Sloppy Joe Sliders

Prep Time Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Yields 12
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  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup diced white onion
  • 1/2 cup seeded and diced green bell pepper
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons prepared yellow mustard
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper, or to taste (optional)
  • fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • 12 slider buns (I used King's Hawaiian Savory Butter Rolls)
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheese (I used sharp cheddar and Monterey Jack)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, or as needed


  1. In a 10" to 12" skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef, onions, and bell pepper until meat crumbles and no pink remains. Drain off as much grease from the pan as possible and return the skillet to the heat.
  2. Add tomato sauce, ketchup, Worcestershire, mustard, brown sugar, cumin, garlic powder, smoked paprika, crushed red pepper, and fresh ground black pepper. Stir well to combine and reduce heat to low. Simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Separate the slider buns and slice in half. Place bottom half of buns in a 13" x 9" baking dish.
  4. Spoon some of the Sloppy Joe mixture on to each bun and then sprinkle each one with shredded cheese. Place top half of the bun over the cheese. Brush the tops of the buns with melted butter and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes, or until buns are lightly toasted and cheese has melted.

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