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Sloppy Joe Sliders

Sloppy joes pack tons of flavor with a homemade sloppy joe seasoning mix, plus cheddar cheese on hand held sized slider rolls.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sloppy joe sliders
Servings: 12 sliders
Calories: 276kcal
Author: Erin
Cost: $5.91


  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup sweet or yellow onion minced
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika not smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 12 slider rolls can sub Hawaiian sweet rolls or dinner rolls


  • Heat a skillet on medium high heat.
  • Add ground beef and minced onion to the hot skillet, break up the ground beef and sauté until the meat is browned.
  • Add the 6 ounces of tomato paste, and all of the spices. Stir, and sauté for a minute or two to toast spices and darken tomato paste.
  • Add water to the skillet, stir and simmer for 2-3 minutes until most of liquid is evaporated and sloppy joe consistency is obtained.
  • Remove sloppy joe meat from the heat, and stir in the shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Pile sloppy joe mixture onto slider rolls and serve.


Serving: 1slider | Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 566mg | Potassium: 352mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 403IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 2mg