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Sloppy Joe Biscuit Cups

Sloppy Joe Biscuit CupsKids and adults love these fun-to-eat, tasty sloppy Joe cups. Makes great casual party food that's easy to prepare.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound lean ground beef
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup prepared barbecue sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (12-ounce) can refrigerated flaky buttermilk biscuits
5 slices cheddar cheese, quartered

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C).
  2. In large nonstick skillet, brown ground beef, celery, onion and bell pepper over medium heat 6 minutes or until outside surface of beef is no longer pink, breaking beef up into 1/2-inch crumbles. Pour off drippings. Stir in barbecue sauce and salt. Simmer, uncovered, 2 to 3 minutes stir occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile place 1 biscuit into each of 10 ungreased standard-sized muffin cups press dough firmly onto bottoms and up sides of cups. Spoon approximately 1/4-cup beef mixture into each biscuit cup.
  4. Bake in 400°F (205°C) oven 10 to 12 minutes or until edges of biscuits are golden brown. Arrange 2 pieces of cheese on top of each biscuit cup. Continue baking 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Let stand 1 minute. Loosen edges of biscuit cups before removing from pan.

Makes 10 biscuit cups.

Tip: American processed cheddar or Colby Jack cheese may be substituted for cheddar.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of The Beef Checkoff.