Sloppy Joe Cornbread Bake

This sloppy joe cornbread casserole combines two of my favorite things – sweet and tangy meat with an easy cornbread casserole recipe! My whole family devours this anytime I make it, which is pretty often since it’s so stinkin’ easy!

 

Family dinners, man. I love them.

We’re pretty big on eating at the dining room table and when we were looking at houses to buy I was completely shocked at the number of houses that didn’t even have dining rooms or a space to put a table in the kitchen.

Where do people eat? On the couch?? I mean, that sounds lovely and all, but what about the kids?

Sloppy Joe Cornbread Casserole Recipe - an easy weeknight recipe for the family!

Can you imagine handing a kid a sloppy joe and sending him off to your carpeted living room? I die just thinking about that.

No, we eat at the table in our house, partially because I think it’s just easier, partially because there is no carpeting anywhere in sight, and partially because I’m a mean mom.

Sloppy Joe Cornbread Casserole Recipe - an easy weeknight recipe for the family!

Where do you guys do dinner?

Speaking of sloppy joes, we love them in this house! Do you remember this sloppy joe tater tot casserole? Always a hit and it’s super popular among readers, too!

Well, I’m the (self-proclaimed) casserole queen, so when I noticed my children all huddled under blankets trying to stay warm this week I decided to bust out a nice, comforting casserole. Cozy and warm, here we come!

Sloppy Joe Cornbread Casserole Recipe - an easy weeknight recipe for the family!

I used the cornbread base from my chicken tamale casserole and doctored it up a bit with some sloppy joe sauce making a super tangy, sweet, kid friendly family favorite! Serve this with a side salad and some steamed broccoli and you have a pretty easy meal.

I love a good Jiffy cornbread casserole, how about you?

One note, this sloppy joe cornbread casserole recipe uses the larger can of sloppy joe sauce. You DO NOT have to use all of it here. If you do, things will be extra saucy (not a bad thing!). Use your best judgement when it comes to pouring the sauce into the meat and add as much as you personally like on your sandwiches. If you like them saucy, dump it all in. If you like them dryer, leave some out. You really can’t mess this recipe up!

Sloppy Joe Cornbread Casserole Recipe - an easy weeknight recipe for the family!

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4 from 8 votes

Sloppy Joe Cornbread Casserole

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
Servings: 12 servings
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy dinner recipes, kid-friendly recipes, weeknight dinner recipes
Calories: 283 kcal

This sloppy joe cornbread casserole combines two of my favorite things - sweet and tangy meat with an easy cornbread casserole recipe! My whole family devours this anytime I make it, which is pretty often since it's so stinkin' easy!

Ingredients

  • 8.5 ounces corn muffin mix (Jiffy works great) 1 box
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar divided
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 14.75 ounces cream-style corn 1 can
  • 24 ounce can sloppy joe sauce or homemade, divided
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 sweet onion
  • 1 bell pepper any color
  • 1/4 cup diced green onions

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, add the cornbread mix, 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese, milk, egg, and canned corn. Stir until well combined.
  3. Pour into the prepared baking dish and bake for 15 minutes or until just set.
  4. Dice the onion and pepper and add to a large skillet with the butter. Cook until softened.
  5. Add the ground beef to the skillet and cook through. Drain the fat.
  6. Add all but 1/2 cup of the sloppy joe sauce to the pan with the meat to warm.
  7. Remove the cornbread from the oven and use a fork to prick holes over the cornbread. Pour the remaining 1/2 cup of the sloppy joe sauce over the cornbread.
  8. Spoon the meat and sauce over the baked cornbread and top with the remaining cheese. Return to the oven for 15 minutes.
  9. Top with the green onions before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Sloppy Joe Cornbread Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 283 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 663mg 28%
Potassium 426mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 9g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 15.7%
Vitamin C 23.4%
Calcium 10.9%
Iron 12.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on bunsinmyoven.com should only be used as a general guideline.

Sloppy Joe Cornbread Casserole Recipe - an easy weeknight recipe for the family!