I am far from a chef let alone a cook but I have been bored and feeling creative so I’ve been trying easy new recipes. One I came across that I simply had to try was the Sloppy Joe Meat Pies. Quick, easy, fun, and oh so delish.

What you will need:
– 1/2 lb. lean beef chop meat
– One 6 oz. tomato paste
– One pack of Sloppy Joe seasoning mix
– 1 1/4 cups of water
– Crescent rolls by Pillsbury
– 1 egg
– toppings of your choice, make it unique. (I choose chopped red peppers and crushed up Doritos ranch flavored chips).

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How to prepare chop meat:
1. In medium sauce skillet brown chop meat over medium to low flame.
2. After meat is browned, strain extra grease from meat.
3. Place back in skillet, add the tomato paste, Sloppy Joe seasoning mix, and the 1 1/4 cups of water.
4. Bring to boil, then simmer for about 10 mins or until sauce is at desired thickness.
5. Place on the side to cool to a luke warm temperature.

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How to prepare meat pies:
1. Roll out the Crescent rolls onto a chopping board.
2. Scoop on a tablespoon of Sloppy Joe meat mix. (Less is more so the meat pies seal easily).
3. Put in toppings of your choice with the meat. I choose chopped red peppers and crushed up Doritos ranch flavored chips.
4. Seal meat pie with the crescent roll dough. No specific way to do this just be creative and make sure all openings are sealed.
5. Tighten edges of the dough with a folk.
6. Brush on a light coating of the beaten egg on to each meat pie front and back.

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How to cook:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Spray oven pan with a light coating of cooking spray. I always use Pam or you can lightly butter pan instead if you don’t have cooking spray.
3. Place Sloppy Joe meat pies on oven pan about a half an inch space in between each other.
4. Cook for 11-20 minutes or until crescent crust is a light golden brown.
5. Let cool for a few minutes. (Inside will be piping hot so be careful).
6. Enjoy.

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If a cooking challenged woman like myself can pull this delicious lunch or dinner recipe “fool proof” then anyone can. Let me know how your Sloppy Joe meat pies turn out. Share the topping that you choose to put inside. Bon appetit!

Credit: http://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/crescent-sloppy-joes/e5b67981-9c97-4395-af59-7ffea5ff4db7

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