Sloppy Joe Sliders

Sloppy Joe Sliders
This meal was inspired by a Ham & Swiss Slider recipe that my mother-in-law made during a recent visit.  It is very simple and you can use your favorite Sloppy Joe recipe in a slightly new way.  I like the Pioneer Woman’s Sloppy Joes, so that is what I used.  But, you can really just use a pound of ground beef (or ground chicken is delicious in this recipe) and a can of your favorite sauce…whatever makes you happy or doesn’t make you have to run to the store.

Once the Joe is made (which you can do the night before…or during nap time, my personal favorite dinner prep time), the rest is very simple and quick.  Here is a pictorial step-by-step because I’m a visual person.

Saw your buns in half and put them in a greased baking dish.  Top with cheese to help prevent the bottoms from getting soggy; also, because cheese is good. :)

Load ’em up with the Sloppy Joe.

And we don’t want soggy tops…so, yes, throw on some more cheese!

Top off your buns,

drizzle with a touch of melted butter,

and throw ’em in the oven.

And, Viola!  You have yourself a way more fun (and only slightly less sloppy) Sloppy Joe dinner!

And, your kiddos might even be convinced that these sliders are worth eating, too!  My boys seemed to like them pretty well.  We just cut the slider up into small bites for them.  Of course, they only discovered that the sliders were quite tasty after they scarfed down the sweet potato fries and covered themselves in apple sauce.  However, they devoured the (surprisingly non-soggy) leftovers the following night.  So, I’ll consider this dish a winner with my notoriously picky toddlers. :) 
Sloppy Joe Sliders
(Print Recipe)

1 package (12-count) Dinner Rolls
12 slices Cheddar Cheese
1-1.5 lbs prepared Sloppy Joe
2 tbs Melted Butter
1/2 tsp Chili Powder
1/2 tsp Dry Mustard
Preheat the oven to 350.  Spray a 13 X 9 casserole dish with cooking spray.  Cut the dinner rolls in half and place the bottoms in the casserole dish.  Layer with 6 of the cheese slices.  Add Sloppy Joe mixture, covering rolls.  Layer with the remaining 6 cheese slices.  Cover with tops of dinner rolls.  Melt butter and mix in chili powder and dry mustard.  Drizzle over tops of buns.  Cover with foil and bake for 15-20 minutes.  (Remove foil for last few minutes in order to slightly brown the tops.)
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  1. Those look great!

  2. These sloppy joe sliders look so good. Love it with cheese! We are so glad that you linked up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday”. Please join us again!! -The Sisters

  3. Awesome idea. Sloppy Joes are one of my favorite meals right now!

  4. Fantastic idea! I’m sure these would be so yummy. Love the ease of making them too. Thanks so much for linking up at Weekend Potluck.

  5. I actually make these frequently now for my toddler! So easy and yummy (and freezable). They are delicious! :)

    • Sloppy joe is definitely a great freezer food. I need to remember that whenever I make these to do a double batch of meat and then freeze the rest. Thanks for that suggestion. Glad you enjoy them. We (mom and dad) love them, too. :)

  6. Just made these for my son’s first Birthday party. They were a hit! Definitely something the whole family enjoyed and we can’t wait to make them again!

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