Sloppy Joe Casserole with Cornbread Crust – Saucy, sloppy beans and veggies covered in a hearty cornbread crust. It’s one of those down-home comfort food meals that make you feel all warm and cozy inside. You’ll want to lick your plate clean!
It’s finally here! Today is the publication date for my first cookbook, The Meatless Monday Family Cookbook!
The recipes in this book are the ones my family and I enjoy on any given day. They are simple, yet incredibly tasty, with easy to find ingredients. Most of them are easily customizable so you can use the vegetables or grains your family loves best.
Today, I’m bringing you a comfort food recipe from the cookbook that’s perfect for these cooler temps. It’s my Sloppy Joe Casserole with Cornbread Crust. I hope your family enjoys it as much as mine!
The Meatless Monday Family Cookbook
The Meatless Monday Family Cookbook features more than 100 kid-friendly, plant based recipes to help you go meatless one day a week….or every day!
Most of them are perfect for busy weeknights. Many of them are comforting enough to serve for Sunday supper.
All of them are made with easy to find ingredients. Included is a section on how to stock your pantry so a quick meatless meal is always at your fingertips.
No matter your experience with cooking, you’ll find these recipes simple, yet flavorful.
Handy Kids in the Kitchen tips are strewn throughout with suggestions for getting your kids involved in the cooking process, too.
Read more details about the cookbook here.
Take a Peek Inside
There are 11 Chapters inside The Meatless Monday Family Cookbook. Here is a sampling of what you’ll find:
Getting Started with Meatless Monday – Why Meatless Monday; Pantry and Kitchen Essentials; Getting the Kids Involved
Hearty Soups – Creamy Vegetable Noodle Soup; Mixed Lentil Quinoa Soup; Rustic Winter Stew
Satisfying Salads – Very Berry Quinoa Salad with Cinnamon Toasted Pecans; Black Bean and Rice Kale Salad; BBQ Ranch Romaine Pasta Salad
Loaded Handhelds – Falafel Pitas with Quick Pickled Red Onions and Lemon-Dill-Tahini Sauce; Smashed Black Bean Green Chile Quesadillas; Smoky BBQ Burgers
Bountiful Bowls – Pineapple Curried Cauliflower Rice Bowls; Fried Rice Bowls with Baked Tofu; BBQ Chickpea and Veggie Bowls
Perfect Pasta – Buttered Noodles with Roasted Cauliflower and Seedy Bread Crumbs; Rigatoni with Zucchini and Corn; Pumpkin Maple-Glazed Penne with Roasted Fall Vegetables
One Pot Wonders – Quick Peanut Noodles; Summer Vegetable Tomato Rice Skillet; Skillet Chickpea Chilaquiles
Comforting Casseroles – Potpie Noodle Casserole; Baked Garlic White Mac and Cheese with Garlic Bread Crumb Topping; and the Sloppy Joe Casserole with Cornbread Crust featured in this post, recipe follows.
Center Stage Vegetables – Roasted Potato Wedges with the World’s Easiest Chili; Cheesy Broccoli Stuffed Baked Potatoes; Thai Sweet Potato Curry
Breakfast for Dinner – Garlicky White Bean Avocado Toast with BBQ Drizzle; Oatmeal Cookie Granola Parfait; Oven-Baked Potato Hash
Sauces and Stapes – Maple Dijon Vinaigrette; Romesco Sauce; Sharp Salsa Queso Dip
I’ve included a handful of recipes in the cookbook that are already on my blog because they are reader favorites that are always a huge hit.
- Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
- Sloppy Pineapple Chickpea BBQ Sandwiches
- Black Bean Zucchini Enchiladas
- Lentil Bolognese
- Creamy Dairy Free Potato Soup
How to Make Sloppy Joe Casserole with Cornbread Crust
I love a good casserole! A mash of flavors and textures all in one dish. And most casseroles, like this one, are easy to make.
The filling is done quickly in a skillet on the stove.
While the filling is cooking, the cornbread topping is easily whisked in a bowl.
Pour the filling into a baking dish and gently spread the cornbread mixture over the top.
Bake, serve, devour.
Sloppy Joe Casserole with Cornbread Crust
I hope you love this Sloppy Joe Casserole as much as we do! If you try it, please come back and leave me a comment below with your feedback and star rating.
You can also find me on social media. Be sure to tag @veggie_inspired and #veggieinspired so I’m sure to see it.
And don’t forget to order your copy of The Meatless Monday Family Cookbook!
This is one of those down-home comfort food meals that make you feel all warm and cozy inside. Saucy, sloppy beans and veggies are covered in a hearty cornbread crust. you'll want to lick your plate clean.
- 1 tablespoon (28 ml) olive oil
- 1/2 red onion (diced)
- 2 cloves garlic (minced)
- 2 carrots (peeled and diced)
- 1 green bell pepper (seeded and diced)
- 1 can (15 ounces) red kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
- 1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans (white kidney beans) (drained and rinsed)
- 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
- 1/4 cup (60 g) ketchup
- 1/4 cup (60 g) organic brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons (28 ml) vegan Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons liquid smoke (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (or to taste)
- 1 cup (164 g) fresh or frozen corn kernels
- 1 1/4 cups (175 g) cornmeal
- 3/4 cup (94 g) white whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 cups (285 ml) unsweetened plain almond milk or milk of choice
- 1/2 cup (160 g) pure maple syrup
- 1/4 cup (60 ml) vegetable oil
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celcius, or gas mark 6)
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté for 5 to 6 minutes until soft and translucent. Add the garlic, carrots, and bell pepper and sauté for 4 to 5 minutes until starting to soften. Add the remaining ingredients, except the corn, and stir well. Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thick and bubbly. Add the corn and stir to combine.
Meanwhile, whisk the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl. Whisk the almond milk, maple syrup, and vegetable oil in a separate mixing bowl. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir well to combine.
Pour the sloppy joe mixture into an 8- x 11- inch (20 x 28 cm) or similar casserole dish. Pour the cornbread mix over the top and gently smooth out in an even layer. Be careful not to push the cornbread mix into the sloppy joe mixture, although it's okay if a little bit seeps through.
Bake for 25-28 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the cornbread comes out clean. Let rest for 10 minutes before serving.