Sloppy Joe Biscuit Cups

Sloppy Joe Biscuit Cups
Diana Rattray
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 35 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
545 Calories
26g Fat
40g Carbs
38g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 545
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 34%
Saturated Fat 12g 62%
Cholesterol 118mg 39%
Sodium 853mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 38g
Calcium 573mg 44%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These little kid-approved biscuit cups contain a flavorful sloppy joe-style burger mixture. The filling is super easy to prepare, and the cups make a tasty lunch or dinner that the kids will love. The homemade ground beef mixture is perfectly seasoned with some onion, bell pepper, and garlic. Worcestershire sauce and some brown sugar give the mixture their signature sloppy joe flavor. All you need to make these creative muffin cup burgers is a can of refrigerated buttermilk biscuits and homemade sloppy joe filling.

Serve sloppy joe biscuit cups with a side of coleslaw and French fries or potato chips for a fabulous meal.


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil, optional
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar, or to taste
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tube refrigerated buttermilk biscuits (10-count)
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella, cheddar, or pepper jack cheese

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2.  Heat the oven to 400 F (200 C/Gas 6).

  3. Grease 10 muffin cups.

  4. Heat the oil in a large skillet or saute pan over medium heat. Crumble the ground beef into the skillet along with the onion and bell pepper.  Cook until it is no longer pink and the vegetables are tender, stirring frequently. Add the garlic and cook for another minute.

  5. Stir in the ketchup, water, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, and brown sugar. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. Taste and add salt and pepper, as needed.

  6. Separate the tube of biscuits and roll each one out to form a flattened circle (about 4 to 5 inches in diameter). Fit a biscuit round into each of the ten muffin cups, pressing over the bottoms and sides as far up as the dough will reach. Fill each cup with about 1/4 cup of the ground beef mixture. It's okay to mound it a bit if you have some surplus filling.

  7. Bake the sloppy joe cups for 12 to 13 minutes.

  8. Top with the shredded cheese and return the pan to the oven. Bake the sloppy joe biscuit cups for another 2 to 3 minutes, or until the cheese has melted.

Recipe Variations

  • Southwest Sloppy Joes: Replace the ketchup with thick salsa and omit the Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar. Add 1 teaspoon of chili powder and about 1/2 cup each of frozen corn and drained canned black beans along with the garlic.