BBQ Sloppy Joe Muffins

BBQ SLoppy Joe easy family favorite! Great weeknight meal!

These BBQ Sloppy Joe Muffins can be whipped up in no time and will for sure be a family favorite!

Weeknight dinners at my house test my patience in a major way.

Forget the fact that getting us all home at the same time and sitting down at the table is a minor miracle…

But finding a meal that isn’t met with complaints or “constructive criticism” is basically like spotting a Yeti.


Get me?

So when I come across dinner ideas that are easy (yay me) and tasty (yay them) I keep them in the rotation.

And when I first started sharing dinner ideas here and there on my site I promised to only share meals that we actually eat on the regular.

With that said, I know I’m not reinventing the wheel here with these BBQ Sloppy Joe Muffins, but we do eat these, and we love them. So there’s that.


They’re uber simple. Just chop up a little onion and cook it with some chopped meat and garlic.


Meanwhile flatten some canned biscuits.

I have tried this recipe with homemade biscuit dough and it’s not really worth all the trouble. But please, if you prefer homemade dough, feel free.


Place the flattened biscuits in a sprayed muffin pan like this…


Mix your cooked meat with a little BBQ sauce…


And scoop it into the muffins…


Then top with cheese.


Pop them in the oven for just a few minutes and bam! Dunzo!


We also like these mixed with Marinara sauce instead of BBQ and topped with mozzarella for an Italian muffin cup. Simple and totally adaptable!


Hope you like them too!


BBQ Sloppy Joe Muffins
serves 5
  • 1 (7.5 oz) can biscuits (10 count)
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • ¾ cup chopped onion (1 small onion)
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp seasoned salt (or salt and pepper to taste)
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1½ cups grated cheddar cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Spray muffin tin with cooking spray. Roll out each biscuit until it's approximately 5" in diameter. Line each muffin tin with flattened biscuit.
  3. In large skillet cook ground beef, onion and garlic until meat is cooked through and onions are soft. Add in the seasoned salt and stir to combine. Drain excess fat if necessary.
  4. Mix in BBQ sauce and heat until warm.
  5. Fill each biscuit with a few tablespoons of meat mixture, filling each cup top the top.
  6. Sprinkle each filled muffin with cheese.
  7. Bake for 10-15 minutes until edges of biscuit are golden and cheese is melted.
  8. Serve warm.


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sue/the view from great island

Made the big mistake of reading this post BEFORE dinner…now nothing will live up to these!


Hi Shelly- I love this and my boys will love this! Will you please link this to Friday Favorites that goes live on Thursday night! I love the short ingredient list! laura


Would love to make them! But, can u advise what option or alternative i can use instead of biscuits, and the recipe please. Thank you!


These look delicious. Like real yummy comfort food that you could put with chips or waffles but would be equally good with a salad =)

Cyndi B

You can also add a little taco seasoning to the meat and top with salsa and chees. When they come out,add a little dollop of sour cream or guacamole. Mexican cups!

Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

I am in complete awe that you made these look good! I just shot my first mini meatloaf, which is similar, and that stuff just ain’t pretty. BUT, you somehow made me want sloppy joes for breakfast! Pinned!

Cookbook Queen

My boys would totally love these!!!

Heather @ Shards of Lavender

Yum! My mom used to make something similar, so thanks for stirring my memory. Pinned to make for my family; I think you’ve found your Yeti! I would think mixing the meat(or chicken) with wing sauce and topping with blue cheese would be delicious too!

Jane @ Handiworking

So many people to share these with besides the family … book club, work crew, potluck. They look and sound amazing!


I do something similar with Italian sausage, pizza cups. Yours sounds great. I can’t wait to try it.

Lori @ RecipeGirl

What a great, creative recipe!


Have you tried freezing these? Do they work? They look great can’t wait to try!

Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen

I have a serious obsession with sloppy joes. These are so fun.


Made these last night for my crew and they devoured them. My 18 year old son ate 5 and let me know between shoving them in his face that they were a definite “do again”. The other 2 slightly classier kids in the gang agreed as did the Hubs. Thank You, it’s not often they are all happy.

Carla Y

These sound amazing!!! What would you recommend serving with them?


I don’t get the canned biscuits? We don’t have anything like that in Australia,is it a scone type mix? Tia!


These are so yummy! I shared a similar recipe on my blog a few months ago – thanks for reminding me of these – I think Ill add them to next weeks meal plan 🙂

Anna N

These were a hit tonight! My teen boys loved them! We brainstormed variations for the future & thought we could even use mini muffins as appetizers! Thanks!

Laurel C

My kids would love these! Need to make some different varieties and freeze them for the days that time for making dinner isn’t available!


I put that recipe in my son school cook book 18 yrs ago I also use sausages I make breakfast in a bowl it has eggs bacon or turkey sausage cheese you also can flat the biscuit out put the the meat then cheese fold it over like a turn over any way you choose to do it is easy and taste very good

kendall evans

Do u use only BBQ sause or BBQ sause and sloppy Joe sause? Also what kind of sides???

kendall evans

Thank you!!!

Carole Dorland

As I live by myself, I make up several different meat mixtures (Mexican, Italian and BBQ, can also use sausage)) and freeze in small containers. You can also use soft tortillas, pie crust or filo sheets. You can make them ahead (leave off cheese till reheating) and freeze. I love recipes like this, few ingredients and easy to make!


I made these last night, & we loved them! So yummy & easy to make. Can’t wait to try Italian & Mexican versions.


I used to make these 30+ years ago for my boys and they loved them. Thanks for reminding me of how easy and tasty they are. My recipe came from Pillsbury and I think they were a Pillsbury Bake Off recipe.


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