This is a fun twist on a classic sandwich. You can use store bought biscuit dough and Sloppy Joe filling from a can but I make both from scratch so here are my recipes for both of those and then directions for putting it all together.
I often make the filling from leftovers so there are a lot of variations. I used leftovers from stuffed peppers this time, but I’ve also used chili before and even meat sauce for spaghetti. And these measurements are estimates.
-1/2 lb ground meat
-1/4 c onion
-2 tsp garlic
-1/4 c bell pepper
-can of tomato sauce
-salt and pepper to taste
-other things I commonly put in: cooked quinoa, cooked rice, corn, beans
- brown the meat with onion and garlic
- add tomato sauce, seasonings, and anything else
-2 c flour
-2 Tbs sugar
-1/4 tsp salt
-1 tsp baking powder
-1/2 c shortening
-1/3 c milk
- mix dry ingredients
- cut up shortening in dry mix with two knifes into pea sized or smaller pieces
- add milk and egg slowly stirring it in
- knead gently 18 times
Now, form the dough into little bowl – like shapes, this recipe makes about 12 that are 2 in in diameter, leaving about a quarter of the dough to cover them with after. Then split the filling between them, add cheese, I sprinkled mozzarella, spread out the dough to cover the little bowls pinching the edges together. Bake for 10 min at 400 degrees.
These are a favorite of ours! Bon appetite!