Sloppy Joe Turnovers

Rolling squares challenged!
  Saturday night supper and I wanted something easy to make. I thought I had the perfect recipe from the Pillsbury Best of Classic Cookbooks. Sue had given me some of her Mexican filling already made and frozen and I had a can of biscuits. Easy right!
  Well, we decided I am rolling pin challenged. I can roll circles, as I make lots of pie crust, but how do you get round biscuits into 4 inch squares? 
  Bettie and Lyle thought they were good, Bettie ate hers with some Salsa, so I will make them again, but the next time I am going to make the biscuits. Whether from scratch or from a baking mix I am sure they would be much easier to make. Roll the dough out into a square and cut your squares. I am posting the Pillsbury recipe as it is in the book, with a link to the Mexican filling. That way you can try either. If you have small children eating these, you might want the milder filling. 
  Either way, I hope yours look better than mine did!
Sloppy Joe Turnovers
½ pound lean ground beef
2 tablespoons chopped onion
¼ cup ketchup
2 tablespoons sour cream
¼ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
1 (6 ounce) can refrigerated buttermilk flaky biscuits
   Heat oven to 375°F. In large skillet, brown ground beef and onion until beef is thoroughly cooked. Drain. Stir in ketchup, sour cream, salt and garlic powder. Simmer for 2 minutes.
  Separate dough into 5 biscuits. Press or roll out each biscuit to a 4 inch square. Put on cookie sheet. Place ⅛ to ¼ cup filling on half. Fold one corner over to make a triangle. Press edges together firmly. Cut 2 ½ inch slits in top of each. 
  Bake at 375° for 12 to 18 minutes or until brown.
Try using Frozen Mexican filling, your favorite sloppy joe filling, and your own biscuits for a change.


  1. I laughed when I read the caption under the picture. I don't think anyone would do it any better. To rephrase the old saying of square pegs and round holes: "You can't turn a round biscuit into a square turnover." They look very good and I'm sure I could easily make them vegetarian.

  2. Those look good... and frankly, I have ham to use up and we are trying to eat salads right now... so the previous recipe will get used, too!


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