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Three square plates topped with sloppy joe casserole.

Sloppy Joe Cornbread Casserole

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


  • 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


  • Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a medium sized bowl, add the cornbread mix, 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese, milk, egg, and canned corn. Stir until well combined.
  • Pour into the prepared baking dish and bake for 15 minutes or until just set.
  • Dice the onion and pepper and add to a large skillet with the butter. Cook until softened.
  • Add the ground beef to the skillet and cook through. Drain the fat.
  • Add all but 1/2 cup of the sloppy joe sauce to the pan with the meat to warm.
  • 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.
  • Spoon the meat and sauce over the baked cornbread and top with the remaining cheese. Return to the oven for 15 minutes.
  • Top with the green onions before serving.



Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 663mg | Potassium: 426mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 785IU | Vitamin C: 19.3mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 2.2mg