Sloppy Joes In A Pocket

Telling the kids they get to eat a cupcake for dinner, like these Mashed Potato Cupcakes from Farmer’s Wife Rambles, always goes over better than just mashed potatoes.  The same goes for these Sloppy Joes in a Pocket.  While my husband and boys love sloppy joes telling them they get to eat theirs in a pocket is always met with more enthusiasm than just sloppy joes.

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Not only do the kids enjoy them more because they are in a pocket, but oftentimes mom does as well because the mess is really contained!  Talk about taking the sloppy out of sloppy joes!  I also like things in a pocket because they are freezer friendly.  You can either make these, bake them and freeze them individually for a quick microwave meal on the go, OR freeze them unbaked like I do.  

I make a couple batches of extras when I make these and freeze them on a cookie sheet unbaked.  When I’m in a rush for a meal I can take out how many I need and pop them onto a cookie sheet and bake. I do allow a little extra time in the oven since I’m baking from frozen and I generally make sure they are in the oven during the preheat stage as well to kind of “thaw” them if you will.

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Sloppy Joes In A Pocket

Sloppy Joes In A Pocket

Sloppy Joes In A Pocket


  • 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
  4. minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Press each biscuit into 6-inch round. Spoon 1/3 cup meat mixture and about 1 tablespoon cheese onto center of each round.
  6. Fold dough in half over filling; use a fork to seal. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake 9 to 14 minutes or until golden brown.
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Are your kids more likely to eat something just because it’s in a pocket?  Besides sloppy joes what are other things you love to eat in pocket form?

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