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Sloppy Joe Casserole

This Sloppy Joe Casserole is a hearty weeknight meal your whole family will love! Ground beef and veggies are simmered with a sweet and tangy sauce, then topped with cornbread and baked to perfection!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword casserole, sloppy joe casserole, weeknight meal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 589kcal
Author Kasey Schwartz


  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 large carrot peeled and grated
  • 1 bell pepper diced
  • ½ large onion diced
  • 5 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 lb ground beef
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire
  • 2 8.5oz Jiffy cornbread mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk


  • Preheat the oven to 375F.
  • Add 2 tbsp of butter to a large pan or Dutch oven and place over medium-high heat. Once melted, add the carrots, onions, peppers, and garlic and cook until soft, about 4-5 minutes. Add the ground beef and cook until browned and cooked through, stirring with a spoon to break up the beef. If there is too much fat in the pot, drain some and discard.
  • Add remaining sauce ingredients and stir to combine. Bring to a simmer and season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a 9x13 baking dish.
  • Transfer cooked sloppy joe mixture to the prepared casserole dish.
  • Whisk together cornbread mix, egg, and milk until combined. Spoon over the top of the sloppy joe mixture and carefully spread to cover the mixture.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until the cornbread is golden brown.


Calories: 589kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 140mg | Sodium: 1002mg | Potassium: 676mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 2417IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 4mg