Muffin Tin Meals? My culinary school classmates roll their eyes when I talk about this kind of thing, but I DON’T CARE! They’re fun, easy, great for freezing, portion control and delicious! I also have this thing about getting kids involved in the kitchen to learn cooking and baking, and this is pretty simple as there aren’t any knives involved.
Like a lot of ideas I post, I think of this as a “non-recipe” because it’s really just ingredients that you can put together as you like. For my cooking demo at the Washington State Fair last week, I used canned biscuits (because they’re easy and required less work for my short time slot), home made Sloppy Joe sauce, and pre-shredded cheese. Of course you could use the canned mix for Joes and save yourself even more time, but if you’re looking for a great home-made version, find my delicious recipe by clicking here.
So start with a can of refrigerator biscuits – there will be 8 in the can and as most muffin tins are for a dozen muffins, leave the two in the center empty. Spray the tin with non-stick cooking spray or grease them, then put a biscuit in each. Push them down and pull up to form “cups” – kids LOVE doing this!
Now put some grated cheese in the bottom of each – I like sharp cheddar, but you could use a mild cheddar, Swiss or pepperjack – whatever you like…
…now add your Sloppy Joe filling (the biscuits will puff up, so don’t overfill the cups) and top with more cheese…
..here’s another easy part…how long do you cook them for? Just use the guidelines on the biscuit can! Pop them in the oven (probably 350° or 400° for about 12 to 15 minutes) until the biscuits have browned, then remove and cool for 3 to 4 minutes before removing from the tin and serving.
Make a big platter for halftime snacks on the next game day – they’re perfect for kid sleepovers too, and they freeze like magic. I make them and have on hand in our RV in case I’d rather be enjoying the outdoors than cooking. Now LET’S EAT!
Sloppy Joe Biscuits
- 1 can refrigerator biscuits
- 3-4 cups Sloppy Joe meat sauce
- 1 .5 cups grated cheddar cheese
- Preheat the oven according to the directions on the biscuit can, and spray or grease your muffin tin.
- Place a biscuit in each hole, then push down and pull up to form a “cup”.
- Place a bit of grated cheese in the bottom of each cup, then fill with Sloppy Joe sauce and top with more grated cheese.
- Bake according to time listed on biscuit can or until biscuits are golden brown.
- Remove from oven and let cool about 3 minutes before removing from tin and serving.