Day 223. Unsloppy sloppy joes

2014-02-22 18.44.19Yesterday I made unsloppy sloppy joes for dinner. My coworkers and I were talking about it last week and I wanted to give it a go.

All you need is your sloppy joe mix (meat, spices, tomato sauce) and some canned biscuits.

First I made the sloppy joe mixture. I used turkey instead of beef because it’s cheaper, healthier, and I can’t tell the difference once the spices are covering it. As the meat was simmering, I got out the biscuits and started to flatten them. Once the mixture was ready I put spoonfuls of meat onto the biscuit and then pinched it together. I baked everything for 10 minutes and voila.

2014-02-22 18.46.04The contraption was good but boy was there a lot of biscuit. I think I’m going to need to find a biscuit or dough that doesn’t poof up so much. I had to add a bit more meat to my  meal as I went. Maybe I should roll out the dough more. Perhaps cutting the biscuits into smaller portions would help as well. And although 10 minutes was enough time to cook the biscuit, I felt it was a bit doughy. Gene said that was probably from the moisture of the sauce inside keeping the biscuit soft.

It tasted great but again, I would have liked a bit more meat. It is nice how un-messy this sloppy joe was and I’d like to  keep experimenting with how to make it the perfect little sloppy joe dumpling. I’d love to hear suggestions about how to improve it!

2 thoughts on “Day 223. Unsloppy sloppy joes

  1. Of course you probably knew that your mother would have an idea! I made something similar to this when I took home ec. way (way) back in Jr. High. Then I found the same recipe in a magazine a few years ago – I’ll have to look for it. Anyway, if I remember correctly, you spray Pam in a muffin tin. Next, you take one of the canned biscuits and put it in one of the muffin cups, pulling it up around the sides until the biscuit completely covers the cup (sort of like a pie crust). You fill it with sloppy joe mix and bake after all 12 cups of the muffin tin are filled. Each one resembles a small meat pie or meat tart. You can still easily eat it with your hands. You can also add cheese on top. If the biscuit part is too doughy, you could always bake just the biscuit part for 5 minutes,and then add the meat mixture and bake for 5 more minutes. Yummy!!!!

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