and the original recipe HERE.
Sloppy Joe Sliders
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 package (12 count) slider rolls (I used King Hawaiian's butter flavored rolls)
- 2 cups of shredded or sliced cheese (I used shredded cheddar)
- 1 stick butter, divided (3 tbs melted, 5 tbs whole)
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup ketchup (I prefer Heinz)
- 2 tbs brown sugar (if you don't want it overly sweet, I would cut this down to 1 tbs)
- 2 tbs dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbs Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp liquid smoke
- 1 tbs chili powder (I have been a big fan of ancho chili powder lately)
- salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 350.
Brown ground beef. About halfway through, add the onion. When beef is browned, add bell pepper and garlic. Saute about 5 minutes before adding sauce ingredients. Add butter, ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, vinegar, Worcestershire, liquid smoke, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Cook for at least 5 minutes, up to an hour on a low simmer. Use one tablespoon of the melted butter on the bottom of a baking dish. Pleace the bottom of the slider rolls on top of that butter. Pile up your meat on top of the bottom buns. Sprinkle your shredded cheese, or lay out your cheese slices on top of the meat. Top with the top buns. Brush the tops with the rest of the melted butter. Bake for 10 minutes. I served mine with tater tots for that old school feel. Enjoy!