Ahh, there is nothing better than a nice and hearty sloppy joe. Tender, juicy ground beef with just the right spices never gets old. But there is one drawback to this American classic... the mess! Sloppy joes are just as messy as ribs. Halfway through the sandwhich a third of the meat has landed on your plate, and your hands are covered in sticky sauce. Hence the name "sloppy" joes. But through some creative thinking and testing, our family's "Neat - to - Eat" sloppy joe recipe has definitely solved this age old problem with out sacrificing that wonderful taste. This recipe is sure to become a favorite! Have a look for yourself.

* Recipe makes a total of 8 sandwhiches


1 pound of ground beef

1/2 cup of cheddar cheese

1/2 cup of ketchup

1 small onion chopped

1 tablespoon of prepared mustard( preferably Gray Poupon mustard,but any other mustard will be fine)

2 teaspoons or Worcestershire sauce

1/2 teaspoon of salt

2 cans of (8 oz) refrigerated Crescent Rolls

a dash of pepper

Cooking Directions ( Preparation)

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. In pan on medium heat, cook meat until brown(drain any extra grease). Stir in cheese,ketchup,onion,mustard,Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper, and continue cooking for another 1 to 2 minutes. Separate Crescent rolls into 8 rectangles, firmly pressing dough to remove any seam holes. Spoon in 1/4 of meat mixture into the center of each rectangle. Next, fold shorter ends of the rectangles to center overlapping slightly. Seal edges. Place on two ungreased cookie sheets seam side down. Bake 15-20 minutes or until brown. After they are cooked, let them stand and cool down before eating. Enjoy!

There you have it, the ultimate sloppy joe recipe. With this recipe you get the best of both worlds. You get that delicious sloppy joe taste, but without all of the traditional sloppy joe mess. This is the type of recipe that allows you to eat sloppy joes whenever and wherever you go. "Neat - to - eat" sloppy joes are perfect for school lunches for your kids, lunch at the office, or even a quick meal in the car. Since "Neat - to - Eat" sloppy joes are already cooked, there is no need for them to be warmed up in the microwave,because they still taste great at room temperature. Another plus about this recipe is that they are extremely easy to make. It only takes anywhere from 10-15 minutes preptime before baking them in the oven. I hope you all enjoy this recipe!

P.S Be sure to leave any comments you have after baking ;)