One of my niece and nephews favorite dishes is my mom’s Sloppy Joe’s. A few weeks ago I decided to turn it into a casserole. The kids liked it and even my brother thought it was great.
His compliment meant a lot because my brother was the guinea pig for my early cooking. During his senior year he was forced to endure a few home cooked meals. One memorable meal was my first attempt at spaghetti and meatballs. My boyfriend at the time joined us and I proudly dished it up. After taking the first bite Rob proclaimed it awful. Ernie kept on eating while my brother verbally tortured him. I think Rob threw a noodle on the wall saying it was not cooked. Ernie finally threw in the towel telling me it really wasn’t very good.
Ever since then he has been a bit wary of anything I cooked. To learn how to cook you have to start somewhere and being willing to fail.Thankfully, my niece and nephews are a bit more adventurous.
Sloppy Joe Casserole
1/2 cup chopped onions
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 lb. ground beef
1 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Preheat over to 350.
In a large skillet heat oil and saute onions and garlic until soft. Add ground beef and cook until browned. Stir in ketchup, brown sugar, worcestershire sauce.
Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Place beef mixtures in to casserole dish. Spread the cheese over the meat.
Drop 1/3 cup biscuits in a circle on top of the cheese and one in the middle. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with a bit of kosher salt if you want.
Bake at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes.
Cheddar Drop Biscuits
1 cup Bisquick
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons butter, melted
Mix the bisquick mix, milk and cheddar cheese together.