We all have those days when the thought of preparing dinner makes us sigh. Those days when nothing sounds appetizing and all you want is a recipe that not only tastes amazing, but is super easy to make. Luckily these Sloppy Joe Pinwheels are here to save the day. The simple ingredient list will have you singing and the flavor of the finished product will have you jumping for joy.

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Sloppy Joe Pinwheels are the perfect meal for your family to enjoy together. Crescent roll dough smothered in sloppy joe mix is my idea of a fun dinner that everyone will enjoy. If you are lucky, you may have enough leftovers to cover the next meal time dilemma!

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Here is what you need:

1 lb ground meat (beef, turkey, venison, or buffalo)
1/2 cup ketchup
1 Tbsp yellow mustard
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 Crescent roll dough sheets
1 cup shredded cheese
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
non-stick cooking spray

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Step 1: Preheat oven to 350F.& Brown ground meat in a large pan on the stove top. Once cooked, remove from heat.

Sloppy Joe Pinwheels | Easy Dinner Pinwheels | Kid Friendly Foods | Simple Dinner Recipe | Food Made Simple

Step 2: Add ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper to browned meat and combine. Set aside.

Sloppy Joe Pinwheels | Easy Dinner Pinwheels | Kid Friendly Foods | Simple Dinner Recipe | Food Made Simple

Step 3: Roll out crescent roll dough on a baking sheet lined with wax paper.

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Step 4: Top the dough with half the sloppy joe mixture. Evenly spread 1/2 cup shredded cheese on the meat.

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Step 5: Roll up the dough and meat mixture lengthwise. Cut the “log” of dough into 10 sections or “pinwheels”. Repeat Steps 3-5 for the remaining ingredients.

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Step 6: Remove the wax paper from the baking sheet and throw away. Spray the baking sheet(s) with non-stick cooking spray. Place each pinwheel on the baking sheet(s) 2 inches apart.

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Step 7: Bake for 22 minutes or until the dough of each pinwheel is golden brown. Allow each pinwheel to cool for 15 minutes and then enjoy!

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Recipe Notes: You can also use crescent rolls and fill and roll each triangle crescent being sure to pinch ends. If you would like to cook pinwheels in a greased round baking pan adjust baking time for 30-35 minutes or until dough is golden brown.

Sloppy Joe Pinwheels

Your family will go crazy for these Sloppy Joe Pinwheels! They are simple to prepare, fun to eat, and wonderfully satisfying.

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Sloppy Joes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb round meat (beef, turkey, venison, or buffalo)
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 sheets Crescent roll dough
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • non-stick cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Brown ground meat in a large pan on the stove top. Once cooked,remove from heat.

  2. Add ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper to browned meat and combine. Set aside.

  3. Roll out crescent roll dough on a baking sheet lined with wax paper.

  4. Top the dough with half the sloppy joe mixture. Evenly spread 1/2 cup shredded cheese on the meat.

  5. Roll up the dough and meat mixture lengthwise. Cut the "log" of dough into 10 sections or "pinwheels". Repeat Steps 3-5 for the remaining ingredients.

  6. Remove the wax paper from the baking sheet and throw away. Spray the baking sheet(s) with non-stick cooking spray. Place each pinwheel on the baking sheet(s) 2 inches apart.

  7. Bake for 22 minutes or until the dough of each pinwheel is golden brown. Allow each pinwheel to cool for 15 minutes and then enjoy!

Recipe Notes

You can also use crescent rolls and fill and roll each triangle crescent being sure to pinch ends. If you would like to cook pinwheels in a greased round baking pan adjust baking time for 30-35 minutes or until dough is golden brown.

 

Sloppy Joe Pinwheels | Easy Dinner Pinwheels | Kid Friendly Foods | Simple Dinner Recipe | Food Made Simple

Sammi Ricke
Sammi Ricke likes to keep things simple, delicious, and nutritious in her kitchen. She enjoys the challenge of finding unique ways to incorporate “just one more whole food” into every meal while leaving just enough room for life's essentials: chocolate and peanut butter. If you are looking for “healthified” versions of your family’s favorite meals be sure to visit Sammi's Grounded & Surrounded Blog. You can also find her on Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook.
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