I’ve made this Sloppy Joe Casserole so many time for friends and family and every time someone asks me for the recipe. It’s really so simple to make but something so many people love. It’s also the perfect meal for the freezer or to pass on to a friend in need. It’s so simple to make. Just make your sloppy joe mix, put in a casserole dish, and top with cornbread! Easy dinner ready in less than 30 minutes or less! If you love casseroles as much as I do then you have to check out even more of my favorite casserole recipes:
- Taco Mac Casserole
- Slow Cooker Cheesy Potato Casserole
- Chicken Enchilada Casserole
- Taco Casserole
- Chicken and Rice Casserole
- Pepperoni Pizza Casserole
How to make Sloppy Joe Casserole:
- Start by preheating your oven.
- In a skillet cook ground beef and diced onion on medium heat.
- Add seasoning salt to ground beef.
- Stir in tomato sauce, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce.
- In a separate bowl mix together your cornbread, egg, and milk.
- Place your sloppy joe mix into a casserole dish.
- Spoon in cornbread mix evenly on top of sloppy joe mix. (Yes the uncooked cornbread mix)
- Bake until you can poke the top with a fork and it comes out clean.
How to Freeze Sloppy Joe Casserole:
For this recipe, I freeze it without the cornbread topping. I cook and mix the meat according to package directions. Once cooled place it in a freezer dish and into the freezer. This should be good in the freezer for 4-6 months. Once you are ready to cook remove from the freezer and place in the fridge 24 hours before cooking to allow to thaw. Add to a casserole dish then mix cornbread mix and place it on top. Cook according to instructions.
I have not tried freezing this recipe with the cornbread on top mixed or cooked. I didn’t want my bread soggy and find just mixing it takes little time and bakes better.
Want even more sloppy Joe recipes? Try these next:
Baked Sloppy Joes: These are my kids favorites!! The best sloppy Joe mix baked into a little fluffy biscuit pocket.
Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes: A new way to do a classic. This easy recipe will soon be a family favorite.
Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes: One of my favorites now made in the slow cooker. Cooking low and slow and full of flavor.
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Classic Sloppy Joes made into a casserole
- 8.5 oz corn bread mix (1 box)
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/2 cup onion (chopped)
- 15 oz tomato sauce
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
Start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare a casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
In a skillet cook ground beef and diced onion on medium heat. Add seasoning salt to ground beef. Cook ground beef until fully brown. Stir in tomato sauce, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce.
In a separate bowl mix together your cornbread, egg, and milk. (My cornbread mix called for 1 egg and 1/3 cup milk, double-check your box and adjust as needed)
Place your sloppy joe mix into a casserole dish. Spoon in cornbread mix evenly on top of sloppy joe mix. (Yes the uncooked cornbread mix)
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until you can poke the top with a fork and it comes out clean.