Two of the favorite recipes in my go-to arsenal are my biscuit recipe and my basic sloppy joe recipe. Both of those recipes are extremely versatile and fun to play around with. So combining them is a pretty easy choice. Add to that the fact that homemade pizza is a family favorite and I’m sure you can see how this recipe came into existence.
Sloppy Joe Biscuit Pizza
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1/2 onion, diced
- 1/2 c. ketchup
- 2 T. mustard
- 1 T. brown sugar
- 1 t. chili powder
- 1/2 t. cumin
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1/4 t. black pepper (*Adjust seasonings to taste, as desired)
- 3 c. flour
- 1 T. baking powder
- 1 t. salt
- 1/2 c. butter or margarine, cut into pieces
- 1/2 – 3/4 c. milk
- 1 1/2 – 2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
Brown ground beef with onions in a large skillet. Drain. Stir in ketchup, mustard, brown sugar and seasonings. Simmer for about 5 minutes, until flavors are combined. Remove from heat. Refrigerate until using.
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter or margarine until crumbly. Add 1/2 c. milk and combine. Add remaining milk if needed. Knead dough for 1 minute, until it holds together. Press onto the bottom of a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes, just to prebake. Refrigerate until using, or assemble as below and then refrigerate, baking just before eating.
+ about 15 minutes baking time Spread the sloppy joe mixture over the biscuit crust and top with shredded cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes, until crust is golden brown around the edges and cheese is fully melted.
I often turn to biscuit crust when we want homemade pizza and I don’t have the time to make a traditional pizza crust dough or when I’m making a pizza with a really hearty filling.