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Sloppy-Joe Sliders


This dinner is popular with the kids and is great served for Super Bowl Sunday.

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  • Servings: 8

Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2009


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 3/4 pound ground beef sirloin
  • 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) tomato puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dark-brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 16 party-size potato rolls


  1. Heat oil over medium in a large saucepan. Add onion and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook until softened, stirring occasionally, 6 to 8 minutes.

  2. Add beef, and cook, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, 4 to 5 minutes. Add tomato puree, mustard powder, sugar, and vinegar. Cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, 8 to 10 minutes. (To store, refrigerate, up to 2 days.) Serve warm on rolls.

Cook's Notes

With leaner ground sirloin, the sliders have less fat and the rolls won't get soggy.

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  • patty4016
    25 AUG, 2010
    These are really good. I tweeked them a little. Added 1 large chopped green pepper, added 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 2 tablesppons vinegar, 1# lean ground beef, and added alittle more dry mustard. These were so much better than Manwich. I will never buy sloppy joes in a can ever again!!!!
  • Pattyaitch
    26 APR, 2010
    Me? I'm for trying this one, sounds GOOD. I love sweet and sour.
  • Henrie
    26 APR, 2010
    I like the slider idea but will use my old-stand[-by recipe.