No Mess Sloppy Joe Pockets Recipe


This yummy twist on the classic Sloppy Joe is sure to be a crowd pleaser. I know my teens gobble them up like they are going out of style. Great for making now and cooking later. This Sloppy Joe Pocket recipe lets you have everything you love about the tasty Sloppy Joe without all the messy slop! 

Sloppy Joe Pockets

Recipe makes 8 pockets


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1⁄4 cup chopped onion
  • 1⁄4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard
  • 3⁄4 cup ketchup
  • 3 teaspoons brown sugar
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can of 8 refrigerated biscuits


1. Heat oven to 375° F.

2. In a medium skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef, onion, and green pepper; drain off liquids.


3. Stir in the garlic powder, mustard, ketchup, and brown sugar; mix thoroughly. Reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

4. Press each biscuit into 6-inch round. Spoon 1/3 cup meat mixture and about 1 tablespoon cheese onto center of each round. Fold dough in half over filling; use a fork to seal. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.


5. Bake 9 to 14 minutes or until golden brown.

If you have hungry teens like me, you may want to double up this recipe. They will wipe them out quick!


  1. thriftymommagogo says

    I actually made sloppy joes last week and they were hugely sloppy. This would be better for sure. I will give them a try.
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  2. Doris Calvert says

    I love the taste of sloppy joes and have not made it for a few years because I always wind up wearing more than I eat! So this looks like an answer to my problem! Thank you

  3. seham merzib says

    thanks for the recipe, I bookmarked

  4. Treen Goodwin says

    oh wow these looks super delish , i will be trying these out for sure thanks so much for sharing !

  5. I love Sloppy Joes but never had any variations with the recipe before.This sounds really interesting and love that the mess is gone so I can make them for the grandkids.Thanks for posting another great recipe I love.

  6. kathy downey says

    double double

  7. kathy downey says

    Oh my these look so good,thanks so much for sharing

  8. These are great!! Might even end up on the dinner table tonight! We love sloppy joes!

  9. woohoo another great different idea I love it Thank you

  10. Almost looks like a Jamacian pattie

  11. kathy downey says

    Thanks for the recipe,I really want to try this.

  12. now this is clever!! i love the taste of sloppy joes but man the name says it all! hate the mess. definitely gonna give these a try since i havent had sloppy joes in forever. thanks for the recipe

  13. Lynda Cook says

    love this idea for a Friday or Saturday night, or a great after school snack!!

  14. Elva Roberts says

    I think this is a very sensible and non-messy way to make sloppy joes that sound delicious. Thank you for the recipe.

  15. Looks like a recipe the family will enjoy.

  16. Robert Wise says

    This looks really good; will have to try. I love home made sloppy joes.

  17. Alayne Langford says

    My kids love sloppy joes and they love beef patties. This combo should do the trick! Thanks! 🙂


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