Easy Sloppy Joe Pockets Recipe

Posted on Dec 12 2014 - 3:00am by Susan Bewley

Sometimes, it’s nice having quick recipes when you are in a hurry. With our busy schedules I sometimes feel like we go for fast food too quickly, especially burgers. To save money and cut back on greasy, unhealthy food, I have been trying to find more recipes that are not only easy to make, but don’t take a great deal of time. I especially love recipes that I can do some prep ahead of time by throwing things in a bag and then throwing it in a pot later. One of my friends actually introduced me to this super easy, ‘sloppy joe’ or ground beef pocket recipe. Not only is it easy but fairly inexpensive! We are pretty certain your family will like this recipe just as much as ours!

Note: Special thanks to my friends Shannon at Livingston Creatives for helping me with this recipe and pictures!

4.9 from 12 reviews
Easy Sloppy Joe Pockets
Looking for a quick & easy dinner recipe? We are certain your family will love our Sloppy Joe Pockets Recipe!
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 8
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ¼ cup onion (chopped)
  • ¼ cup green bell pepper (chopped)
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder or 1 fresh garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard
  • ¾ cup ketchup
  • 3 teaspoons brown sugar
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can of 8 refrigerated biscuits
  1. Preheat the oven to 375° F.
  2. On medium heat, brown the ground beef, onion, and green pepper in a skillet.
  3. Drain off excess water & grease.
  4. Stir in the garlic powder, mustard, ketchup, and brown sugar. Make sure to mix thoroughly.
  5. Reduce heat and allow to simmer for 30 minutes.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Press each biscuit into 6-inch round.
  8. Spoon ⅓ cup meat mixture and about 1 tablespoon cheese onto center of each biscuit round. Do not overfill.
  9. Fold dough in half over filling; use a fork to seal.
  10. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  11. Bake 9 to 14 minutes or until golden brown.



Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

34 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Brigid OHara Koshko December 12, 2014 at 6:19 am - Reply

    This is a great recipe. We don’t eat fast food in our house, but schedules are always crazy and getting a quick meal on the go is hard to plan. This is going to be a great recipe my whole family will eat. I can make these in bulk and freeze. Thanks!

  2. John House December 12, 2014 at 11:04 am - Reply

    Love hand pies… and love sloppy joes! This combo is the best of both worlds…

  3. Jennifer Hiles December 12, 2014 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    Such a fun idea! I bet you could make a bunch and freeze them for when you are in a hurry. I’ve got to try this recipe, they really do look delicious!

  4. Dorothy Teel December 12, 2014 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    These sound super easy and would be great when my granddaughters are over for dinner, I like that they are neat and your recipe for sloppy joes sounds great, I have never though of brown sugar in them, but I am going to try them,

  5. Heather Swarthout December 12, 2014 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    I never knew you could do something like this with Sloppy Joe. I’ve always mushed it in between two pieces of bread but this looks so good!

  6. Carolyn Massey December 12, 2014 at 10:08 pm - Reply

    I make sloppy joes all the time but this would be something different and easy to make. I think the family would love this.

  7. cyndi f December 12, 2014 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    O my goodness these look so amazing, I have to make these, I don’t no why I have never thought of something like this before, I always get stumped with dinner, but these look really good, I love stuff like this, making me hungry. yum yum

  8. Sandra Watts December 13, 2014 at 12:39 am - Reply

    They look very tasty. My son would love them. Pinned!

  9. lisa December 13, 2014 at 12:17 pm - Reply

    I love sloppy joes. I use fresh tomato in mine and let it simmer for a couple of hours. I’ve never tried brown sugar in mine. That sounds like it would give it a bit of a bbq. taste. Sloppy Joes must be homemade. I can’t stand that canned stuff!

  10. Linda Manns Linneman December 13, 2014 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    This sounds very good. I will give this a try soon. Thank you so much for sharing

  11. S.Daniel December 13, 2014 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    Great recipe! thank you for sharing. My kids would love this!!!!

  12. Diana C December 15, 2014 at 9:33 am - Reply

    This looks delicious, and it’s only 8 in the morning. I have seen other versions of this recipe that used the canned stuff, but this looks wonderfully fresh. Can’t wait to try it one day. One question, do you use regular size biscuits or jumbo size?

    Diana C

  13. Bee December 15, 2014 at 10:59 pm - Reply

    I’ve always wanted an easy Sloppy Joes recipe!!!
    I’m soooo doing this weekend 😀

  14. Wiley Hall December 15, 2014 at 11:37 pm - Reply

    Mmmmm, these look and sound delicious. I’m sure my son will love these and have fun helping me make them. Thanks for sharing.

  15. flora December 16, 2014 at 10:41 pm - Reply

    never really tried sloppy joe before but this looks delicious! will probably make this as a surprise for my kids! thanks for the recipe!

  16. Patrycja Chudziak December 17, 2014 at 2:21 am - Reply

    I love anything in a pocket lol! It just makes it so yummy and warm and my ultimate comfort food. I am so making these this weekend. Especially since I know it would be something even my picky eater toddler would gobble up.

  17. Cheri Oggy December 17, 2014 at 3:48 am - Reply

    The simplicity of this recipe really makes me want to try it.

  18. margaret franks duncan December 17, 2014 at 6:17 am - Reply

    OMG this is for us so easy and my husband loves sloppy joe’s and not as messy as a bun and fresher bread.

  19. Kaye Newman December 17, 2014 at 9:14 am - Reply

    I love this recipe. It looks quick and easy to make. It also looks delicious. My family is going to love it.

  20. Tammy M December 17, 2014 at 9:42 am - Reply

    I love this idea! Making ahead for busy days is something I often do and these look perfect!

  21. Rebecca Ray December 17, 2014 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    Best idea ever! My family loves Sloppy Joe’s but they are so messy we use forks! This fixes the mess and leaves all that yummy goodness. Thank you!

  22. Leigh December 19, 2014 at 7:57 am - Reply

    My family loves sloppy joes. This looks like an easy recipe, and a lot less messy than regular sloppy joes. Thank you for sharing.

  23. Kristina Glidewell December 21, 2014 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    This would be perfect to fix when we have unexpected company! Looks really good!

  24. denise low December 24, 2014 at 1:47 pm - Reply

    This so grand. This will be a great one to make after christmas. Thanks for the recipe

  25. Shannon December 24, 2014 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    This is a fun recipe. Thank you for sharing with us.

  26. Carol Smith December 27, 2014 at 8:56 am - Reply

    The family loves Sloppy Joes. This will make it so much easier and less messy to eat, plus be delicious at the same time. Thanks for sharing.

  27. dawn rader December 27, 2014 at 7:44 pm - Reply

    these look great! they look simple and like something the kids could help out with!

  28. laura rubenstein December 28, 2014 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    What a great idea 🙂 Thanks

  29. denise low December 28, 2014 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    We love sloppy joes here. We have not made the sloppy joe pockets yet. This looks very good.

  30. Lula Ruger February 4, 2015 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    Thanks so much . I really like this recipie quick easy and tasty i am going to try this i think my family would enjoy it

  31. lisa February 20, 2015 at 10:27 am - Reply

    That’s a good idea. Especially if you have a messy eater in the house.

  32. Linda Bradshaw February 24, 2015 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    this sounds so much better than having it on hamburger buns like I always do. Definitely doing this.

  33. lisa March 9, 2015 at 10:16 am - Reply

    This is a good recipe. You can fill the pastry with pretty much anything that you like. I’ve tried it with pizza fillings and scrambled egg, cheese and sausage. My husband makes dough from scratch but in a pinch the pre-made rolls are fine.

  34. Melinda Dartmann April 7, 2015 at 11:00 pm - Reply

    Yum! Now this looks like a easy and delicious recipe! I never though to use a sloppy joe in a pocket! Putting this on my list to try for the weekend! Thanks for a great recipe!

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