Sloppy Joe Sliders

Sloppy Joe SlidersRecipe
Photo: John Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Serve up mini versions of a weeknight favorite. Make the sauce ahead of time, if you like. Just reheat it and toast the buns to finish the sliders.


Serves 4 (serving size: 2 sliders)
Total time: 17 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 17 Minutes
Total: 17 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 373
Fat 10 g
Satfat 3.6 g
Monofat 3.5 g
Polyfat 2.3 g
Protein 23.1 g
Carbohydrate 52.2 g
Fiber 4.2 g
Cholesterol 38 mg
Iron 4 mg
Sodium 736 mg
Calcium 111 mg


1 large carrot
10 ounce lean ground beef
3/4 cup prechopped onion
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
1 (8-ounce) can no-salt-added tomato sauce
8 slider hamburger buns


1. Preheat broiler.

2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. While the pan is heating, grate carrot. Add carrot, beef, and onion to pan; cook 6 minutes or until beef is browned and vegetables are tender. Add garlic powder, chili powder, and pepper; cook 1 minute.

3. Combine 1/4 cup ketchup and the next 5 ingredients (through tomato sauce) in a small bowl. Add ketchup mixture to pan, stirring to evenly coat beef mixture. Simmer for 5 minutes or until thickened.

4. While sauce thickens, arrange buns, cut side up, in a single layer on a baking sheet. Broil 2 minutes or until lightly toasted. Place about 1/4 cup beef mixture on bottom half of each of 8 buns; top each slider with top half of bun.