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Sloppy Joe Cornbread Bake

Sloppy Joe Cornbread Casserole – a hearty and comforting dinner with classic homemade sloppy joe topped with sweet cornbread for a delicious and easy dinner any night of the week!

When I was a kid we had sloppy joes for dinner every couple of weeks. They were just such a classic dinner and so easy to feed a large crowd. Now I never think to make them, but when I do everyone loves them and we all want them again soon!

This casserole takes my favorite homemade sloppy joes I grew up with and turns it into a casserole, so no buns required!

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If you love Sloppy Joes, you will not want to miss these fun variations for a Taco Sloppy Joe or a Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joe!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Super easy you can throw together on a busy night and have a comforting meal the whole family will love.
  • You can mix it up and make it your own. Want to lighten it up? Use ground turkey. Love bell peppers? Add them in! Want it spicy? Add jalapeno or cayenne pepper to the sauce.
  • A hearty meal that makes for great leftovers, so feel free to double the recipe and have lunch for the next few days!
sloppy joe casserole ingredients

What You’ll Need

  • Ground Beef
  • Onion
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Sugar
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Jiffy Cornbread Mix
  • Egg
  • Milk
  • Cheddar Cheese
spreading cornbread batter over sloppy joes

How To Make Sloppy Joe Casserole

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  1. Start by browning the ground beef and onion together until it is cooked through and the onions are soft. Drain away any of the grease that is in the skillet.
  2. Add the tomato sauce, ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, salt and pepper and simmer for 5-6 minutes, until all the flavors start to blend together. Taste and adjust the seasonings if desired.
  3. Mix together the cornbread mix, milk, and egg in a bowl until well blended. Add the cheese and mix to combine.
  4. You can either use the skillet you browned the meat in (if it is oven safe) or an 8 inch square baking dish. Pour the cornbread mixture over the sloppy joe and bake for 15-20 minutes until the cornbread is cooked through and golden brown.
  5. Remove from the oven and serve.
sloppy joe casserole in baking dish
Can I bake this in a 13×9 inch baking dish?

Yes, you absolutely can, but you just need to double the recipe. There is not enough meat or cornbread to fill a full casserole dish, so if you make it as written use an 8 inch baking dish.

What can I do with the leftovers?

This is one of those recipes that are great leftover. Just store in an airtight container for 4-5 days. Reheat in the microwave, or if you have a large portion, you can reheat in the oven until it is warmed through.

Do I have to use Jiffy Cornbread Mix?

No, you definitely do not have to. You can use another cornbread mix that you like, or you can even use homemade. I love my homemade Cornbread Recipe for this, I just cut it in half or it would be way too thick for the amount of meat called for.

slice of sloppy joe cornbread casserole on a plate

What Goes With Sloppy Joe Cornbread Casserole

This is a pretty hearty recipe as is, but it is great to serve with veggies on the side.

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Yield: 5

Sloppy Joe Casserole

close up sloppy joe cornbread casserole

Sloppy Joe Cornbread Casserole - a hearty and comforting dinner with classic homemade sloppy joe topped with sweet cornbread for a delicious and easy dinner any night of the week!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (8.5 oz) box of cornbread mix
  • 1 whole large egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400º F. Spray an 8x8 inch baking dish with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet brown the ground beef and onion together until it is cooked through and the onions are soft. Drain away any of the grease that is in the skillet.
  3. Add the tomato sauce, ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, salt and pepper and simmer for 5-6 minutes, until all the flavors start to blend together. Taste and adjust the seasonings if desired.
  4. Meanwhile, mix together the cornbread mix, milk, and egg in a bowl until well blended. Add the cheese and mix to combine.
  5. Pour the cornbread mixture over the sloppy joe and bake for 15-20 minutes until the cornbread is cooked through and golden brown.
  6. Remove from the oven and serve.

Nutrition Information

Yield

5

Serving Size

5 Servings

Amount Per Serving Calories 441Total Fat 22gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 171mgSodium 1070mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 1gSugar 8gProtein 44g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on dinnersdishesanddesserts.com should only be used as a general guideline.

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Allyson Zea

Wednesday 8th of March 2023

This was the perfect dinner, thank you!

Sandra

Tuesday 7th of March 2023

This is so perfect any night of the week!! Thanks for the recipe!

Beth

Monday 6th of March 2023

I cannot tell you how much I love this recipe. I already routinely make sloppy joe meat and serve it loose with cornbread, so I knew we'd love this one. It's great!

Charlene

Monday 3rd of February 2014

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ellen casper

Monday 3rd of February 2014

Sloppy joe cornbread bake sounds yummy

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