Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sloppy Joe Squares Recipe

I love sloppy joe's!  And, the messier, the better.  Sometimes I crave a good sloppy joe, but I don't always keep rolls on hand.  So what am I to do?  I found a recipe from Pillsbury.com that worked out wonderfully!

  • 1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 1 can (15.5 oz) sloppy joe sauce
  • 2 cans (12 oz each) Pillsbury® refrigerated Big & Buttery crescent dinner rolls
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seed


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. In 10-inch skillet, cook beef over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in sauce. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally.     
  2. Unroll 1 can of the dough; place in ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. Press in bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of dish. Spread beef mixture over dough; sprinkle with cheese. Unroll second can of dough; place over cheese. Sprinkle with sesame seed.       
  3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until mixture is bubbly and dough is golden brown. Cut into squares to serve.
**If you'd prefer, this recipe can be made without the cheese.
**Sprinkle the top with a mixture of poppy and sesame seed for extra color.

As you can see from the picture, as always, I tweaked the recipe.  I only had one can of rolls, so I used a 9x9 pan instead.  I split the rolls in half and used half on the bottom and half on the top.  It worked out perfectly for my family and I was able to split it in half, giving us two meals. 

Very important!!!!..Make sure you partially cook the rolls on the bottom of the pan before placing the beef, cheese, etc. in the pan to cook.  If you don't, it will be mushy when you take it out to eat.
I also did not use the sesame seeds (since I didn't have any).  This dish was delicious with just enough crescent rolls to make up for the bread.  It was nice not to fill up on rolls, making more room for dessert!

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