Pie Iron Sloppy Joes

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What could be better than sloppy joes? The answer is pie iron sloppy joes. They are a hearty meal perfect for camping because they are easy and inexpensive to put together. And most of the ingredients can be prepped before your trip so it’s assembly only at the campsite.

And when you create this pie iron sloppy joe – it’s a much less messy way to eat them.

Pie Iron Sloppy Joes

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8-10 minutes
  • Serves: 4-6

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can sloppy joe sauce
  • 1 tube pre-made refrigerated biscuits (large size if possible)
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 medium red/yellow/orange pepper
  • butter (for greasing the pie irons)

Pie Iron Sloppy Joes

Extra Equipment Needed at the Campsite:

  • Round or square pie irons
  • Charcoal (about 10-15 pieces)
  • Wooden cutting board (or some other heat proof surface to rest your hot pie irons on)
  • Cutting board to roll biscuits flat on
  • Hot pads or BBQ gloves (pie irons are VERY hot when they come off the fire)

Before You Leave Home

To make this recipe as easy as possible to put together while camping – your best bet is to prepare the filling before you leave home. First, chop your veggies into small pieces.

Next, brown your ground beef.

Pie Iron Sloppy Joes

Once the ground beef is browned, add your veggies to the meat and cook until the veggies are softened, but still crisp (about 3-5 minutes).

Pie Iron Sloppy Joes

The last step is to open the can of sloppy joe sauce and add to the beef/veggie mixture. Stir thoroughly to combine and simmer for 5 minutes more to let the flavors set up.

Pie Iron Sloppy Joes

Allow the filling to cool and then place into a zip top plastic bag to bring with to the campsite.


Making Your Pie Iron Sloppy Joes

The first thing on the agenda is getting your cooking area ready. To do this, you’ll need to light your charcoal briquettes and allow them to burn until they are white-hot. This will take around 15 minutes.

Place your empty pie irons into the fire a minute or two after lighting the charcoal briquettes so they can begin heating up. Pie irons do their best work when they are good and hot prior to adding food to them. After this prep work, you can begin assembling your sloppy joes.

Open the can of refrigerated biscuits.

Pie Iron Sloppy Joes

One at a time, press them flatter into even larger circles using your fingertips.

Pie Iron Sloppy Joes

Take a spoonful of sloppy joe filling and place into the middle of the dough.

Pie Iron Sloppy Joes

Once the filling is there, you’ll want to carefully pull the dough up and around the filling and press dough to dough – sealing the filling inside. It will look a bit like a stuffed croissant. The filling will still leak out a little bit, but the less that is leaking out, the better.


At this point, you can remove your pie irons from the fire and butter them on both sides.

Pie Iron Sloppy Joes

Place one biscuit into each pie iron. Now close and clamp your pie irons shut.

Pie Iron Sloppy Joes

Cook for 4 minutes on one side. Flip to the other side and cook for 4 minutes more.

Pie Iron Sloppy Joes

At this point, carefully open your pie iron and check for doneness. Your pie iron sloppy joes are done when the biscuit is browned and crispy all over. If they’re not browned up yet, simply close the pie iron up and place back on the fire for another minute or two.

Pie Iron Sloppy Joes

Pie Iron Sloppy Joes

Pie Iron Sloppy Joes

A perfect crispy little pocket of sloppy joe goodness! Enjoy!

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Pie Iron Sloppy Joes
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 


Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can sloppy joe sauce
  • 1 tube pre-made refrigerated biscuits (large size if possible)
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 medium yellow/orange/red pepper
  • butter (for greasing the pie irons)
Extra Equipment Needed at the Campsite
  • round or square pie irons
  • 10-15 pieces charcoal
  • wooden cutting board (to rest hot pie irons on)
  • cutting board (for rolling biscuits on)
  • hot pads or BBQ gloves
Instructions
Before You Leave Home
  1. Chop veggies into small pieces.

  2. Brown your ground beef.

  3. Once ground beef is browned, add veggies to meat and cook until soft, but still crisp.

  4. Add sloppy joe sauce to meat/veggies and cook for 5 minutes.

Cooking at the Campsite
  1. Prepare your cooking area by heating up charcoal briquettes.

  2. Place pie irons on heating briquettes to warm them up.

  3. Open the can of biscuits and press each one into a larger, flatter circle using your fingertips.

  4. Place a spoonful of sloppy joe filling on the center of the biscuit and then fold the dough up and around the filling. Seal the filling into the biscuit by pressing the biscuit dough together to form a pocket.

  5. Remove pie irons from fire and butter the insides of them.

  6. Place one prepared biscuit into each pie iron, close and clamp.

  7. Cook for 4 minutes on one side. Flip, then cook for 4 more minutes. At this point, check for doneness. The biscuit should be brown and crispy all over. If not done, close and clamp and place back in fire for another 1-2 minutes. Check again.

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