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Sloppy Joe Cornbread Muffins

Sloppy Joe Cornbread Muffins


Potlucks are such an important part of life in the south. There’s nothing better than getting together with friends and family and sharing food and recipes.

Today I’m so excited to take part in the 3rd Annual Martha White® Virtual Potluck. Last year I shared Mexican Chicken Cornbread Casserole and this year I’m sharing Sloppy Joe Cornbread Muffins, a fun recipe the whole family will enjoy.

The Virtual Potluck is to help celebrate the National Cornbread Cook-Off which takes place at the National Cornbread Festival in Tennessee each year. 2016 is the 20th Anniversary of the National Cornbread Festival and to celebrate this year Martha White® is hosting a Past Judge Cook-Off for Charity.

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Be sure to check out all the awesome cornbread recipes from my friends below. 🙂


Sloppy Joe Cornbread Muffins


Sloppy Joe Cornbread Muffins are super easy to make using two pouches of Martha White® Buttermilk Cornbread & Muffin Mix. Martha White® makes a variety of mixes, but the Buttermilk one is my favorite for this recipe. It doesn’t have any sweetness to it which works well for pairing with sloppy joes since they are typically on the sweet side.

Sloppy Joe Cornbread Muffins


I fill the muffin cups halfway with cornbread mix, add a heaping tablespoon of a quick and easy homemade sloppy joe mixture, and then bake in the oven until the cornbread mixture is set.

Sloppy Joe Cornbread Muffins

Then I add more sloppy joe mixture on top, plus some shredded cheddar cheese, and pop them back  the oven to melt the cheese. This way, there’s sloppy joe mixture cooked into the muffin and more on top!

Sloppy Joe Cornbread Muffins


Sloppy Joe Cornbread Muffins

Sloppy Joe Cornbread Muffins make a fantastic appetizer or a fun family meal and just may become your family’s favorite way to eat Sloppy Joes.

Sloppy Joe Cornbread Muffins

Don’t forget to check out the other Virtual Potluck Recipes!

About A Mom- Southern Cornbread Salad

Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen- Cheesy Bacon Jalapeno Cornbread Loaf

Mommy’s Kitchen- Southern Cornbread Salad

Picky Palate- BLT Cornbread Salad

Plain Chicken- BBQ Chicken Cornbread Muffins

Southern Bite- Blueberry Cornbread

Southern Pantry- Fresh Tomato Tart with Black Pepper Cornbread Crust

Southern Plate- Martha White Cornbread Potluck

The Country Cook- Caprese Cornbread

This Mama Loves- Chicken Chili with Cornbread Crust

Sloppy Joe Cornbread Muffins

Sloppy Joe Cornbread Muffins

Cornbread muffins stuffed with a sloppy joe mixture and topped with cheese make a great snack or lunch.
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 15 minutes
TOTAL: 30 minutes
SERVINGS: 12 muffins


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 (6-ounce) packets Martha White® Buttermilk Cornbread Mix
  • 1 1/3 cups milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • sour cream and sliced green onion


  • Brown ground beef with onion and green pepper in a large nonstick pan.
  • Add ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, ground mustard, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper. Cook 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease a 12-cup muffin tin.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together Cornbread Mix and milk.
  • Fill each muffin cup halfway with cornbread mix.
  • Drop 1 heaping tablespoon sloppy joe mixture in center of each muffin cup. (There will be extra sloppy joe mixture.)
  • Place in oven until light golden brown around edges, about 15 minutes.
  • Place another tablespoon of sloppy joe mixture on top of each muffin along with a little shredded cheddar cheese. Place back in oven to melt cheese.
  • Serve with sour cream and chopped green onion.


Calories: 232kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Southern

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28 thoughts on “Sloppy Joe Cornbread Muffins”

  1. Sai Doparkorzz

    No words to express. It was too good in taste. My baby likes this dish very much, especially cornbread taste she loved it. She is asking me to cook repeatedly.

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