Tender biscuits filled with a saucy Sloppy Joe ground beef filling make Sloppy Joe Pockets a delicious game day food for your Super Bowl party, on-the-go snack or hot lunch that’s fun for kids! An easy homemade Sloppy Joe filling makes every bite of these portable pockets ever so tasty!
Sloppy Joe Pockets Recipe
Do you love those saucy juicy Sloppy Joe sandwiches from your childhood? Me too! But I’m not a fan of that canned beef mixture. Our homemade ground beef filling is so delicious and easy to make you won’t know why you ever used that canned stuff. Ground beef combines with just a few basic kitchen ingredients to make a saucy beef mixture that fills these tender biscuit pockets making bite size stuffed sloppy joes.
You will love our Sloppy Joe Pockets with biscuits for this weekend’s Super Bowl get together and they’re fun for kids as an on the go hot mess-free lunch. And you can make the filling ahead, refrigerate and then bake into sloppy joe hot pockets when you’re ready!
What is a Sloppy Joe sandwich?
The sloppy joe sandwich is a mixture of ground beef,cooked with onions, tomato sauce or ketchup and Worcestershire sauce and other seasonings too. This saucy beef mixture is typically served on a hamburger bun.
Where does Sloppy Joe originate from?
Also referred to as a “loose meat sandwich”, the sloppy joe’s origin is said to be associated with a cook named Joe in Souix City, Iowa. Back in the 1930’s, Joe added tomato sauce to his loose meat sandwiches and the “Sloppy Joe’ was born. Although there are several stories of the origin of this sandwich making it’s origin somewhat “sloppy” and who really knows the true origin?
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Ingredients you will need to make this recipe
- ground beef
- tomato sauce
- brown sugar
- Worcestershire sauce
- kosher salt
- sesame seeds
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Tender biscuits filled with a saucy Sloppy Joe filling make Sloppy Joe Pockets a delicious on-the-go snack, fun for kids lunch or game day food for your Super Bowl party! An easy homemade Sloppy Joe filling makes every bite of these portable pockets ever so tasty!
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and cook ground beef, onion, garlic, kosher salt and pepper until beef is browned, stirring occasionally.
Stir in tomato sauce, brown sugar and Worcestershire and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat and let mixture cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes. I recommend transferring mixture to a bowl to cool faster than keeping it in the skillet.
Preheat oven to 350F.
On lightly floured surface, roll each biscuit dough into a 5 1/2″ diameter circle.
Arrange filling (about a heaping ¼ cup per pocket) in lower center of each dough circle to within 1-inch of edge.
Fold dough over filling to make a pocket and seal edges with fork.
Arrange pockets a baking sheet. Brush tops with melted butter and sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired.
Bake 15-18 minutes or until golden and baked through.