These Sloppy Cups, or Sloppy Joe Cups, are a fun, new way to enjoy Sloppy Joes. The kids love having their own little cups on their plates!
Sloppy Joe Cups
I got this idea from my good friend, Lexi. Her family grew up having these (her family actually calls them “bear claws” but I didn’t want to confuse anyone searching for pastries so we will call them Sloppy Joe Cups). They are delicious! It’s basically just a fun and different way to have Sloppy Joes. One of my favorite things about them is they aren’t quite as sloppy as Sloppy Joes but the kids gobble them up just the same! I love the taste of the biscuit with the sloppy Joe mix and the melted cheese over the top. Definitely worth a try if you are in the mood for a quick and easy (and cheap) dinner!
Life Outside the Bun
There are a lot of ways people are trying to live outside the bun these days. Not that we think there is anything wrong with a bun! But for those cutting carbs, using a lettuce leaf for one, or both, sides of your hamburger, it can be a tasty way to still take part in the backyard barbecue. However, in the case of these Sloppy Joe Cups, we’re not looking to change the carb count, we just love the idea of making something unique and fun based on a very traditional meal.
Sometimes all you need to take dinner from ordinary to super-exciting is to mix up one of the key ingredients. In this case, the bun. Just watch how much fun it is for kids to try something that seems just a little more creative than you usually serve.
Served on the Side
If you’re looking for a fabulous side dish to serve with your Sloppy Joe Cups, we have a few in mind. How about a fresh, crunchy KFC Coleslaw? Other ideas include our Grilled Fruit Kabobs with Key Lime Yogurt Dip, or a light, refreshing and delicious Easy Fruit Pizza. We have even more ideas for the best side dishes at your next barbecue here.
How To Make Sloppy Joe Cups
- In a large skillet, brown beef and onion. Add sloppy joe sauce and simmer on low heat for about 5 minutes.
- While beef mixture is simmering, open biscuit dough and press individual biscuits into a greased muffin tin forming a "cup".
- Place a scoop of beef mixture into the center of each biscuit cup and bake at 350-degrees for about 15-20 minutes (take them out when the edges are a deep, golden brown).
- Immediately top with cheese, then serve!