BBQ Sloppy Joe Burgers

These burgers have all the fun and flavor of a diner favorite, but they're easy to prepare at home, using Hamburger Helper sloppy joe mix.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 6


Onion Rings

large onion, cut into 1/4-inch rings
cup buttermilk
cup Progresso™ panko crispy bread crumbs
cup Progresso™ plain bread crumbs
Corn Chex™ cereal, crushed
teaspoon salt
teaspoon pepper

Sloppy Joes

lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
box Hamburger Helper™ sloppy joe
1 2/3
cups milk
1 1/3
cups hot water
cup barbecue sauce
cup Green Giant™ Steamers™ Niblets® frozen corn (from 12-oz bag)
to 8 hamburger buns, split

  • 1 Place onion rings in medium bowl; pour buttermilk over onions. Let soak 30 minutes.
  • 2 Heat oven to 400°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. In shallow bowl, beat egg. In another bowl, mix both bread crumbs, the cereal, salt and pepper.
  • 3 Drain onion rings, discarding buttermilk. Dip onion rings in egg, then coat with crumb mixture. Place on cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 13 minutes or until browned.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook beef and chopped onion over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked and onion is tender; drain.
  • 5 Stir in uncooked pasta and sauce mix (from Hamburger Helper box), milk, hot water, barbecue sauce and corn. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally; reduce heat. Cover; simmer about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes (sauce will thicken as it stands).
  • 6 To serve, spoon sloppy joe mixture onto bun bottoms; top each with 1 or 2 onion rings. Cover with bun tops.

Expert Tips

Start cooking the sloppy joe mixture while the onion rings soak, and it will be ready to serve about the same time the onion rings come out of the oven.

Toast the hamburger buns, if desired.

If you don’t have buttermilk, make your own by squeezing half a lemon (about 1 tablespoon) into a cup of milk.