Sloppy Joe Sliders Recipe


Sloppy Joe Sliders Recipe:


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 package Hawaiian rolls
  • Cheese slices of your choice (cheddar, pepper jack, or your favorite)
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder


  1. Preheat the Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Make the Sloppy Joe Mix:
    • In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef. Drain excess fat.
    • Add chopped onions, bell peppers, and minced garlic. Cook until the vegetables are softened.
  3. Prepare the Sloppy Joe Sauce:
    • Stir in ketchup, tomato sauce, tomato paste, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper. Simmer for about 10-15 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld and the sauce to thicken.
  4. Assemble the Sliders:
    • While the Sloppy Joe mix is simmering, cut the Hawaiian rolls in half horizontally, keeping them connected.
    • Place the bottom half of the rolls in a baking dish.
  5. Add Sloppy Joe Mix:
    • Spoon the prepared Sloppy Joe mix evenly over the bottom layer of the rolls.
  6. Layer with Cheese:
    • Lay cheese slices of your choice over the Sloppy Joe mix.
  7. Top with the Other Half of the Rolls:
    • Place the top half of the Hawaiian rolls over the cheese, creating a sandwich.
  8. Prepare Butter Mixture:
    • In a small bowl, mix melted butter with garlic powder and onion powder.
  9. Brush the Tops:
    • Brush the tops of the rolls with the melted butter mixture.
  10. Bake in the Oven:
    • Bake in the preheated oven for about 10-12 minutes or until the tops are golden brown and the cheese is melted.
  11. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Remove from the oven, let it cool for a minute, then use a sharp knife to separate the sliders. Serve warm and enjoy these delightful Sloppy Joe sliders!
  12. Optional: Customize Toppings:
    • Consider adding pickles, sliced jalapeños, or a dollop of coleslaw for extra flavor and texture.

These Sloppy Joe sliders are not only quick and easy to make but also perfect for parties, game nights, or a fun family dinner!


Q1: Can I make the Sloppy Joe mix ahead of time?

A: Absolutely! You can prepare the Sloppy Joe mix ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Reheat it before assembling the sliders.

Q2: Can I use ground turkey or chicken instead of beef?

A: Yes, you can substitute ground turkey or chicken for beef to make a leaner version of the Sloppy Joe mix.

Q3: Can I use a different type of bread or rolls?

A: Certainly! While Hawaiian rolls add a sweet touch, you can use any type of slider buns or rolls that you prefer.

Q4: How can I make these sliders spicier?

A: To add some heat, consider incorporating diced jalapeños or a pinch of cayenne pepper into the Sloppy Joe mix.

Q5: Can I freeze the Sloppy Joe mix for later use?

A: Yes, the Sloppy Joe mix can be frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw it in the refrigerator before reheating and assembling the sliders.

Q6: What cheese works best for these sliders?

A: The choice of cheese is versatile. Cheddar, pepper jack, Swiss, or American cheese are all great options. Choose your favorite or mix and match!

Q7: Can I make these sliders in advance for a party?

A: Yes, you can assemble the sliders ahead of time and refrigerate them. When ready to serve, bake them in the oven as directed in the recipe.

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