Sloppy Joe Wonton Cups Recipe

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Sloppy Joe Wonton Cups Recipe - Simple & Mess Free

With back to school time here I’m busy putting together a stack of recipes for Easy Weeknight Meals. Once school starts we are always busy and having easy recipes on hand is a must. My family loves sloppy joes and they couldn’t be easier to make, but I wanted a fresh take on a family favorite so I got in the kitchen and started playing with ingredients. The end result was a fantastic recipe for sloppy joe wonton cups that satisfy the tastebuds and leave you without the traditional messy hands that sloppy joes are known to leave behind. The crisp from the wonton cups adds a great layer of texture to the sloppy joes. As an added bonus they are just as quick and easy to make as traditional sloppy joes! These are a great weeknight meal or party food.

Manwich Thick & Chunky Sloppy Joes

First brown one pound lean ground beef on the stove and then drain the excess fat. Then add 2/3 a can of Manwich sloppy joe sauce. I used the Thick & Chunky variety because I didn’t want the filling to be too saucy or the wonton cups would get soggy. Cook over medium heat until sauce is mixed well and thickened up.

Wonton Cups

While you are making your sloppy joes on the stove, get your wonton cups in the oven. Brush each wonton wrapper with vegetable oil and press into a muffin pan. Cook at 350 degrees for 6-10 minutes until crisp.

Sloppy Joe Wonton Cups

 Once your wonton cups are done remove from the oven and fill with sloppy joe mixture.

Sloppy Joe Wonton Cups Recipe
Then top with cheese and put back in the oven for 1-2 minutes until cheese is melted.

Sloppy Joe Wonton Cups with cheese and chives

 Sprinkle with green onions to complete them!

Sloppy Joe Wonton Cups Recipe

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Sloppy Joe Wonton Cups Recipe

Quick, easy weeknight meal that puts a spin on traditional sloppy joes and adds a nice crunch to them!

10 minPrep Time

12 minCook Time

22 minTotal Time

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  • 1# lean ground beef
  • 2/3 can Manwich Thick & Chunky Sloppy Joe Sauce
  • 12 Wonton wrappers
  • 2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 3/4 cup shredded colby jack cheese
  • 2 Tbsp chopped green onions


  1. Brown ground beef in skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Drain fat.
  3. Add 2/3 can Manwich and stir. Cook over medium heat until sauce thickens.
  4. Meanwhile, brush wonton wrappers with vegetable oil and press into muffin pan.
  5. Cook wonton wrappers at 350 degrees for 6-10 minutes until crisp.
  6. Once wonton wrappers are done fill them with sloppy joe mixture.
  7. Sprinkle with cheese and cook an additional 2 minutes until cheese is melted.
  8. Remove from oven and sprinkle with green onions.
  9. Serve immediately.
Recipe Type: Main

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  1. Yum! I love sloppy joes, they are a hit in this home. I like the new take on them with the wonton cups! my kids would dig this!

  2. Wow, looks yummy. My son and hubby will enjoy these. Thank you for sharing.

  3. These would be a great appetizer for a party!

  4. I’ve made taco cups like this, but my husband says the wontons are too crunchy. I’ll have to try these when he’s gone.

  5. Oh my gosh. What a fun recipe! I love the taste of sloppy Joes but don’t always want all the bulk of a bun. This is a great alternative.

  6. These look soooo good. I wish I could have meals like that here. Manwich is the best though! I can convince my kids to eat their sloppy joes happily.

  7. Wat a creative recipe. I would have never thought to use wonton wrappers like that. Yum!

  8. These are so little and cute, I know my boys would eat them up. Why do kids enjoy food so much more when it comes in a smaller package?

  9. What a cute idea. Love using the cupcake tin for a variety of meals.

  10. That is definitely a unique and tasty recipe!

  11. We ate sloppy joes all the time growing up. This is such a yummy looking spin on a nostalgic meal. I’m sure my kids would love this.

  12. Nicole Dz says:

    What a fun and easy snack to make. I love this as a appetizer for a game day party. Sloppy Joe mix is so good.

  13. Yes! This is brilliant! No more messy joes!!

  14. Cute idea! Pinning, and will make this later this week!

  15. shelly peterson says:

    This is a really great idea that looks so delicious. I know my family would enjoy this.

  16. This is such a good idea, my husband is not a fan of buns but I bet he would love sloppy joes this way!

  17. What an awesome recipe! I bet my kids would love this bite size snack.

  18. Those look so good. I’ll have to try them sometime!

  19. These look SO GOOD! My kids would love these.

  20. Wow I don’t believe I’ve had sloppy Joe’s since I was a kid in camp!! Those look pretty yummy!

  21. vickie couturier says:

    my grandkids would totally eat this,,id have to leave off the green onions but that’s okay

  22. CR Williams says:

    Wow sloppy Joe wonton? My hubby would love this!! Thanks for sharing

  23. Joni Mason says:

    I love this recipe! What a great take on an American classic dish AND without all the bread and mess! Thanks for sharing!


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