I grew up eating sloppy Joes on a bun at school. For many years, I had a bad perception of Sloppy Joes because of school cafeterias. Recently, someone made me these Sloppy Joe Sliders and my opinion of Sloppy Joes completely changed. Forget the canned sloppy Joe sauce – make your own!
We have been deep in the winter season and I know all it makes you do is crave carbs. Let’s ride that out, were hibernating anyway. Is anyone to see you in a bathing suit anytime soon? NO! This is one of those meals that makes great leftovers. The meat tastes better the next day, do you know what I mean?
For this delicious recipe, You can use either Hawaiian buns or slider buns. You will be able to find this in the bread aisle or the deli section.
You can serve this meat over rice, on a bun, or even over pasta! There is something so satisfying about the sweet and savory combination of this sauce. You could even add some red pepper flakes for a nice spicy kick!
You'll only need a few simple ingredients to make this. The exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below. Here's an overview of what you'll need:
- Ground beef
- Green bell pepper
- Tomato paste
- Beef broth
- Light brown sugar
- Honey mustard
See recipe card for quantities.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat, cook the garlic, green pepper, and onion, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the ground beef and cook until no longer pink and the vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Drain the fat, If necessary.
Stir the tomato paste and brother into the ground beef mixture. When the paste is blended in, add the brown sugar, Worcestershire, and mustard and stir to combine.
Simmer for 20 minutes to allow the flavors to blend together.
Garnish with parsley leaves and serve on slider buns.
Hint: Simmer until all the liquids evaporate.
Ground beef: You want to use ground beef that Is 85% or 90% lean meat. Do not worry about using lean meat as the rest of the ingredients will keep the patties intact.
Onion: I love using sweet vidalia onions because they caramelize so well.
Bell pepper: You can use any color of bell pepper you desire. I used a green one, but you can use red or yellow.
Broth: Beef broth compliments the ground meat well but you can use chicken or vegetable broth.
Cooking is a chance to be creative! Have fun with it and feel free to make your own variation.
- Spicy - add chili pepper flakes while cooking to imbue heat into the dish, or banana peppers!
- Deluxe - top with guacamole, crispy onions or cheese.
- Kid friendly - add crushed potato chips (ketchup chips!)
Check out this Air Fried Sausage and Peppers.
Equipment can have a big impact on how a recipe turns out. Stone bakeware takes longer to heat up than metal pans, and also retain heat for longer, which could make the recipe more watery, or burnt on the outsides.
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This will be good in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
The meat can be frozen for up to three months.
If you don't want to use sugar, feel free to use honey or maple syrup instead.Print
- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove