Cornbread Sloppy Joe Casserole Recipe

This Cornbread Sloppy Joe Casserole is quick, simple, delicious, and a recipe the whole family is going to go crazy for. You've never had a Sloppy Joe, quite like this before.

I have been trying to find recipes that my son loves and change them up a little bit.

One of his favorite dinners are sloppy joes, but one can only eat so many of those. So, I decided to add a little variety to our lives and take our favorite sloppy joe recipe and combine it with our tamale pie.

The end results were awesome. My picky eaters gobbled it up and there was no whining or tears all night. My son was also very pleased with the combination.

If you have picky eaters, this is the perfect recipe for your family.

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could I make this recipe using ground turkey?

This recipe calls for ground beef. I personally love the flavor of the ground beef, but I get that there are healthier alternatives.

If you are not a huge ground beef fan, you could also use ground turkey. I have used ground turkey and it still tastes great, but for the best flavor, we recommend using ground turkey.

I have never used ground chicken for making this recipe, but I would probably stick to ground beef or ground turkey on this one.

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Serves: 6

Cornbread Sloppy Joe Casserole Recipe

15 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 red onion (diced)
  • 1 red bell pepper (diced)
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon BBQ seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (8.5 ounce) box Jiffy corn muffin mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Heat large skillet on medium-high heat. Add ground beef. When meat is browned, add onions and peppers.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, prepare BBQ sauce by mixing together brown sugar, vinegar, BBQ seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, and tomato sauce.
  4. When vegetables are tender, add BBQ sauce to skillet, reduce heat to medium and cook for 5 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 more minutes and let the mixture thicken up a little bit.
  5. During that time, stir together corn muffin mix, egg, oil, and milk. It will be a little lumpy.
  6. Once beef mixture has thickened up a little bit, spoon it into an 8 x 8 inch baking dish. Pour the cornbread mixture evenly on top.
  7. Bake for 25-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cornbread comes out clean. Remove from the oven and immediately sprinkle with cheese. Let cheese melt for a couple of minutes and then serve.



385 cal


28 g


13 g


16 g
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25 Responses to “Cornbread Sloppy Joe Casserole Recipe”

  1. Cheryl T Moulthrop
    Beautiful family pictures. Your children are adorable. Thank you for the recipes. I have been clipping and saving many of them. This looks like a great variation on my favorite SLoppy Joe recipe from when my kids were young and I had a houseful of hungry teenagers to feed. My kids are grown now and I am a grandma.
    • jessica pickett
      You read my mind meghan :-) this looks amazing, but would love to prep it ahead of time and freeze it. since cornbread freezes well, maybe we could just sprinkle the cheese on top before we thaw and reheat? would love to give this a try!
    • Camille (Six Sisters Stuff)
      Ha ha ha! Oh my gosh, you are totally right! That is hilarious that you made that connection! The joke at my house is that I make the yummy food and he gives us workouts to work it off. :) I am totally telling him that you said this- it will make his day!
    • Camille (Six Sisters Stuff)
      Hi Nichole! I think that the meat mixture would freeze fine, but I would probably leave the cornbread off until it's thawed and then you could whip up the cornbread, spread it on top, and pop it in the oven. :) I hope this helps! Have a good night!

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