plus Hye-Jin shared with me another recipe here to make the sloppy joe ground beef mixture a little more flavorful. I added a few more ingredients and adjusted some things so I hope you give this one a try and enjoy! I might try these with croissant rolls next time! Why not?

Sloppy Joe Biscuit Cups!


(you can adjust the measurements how you like; I added a lot of veggies into my mixture!)

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped mushrooms (I used white mushrooms)
  • 1 cup ketchup (and maybe a teeny bit more to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown rice vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Season with salt (if needed)
  • 2 cans Pillsbury® Grands!® Homestyle refrigerated buttermilk biscuits (Makes 10 biscuits)
  • 1 cup shredded pepper Jack or Cheddar cheese (or more. I say, go crazy with the cheese!)


  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. In 10-inch skillet or wok, cook ground beef until browned. (Drain if needed; if you get really lean ground beef, you won’t need to).
  3. Add onion, mushrooms, garlic and bell pepper over medium-high heat until everything is thoroughly cooked; drain.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Stir in ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, mustard, pepper and brown sugar.
  6. Season with ground cloves and salt. Mix.
  7. Separate dough into 10 biscuits; place each biscuit in an un-greased regular-size muffin pan.
  8. 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. (I did not do this.)
  9. Spoon about 1/3 cup (or more) beef mixture into dough-lined cups.
  10. Sprinkle each biscuit with 1 tablespoon of shredded cheese.
  11. Bake for about 17 to 20 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown and cheese is melted.
  12. I know it’ll be hard, but wait for these to cool completely before removing from your muffin pan.

Hip Foodie Mom: Sloppy Joe Biscuit Cups, yo!


8 thoughts on “Hip Grandma’s Sloppy Joe Biscuit Cups!

  1. Aww! I love it! I feel so special and a little famous. Lol. It was so great seeing you and the girls. I’m going to have another one of those fun parties when MiJin is here for Christmas. Let us know when and if you’ll be in town. Love you girl!!!

    PS loving your blog sister!

    • Thanks Hye Jin! and you know what? These were better the next day. After I heated them up, the biscuit was softer and I added more cheese. . so the biscuit didn’t feel too heavy for me the next day- don’t know why! And yes, we will be there for Christmas! see you then!

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