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.
The 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!