Sloppy Joe Casserole


It’s been so hot for over a week it’s hard to even go outside (in MN anyways).  And maybe I’m just not the 99 degree without the heat index type of girl.  I do prefer to be inside where it’s cool.  Just taking out the garbage and feeling the heat in the garage made me want to faint.  Ok, so that may be a bit extreme, but it is dang hot.  And when it’s too hot, I don’t feel like even going on the deck to lean over a hot grill.

So today I opted for a comfort type of food and turned on the oven.  Yep, even with the air going in here it’s much better than going outside.  We love sloppy joes.  So when I did a little search online I found a casserole.  This was pretty good if I do say so myself.  The recipe calls for a can of sloppy joe mix but I made mine home made.

What you need:

1 lb lean ground turkey
1 can (15.5 oz) original sloppy joe sauce (to make it home made add this to the ground turkey after cooked through – 1/3 cup tomato sauce, 1/3 cup of BBQ sauce, 1/3 cup water, chili powder, cumin, dash of hot sauce, dash of Worcestershire sauce, 2 cloves fresh garlic – minced)
1 can Pillsbury® refrigerated original breadsticks
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (2 oz) (I used mozzarella)
How to make:
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, mix ground turkey and sloppy joe sauce or make your own sauce.  Heat to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally.
  • 2 Meanwhile, unroll dough; separate into 12 breadsticks. Cut each into 4 pieces, about 1 1/2 inches long.
  • 3 Pour turkey mixture into ungreased 12×8-inch or 11×7-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish. Place dough pieces in single layer over beef mixture.
  • 4 Bake uncovered 13 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese; bake about 2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

As I said, this is really a fall comfort food, but this weather we are having has been too much for me to go outside and deal with!  I break a sweat just looking out there now!

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Patricia – Two Girls Cooking 🙂