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Air Fryer Sloppy Joe Biscuit Bombs

If you are looking for a delicious twist on Sloppy Joe sandwiches then you are going to love this Air Fryer Biscuit Bombs recipe. Golden brown balls of biscuit dough filled with the classic saucy meat filling.

Aside from being a tasty treat, these biscuit bombs are incredibly versatile. They make for the perfect as a grab-and-go snack, an easy party finger food, or a quick weekday meal.

This recipe is all about bringing back those comforting flavors of a sloppy joe, but in an easy to eat manner. If you’re tired of the filling falling out of your bun, these biscuit bombs are the perfect solution.

air fryer sloppy Joes biscuit bombs

What makes this recipe even more appealing is how simple it is to prepare. With a can of sloppy joe mix and refrigerator biscuit dough, you’re halfway there!

All that is left to do is place the meat filling in the center of the dough and wrap it up. Then let the air fryer work its magic.

You can enjoy them right away or store them in the refrigerator and reheat them whenever you need a quick snack or meal. This makes them an ideal choice for those busy days when you don’t have much time to cook or when you are on the go.

What Are Biscuit Bombs?

Biscuit Bombs are the latest craze in quick and easy snacks. Using canned refrigerator biscuit dough as a base, they’re filled with a variety of delicious ingredients.

The name suggests that the inside filling with give you an explosion of flavor when taking a bite. However the key here is to get the perfect ratio of biscuit dough to filling.

Rather than using an entire biscuit it is best to split each biscuit in half, creating a thinner outer shell. This will ensure that the biscuit dough cooks faster and the filling will remain nice and hot.

The Benefits Of Cooking With An Air Fryer

Although you could make these Sloppy Joe Biscuit Bombs in the oven, it is much faster to make them using your air fryer. In addition, by using an air fryer you won’t have to heat up the kitchen on a hot summer day.

These small, countertop appliances work by circulating hot air around the food. This not only helps the food to cook evenly but it also speeds up the cooking time compared to a conventional oven.

biscuit dough being separated in two pieces
The first step to make this recipe is to separate each biscuit into two layers.

The Keys To Making Air Fryer Biscuit Bombs

Making Biscuit Bombs is a straightforward process, but there are a few keys to getting them to turn out just right. As mentioned above you must first split each biscuit into two pieces.

1. Separate Each Biscuit Into Two Pieces – Do this by pulling back the top and bottom layers to get two even pieces. Then flatten each biscuit with the palm of your hand or with a rolling pin for even cooking.

2. Avoid Overfilling – Although you may be tempted to add a lot of filling to each biscuit, it is best to not overfill them. Adding too much sloppy joe mixture and you risk the biscuit bombs from leaking as they cook in the air fryer.

3. Add Cheese – Adding a little shredded cheese will help seal the biscuit dough and also help keep the filling from soaking through the biscuit.

4. Pinch The Seams – You must pinch the seams of the biscuits well so that the filling doesn’t ooze out.

5. Apply an Egg Wash – If you want for a beautiful golden finish be sure to brush the biscuit

6. Flip – In order to get both sides evenly brown it is best to flip them half way through the cooking process.

7. Allow Them To Rest – One the Sloppy Joe Biscuit Bombs come out of the air fryer allow them to rest for a few minutes before serving as the fillings will be hot!

meat and cheese on top of biscuit dough
Be sure not to overfill the biscuits to prevent the filling from spilling out during the cooking process.

Cook Time Required

Depending on the brand and style of your air fryer these biscuit bombs will take anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes for them to cook up to perfection. And depending on the size of your basket you may need to work in two batches to get them all cooked.

How To Store & Reheat Air Fryer Sloppy Joe Biscuit Bombs

If you find yourself with any leftovers let them cool to room temperature. Then store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

To reheat, place them back in the air fryer set at 350°F for a few minutes until heated through. Or reheat them in the microwave for 20-30 seconds until heated through.

You can even make them ahead of time and freeze them for a quick treat whenever the craving hits.

Air Fryer Sloppy Joe Biscuit Bombs Recipe

*Specific measurements and complete recipe instructions are located in a printable recipe card at the bottom of this article. However, be sure to continue to read the tips and tricks to making this recipe below.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lb ground beef, 85/15 preferred
  • 1 can sloppy joe sauce*
  • 1 can of refrigerator Grand biscuits
  • 1 cup Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon water

If you prefer, you can make your own Homemade Sloppy Joe Sauce. This is my favorite recipe that is made without any ketchup.

biscuit dough pinched together to make a ball
Be sure to gather up the edges and seal them well by pinching the ends together.

INSTRUCTIONS

Cut a piece of parchment paper to fit inside the basket of your air fryer. Set aside.

Place a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground beef and cook, breaking it into small pieces until it is no longer pink. Drain and return the meat to the skillet.

Add the can of sloppy joe sauce and heat over medium until the sauce thickens (about 5 minutes). Then remove the skillet from the heat and set aside.

Remove the biscuits from the package and separate each biscuit into 2 thinner layers. Then press or roll each biscuit half into a 4-inch round circle.

Lightly sprinkle the biscuit with shredded cheese. Then add 2 tablespoonfuls of the sloppy Joe mixture on top of cheese.

Folding Instructions

Gently fold the edges up and over filling and pinch to seal. Be sure to seal all edges so that the filling doesn’t come out during cooking.

In small bowl, beat the egg and water. Using a pastry brush, apply the egg wash on all sides of the biscuits. Set aside.

Preheat Air Fryer at 375°F (190°C). Once the basket is preheated place the parchment paper in the air fryer basket. Then place the biscuit bombs, seam side down on the parchment paper.

Air Fry the Sloppy Joe Biscuit Bombs for 8 minutes. Then turn and continue to cook for another 8-12 minutes or until the biscuits are cooked through at an internal temperature of 165°F. You may need to flip them one more time to prevent one side from browning too much.

Remove the biscuit bombs from the air fryer and let them cool for 5 minutes before serving, as the insides will be HOT!

sloppy joe biscuit bombs in the air fryer basket
Although you can spray the air fryer basket with oil, it is best to use parchment paper to prevent the biscuit dough from sticking to the surface.

Other Biscuit Bomb Recipes

Breakfast Biscuit Bombs filled with scrambled eggs, bacon, and cheese.

Pizza Biscuit Bombs with marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni.

Apple Pie Biscuit Bombs – apple pie filling stuffed inside biscuit dough with a cinnamon sugar coating.

Enjoy! Mary

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Air Fryer Sloppy Joe Biscuit Bombs

air fryer sloppy Joes biscuit bombs

Sloppy joe meat and cheese wrapped inside canned biscuit dough and cooked in the air fryer for an easy meal, snack or appetizer recipe.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef, 85/15 preferred
  • 1 can sloppy joe sauce
  • 1 can of refrigerator Grand biscuits
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon water

Instructions

  1. Cut parchment paper to fit the basket of your air fryer. Set aside.
  2. Place a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground beef and cook, breaking it into small pieces until it is no longer pink. Drain and return the meat to the skillet.
  3. Add the can of sloppy joe sauce and heat over medium until the sauce thickens (about 5 minutes). Remove the skillet from the heat and set aside.
  4. Remove the biscuits from the package and separate each biscuit into 2 layers. Press each biscuit half into a 4-inch round circle. Lightly sprinkle the top of each biscuit half with shredded cheese. Then add 2 tablespoonfuls of the sloppy Joe mixture on top of the cheese in the center of each biscuit.
  5. Gently fold edges up and over filling and pinch to seal at the top.
  6. In small bowl, beat the egg and water. Using a pastry brush, apply the egg wash on all sides of the biscuits. Set aside.
  7. Preheat Air Fryer at 375°F (190°C). Place the parchment paper in the air fryer basket and then place the biscuit bombs, seam side down on the parchment paper.
  8. Cook for 8 minutes. Turn the biscuit bombs and continue to cook for another 8-12 minutes or until the biscuits are cooked through at an internal temperature of 165°F. You may need to flip them one more time to prevent one side from browning too much.
  9. Remove the biscuit bombs from the air fryer and let cool for 5 minutes before serving, as the insides will be HOT!

Notes

Recipe provided by Make Your Meals

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1 biscuit bomb

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 118Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 128mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 10g

Nutritional Information is to be used as a general guideline only . Nutritional calculations will vary from the types and brands of the products used.

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