This One Skillet Sloppy Jo Cornbread Casserole was a hands-down, two thumbs up, no leftovers, WINNER!
Are you ready for another amazing dinner recipe that’s cooked in just one pan?
School is back in session so easy weeknight dinners that come together in less than 30 minutes are my absolute favorite.
The first thing you’ll want to do is quickly brown some ground beef in a skillet with some onions and green bell peppers.
I used a can of sloppy jo sauce that I had in my pantry to make this dish extra saucy, but I’ve got a great homemade sauce recipe below in case you’re wanting to make your own! I don’t mind using the canned stuff every once in a while though, it’s just so easy.
Once the sloppy jo mixture is ready, you can whip up some Martha White sweet yellow cornbread mix to top the beef.
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I jazzed up the cornbread mix by stirring in some shredded cheddar cheese.
The I just poured it over the top of that gorgeous sloppy jo mixture and popped it in the oven to bake.
You’ll want to make sure your skillet is oven safe before you start. If you don’t have one, you can just transfer the sloppy jo mixture into a casserole dish and top with the cornbread mix before baking. It’s two dishes, but still worth it.
I’m telling you – my whole family DEVOURED this dish!
The sweet and savory sloppy jo with the perfectly tender cornbread topping and cheese… oh my gosh, I want another scoop right now.
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One Skillet Sloppy Jo Cornbread Casserole
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1/2 onion, diced
- 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
- 1 sloppy jo sauce, 15oz can *see notes for homemade version
- 1 Martha White Sweet Yellow Cornbread muffin mix, 7oz package
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Heat an oven safe skillet on the stove to over medium high heat. Cook the ground beef, onion and green bell pepper until the beef is cooked through. Drain the fat from the skillet and stir in the sloppy jo sauce*, simmer for 2 to 3 minutes then remove from heat.
- In a small bowl whisk together the Martha White Sweet Yellow Cornbread muffin mix with the milk and egg then stir in the cheese. Pour over the top of the sloppy jo mix.
- Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until cornbread is lightly browned on top and cooked through. Enjoy!
Stir 3/4 cup ketchup, 1/2 cup beef broth, 3 tbsp brown sugar, 1 tsp prepared mustard, 1/2 tsp garlic powder and salt and pepper into the ground beef mixture and continue with recipe.
Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Martha White. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make I Wash You Dry possible.
Made this with the homemade sauce – it was too sweet for my taste, though my family said they would eat it if I made it again. Will try with less brown sugar next time, and maybe add some of the tweaks listed in the other comments.
I’m glad your family enjoyed it! You could cut down the brown sugar next time!
Woohoo!! So glad you enjoyed it!
Really enjoyed this recipe. Used jiffy cornbread and only 1/3 cup milk per the box, added white shoe peg corn and jalapeno and used your homemade sauce recipe. Made in my 10 inch cast iron skillet. Only change next time is half again as much sauce. Thanks for sharing!
Love the additions you made!
The whole family loved it. I don’t think sloppy joes will ever be made with a bun again. Thanks for sharing!!
Haha! Love it! So glad you enjoyed it Sam!
I actually used ground venison(ground with some beef tallow) and it turned out awesome! I subbed buttermilk in the cornbread mix. I had Jiffy, so that’s what I used. It took a little bit more of buttermilk. Cooked in my 10″ cast iron skillet. I served it with southern style green beans with bacon. We loved it! Also, I used my own home made sloppy Joe sauce, which is similar to the one you noted.
Sounds like some great substitutions! Thanks for the great feedback!
My grocery store does not carry Martha White cornbread, I bought Fleischmann brand instead, will this work??
As long as the product is similar in weight and added ingredients, any corn muffin mix should do.
Thank you very much.
I have Martha White cornbread not rise mix.How much should I use to make the same coversge?
Colleen S Krom
I enjoyed it, but homemade sloppy jo sauce is too sweet for me. Next time I will cut the brown sugar by half.
Made this for supper everyone loved it. Thank you! 5 stars!
So glad you enjoyed the recipe Debby!
I made it for the first time for a potluck dinner at our bowling alley with friends it turned out beautifully everybody loved it it takes the place of putting the sloppy Joe’s in a bun so now you have one meal all in one withthe corn bread
I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
Made this last night and it was a hit and so easy! I love that we have leftovers as well. I couldn’t find that brand of corn muffin mix, but small boxed one I found worked perfectly. Thank you!
I’m glad you were able to find one that worked. Thanks for letting me know.
Can I use any other meat besides hamburger
Yes! You can use any ground meat you would like!
Made this tonight and it was amazing!! It is impossible to mess up. We even doubled the recipe but used only one can of manwich. Cornbread was perfect and we used the .79 brand in the blue box. Love this!!
Sweet! So glad you enjoyed the recipe Amie! 🙂
I have NEVER liked sloppy joes, but I eat them when I make them. Until now…….I LOVE this recipe! It’s delicious and there are NEVER any leftovers!! Thank you!!
Hands down horrible recipe. The corn bread mix just soaks into the mix. You don’t just simply “pour the corn bread mix over it” this is the second recipe I’ve made from Shawn and it’s also the second recipe that has turned out horrible. I will no longer be sharing these recipes and I will no longer be making any of them. For the second time I have wasted money on food and have had to throw away the food because it does not turn out the way the instructions say so. Horrible recipe.
Hi “Mom”, I’m sorry you’re having trouble with this recipe. I’m not sure how you ran into a problem of the cornbread “soaking into the mix?” The only thing I can think of is you added too much milk to the cornbread mix. I make this recipe several times and it always comes out perfect. For the record, my mom has made this recipe and she loves it, so I’m pretty sure this is an imposter. Either way, I hope you give it another try, it really is super good. 🙂
It almost sounds like she just poured the dry mix over the sloppy joe without adding the eggs and milk? I haven’t tried this recipe yet, but I plan too. I’ve tried many of your recipes and I’m a huge fan!
I made this today! Everyone loved it!
Sweet! So glad you guys liked it! 🙂
I make a similar recipe but I do browned & drained hamburger, can drained sweet corn, can of drained light red kidney beans, jar of salsa (mild to spicy your preference) and pkg of taco season mix together then pour cornbread mix (prepared as stated on pkg) over top and bake till cornbread browned.
Would love to make this recipt,buthere in England we can notget ready madecornbread, what else could i use instead?
It’s the cornbread mixture i need ???
Buy a package of cornmeal in baking aisle. It should have recipe for cornbread on the pkg. If not try mfg website or Quaker. Or other internet recipe sites. Recipes with some white flour make a softer, less gritty product.
Make your own cornbread. Add a 1/2 lb of whole frozen corn kernels to the cornbread mix before spreading it on your sloppy joe. Try this recipe.
Karen @ Seasonal Cravings
Out with summer and in with comfort food. I’m loving this and know my kids would too!