Do you ever find your life so busy, that you can’t wait to clip into your warm comfy bed at night, because it will be the first time your feet have left the floor that day? Do you catch yourself falling asleep while trying to work, like I am right now? That has been me these past few weeks. ‘Tis the season! Between working, kids performances, errands and more, this mama has been busy! With that, it’s been hard not to be tempted by eating out. I am busy, so it’s OK right? Well, my stomach does not agree. So, I feel I am forced to cook at home for the sake of my health. And that’s OK because I can make easy, quick things at home like these sloppy joe cups. The kids love them, we love them and they are easy to throw together!
These sloppy joe cups use only 4 ingredients, which cuts prep time WAY down. You can feel free to make your own dough, but as I said above in a nutshell, ain’t nobody got time for that!
One of those four ingredients is Manwich. Yum! I love Manwich, probably because it has a lot of childhood nostalgia tied to it. Every time I take a bite of it it takes me back to my elementary age years, and a party with some very close family members where they served in sloppy joes in a crock pot.
I love crock pots and that was genius. So easy!
So, let’s talk about how to make this quick, easy recipe that is filling and comforting to the soul. First, I got all my ingredients at Walmart, including my cans of Manwich Thick and Chunky!
Sloppy Joe Cups
For this recipe, you’ll need a pound of hamburger, browned and drained. Once you do that, add your can of Manwich and heat it up along with the hamburger. While that’s simmering, preheat your oven to 400 and line a muffin tin with cupcake liners. Spray each liner with baking spray and press a biscuit into each liner, making sure to push the dough up the sides.
take a cookie scoop (best invention ever!) and place two scoops into each dough cup. If you don’t have a cookie scoop, that’s ok, feel free to use a tablespoon measuring spoon or a regular spoon to put the sloppy joe mix in. I just find it is so less messy to use a cookie scoop, plus you’re adding the same amount of sloppy joe mix in each cup. Put a pinch of colby-jack cheese on the top of each cup and place in the oven for 10 minutes, or when the cup dough is golden brown on the top.
To be honest, I tried pizza dough and biscuit dough for this recipe. My husband prefers the pizza dough and I prefer the biscuit dough because I like a sweeter, thicker dough. To each their own!
These cups are also great to make the night before for lunches, and taste good cold. I love the simplicity of this recipe, the taste of the Manwich and the versatility of the recipe, as you can eat it hot or cold, for lunch, or dinner!
What recipes do you like to make with Manwich? What easy recipes do you like to make at home? Let me know in the comments below! I love easy recipe ideas!
- 1 can Manwich, any flavor (I used Thick & Chunky)
- 1 lb hamburger, browned and grease drained
- 2 tubes of biscuit dough or 1 tube of pizza dough, rolled out and cut into 12 equal pieces.
- 12 pinches of shredded cheese, to top each cup.
- cupcake liners (optional)
- Brown the hamburger and add the Manwich to the pan and let it simmer.
- Preheat the oven to 400 and line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
- Spray with a non-stick spray and press the dough into each cup, making sure you keep the middle hallow.
- With a cookie scoop or a tablespoon, add two scoops of sloppy joe mix into each cup.
- Put a pinch of cheese on the top of each cup.
- Bake for 10 minutes or until dough is golden brown on the top.