Sloppy Joe Sliders

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Sloppy joe sliders are the ultimate game day food!

Sloppy joe mix on top of slider buns with melty cheese and caramelized onions, baked until bubbly.

 

Sloppy Joe Sliders: Sloppy joe mix on top of slider buns with melty cheese and caramelized onions, baked until bubbly. #recipe from thissillygirlskitchen.com #sloppyjoe #sliders #gamedayfood

 

Sloppy Joe Sliders

It is officially football season and we are so pumped in this house!

There are a few things you should know about me by now.

  1. I love finger foods and appetizers or bite-sized foods of any kind – LOVE THEM.
  2. We are a huge sport orientated family.
  3. I love to smash 1 and 2 together and make epic nibbles while watching our games.

 

 


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Sloppy Joe Sliders already!

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Sloppy Joe Sliders: Sloppy joe mix on top of slider buns with melty cheese and caramelized onions, baked until bubbly. #recipe from thissillygirlskitchen.com #sloppyjoe #sliders #gamedayfood

 

Since it is finally prime time, I am constantly making up new treats to have while watching.

I was at Publix and I was able to pick up everything there for these sloppy joe sliders.

There is a secret ingredient in this recipe. The caramelized onions have Dr Pepper in them – yes!

The Dr Peppers adds a depth of flavor you can’t get anywhere else, with it’s 23 different flavors, that packs a huge punch!

They are the perfect sweet addition to these sloppy joe sliders!

 

Sloppy Joe Sliders: Sloppy joe mix on top of slider buns with melty cheese and caramelized onions, baked until bubbly. #recipe from thissillygirlskitchen.com #sloppyjoe #sliders #gamedayfood

 

I found these Dr Pepper mini cans at Publix, they were just too cute to pass up! I found Dr Pepper right away when I walked in the door up front, and again in the soda aisle.

 

 

I knew this would be the perfect beverage to have while watching the game and eating, but then it dawned on me to add it to the onions.

And I am so glad I did!

Now, these onions are a labor of love, they have to cook for almost an hour but they are totally worth it!

 

Sloppy Joe Sliders: Sloppy joe mix on top of slider buns with melty cheese and caramelized onions, baked until bubbly. #recipe from thissillygirlskitchen.com #sloppyjoe #sliders #gamedayfood

 

How to prepare sloppy joe sliders

  • First, get the Dr Pepper caramelized onions going first by slicing the onion thinly into strips. Sautee with butter, salt, and pepper until translucent. Add in Dr Pepper and cook for 40 minutes to an hour until they are the desired color you are looking for. Add an extra tablespoon of Dr Pepper every 10 minutes so the onions do not dry out.
  • While the onions are cooking, make the sloppy joe meat by browning the ground beef and drain. Add the spices, ketchup, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F, slice sweet rolls in half and place the bottoms into a 10-inch cast iron skillet, baking dish, or sheet tray.
  • Top the rolls with half of the cheese, the meat mixture, the onions, the rest of the cheese and top them off with the top of the rolls. Drizzle the melted butter mixture on top.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden brown and bubbly.

 

Sloppy Joe Sliders: Sloppy joe mix on top of slider buns with melty cheese and caramelized onions, baked until bubbly. #recipe from thissillygirlskitchen.com #sloppyjoe #sliders #gamedayfood

 

I personally like to serve the onions on the side, we have some picky eaters in my family. But, if you love onions like I do, go for it!!

Washing these sloppy joe sliders down with Dr Pepper is the ultimate game day duo.

Dr Pepper has been a part of college football for 25 years. With it’s rich, indulgent, one-of-a-kind flavor, it literally goes with every meal.

So, why not enjoy the official drink of college football fans while watching football?!

 

Sloppy Joe Sliders: Sloppy joe mix on top of slider buns with melty cheese and caramelized onions, baked until bubbly. #recipe from thissillygirlskitchen.com #sloppyjoe #sliders #gamedayfood

 

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Sloppy Joe Sliders: Sloppy joe mix on top of slider buns with melty cheese and caramelized onions, baked until bubbly. #recipe from thissillygirlskitchen.com #sloppyjoe #sliders #gamedayfood

 

How to make sloppy joe sliders

Sloppy Joe Sliders

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sliders, sloppy joe, sloppy joe sliders
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 366 kcal
Author: Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com

Sloppy joe sliders are the ultimate game day food!

Sloppy joe mix on top of slider buns with melty cheese and caramelized onions, baked until bubbly.

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Ingredients

Dr Pepper Onions

  • 1 large vidalia onion, or sweet onion thinly cut into strips (julienne)
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 cracks fresh black pepper
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons Dr Pepper

Sloppy Joe Meat

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup stock chicken, beef, vegetable, or pork will do
  • 3 cracks fresh black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar

Slider Assembly

  • 12 dinner rolls I like to use sweet rolls or potato rolls
  • 8 slices colby jack cheese
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

Dr Pepper Onions

  1. Get the onions cooking first, then make the rest. Place a medium-sized skillet over medium heat, add the onions, butter, salt, and pepper. Toss to combine, cook stirring occasionally for 10 minutes or until onions are translucent.

  2. Reduce the heat to medium-low, add 2 tablespoons of the Dr Pepper to the skillet and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add an additional 1 tablespoon of Dr Pepper, stir to combine, continue to cook until onions reach the caramelized color you prefer, I cooked mine for a total of 40 minutes. Add an additional 1 tablespoon of Dr Pepper to the skillet every 10 minutes or so so they onions don't try out, stirring occasionally. 

Sloppy Joe Meat

  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the ground beef and brown, breaking it up until cooked through. Drain, add the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, stock, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and sugar. Mix to combine, cook for 5 minutes, take off the heat.

Slider Assembly

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut the rolls in half lengthwise. Place the bottoms of the rolls into a 10-inch cast iron skillet, baking dish, or sheet tray. Top with half of the cheese, spread the meat mixture evenly on top, spread the onions evenly on top, top with the remaining cheese, and place the tops of the rolls on.

  2. Mix together the melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic powder in a small bowl, pour evenly on top of the rolls. Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden brown and bubbly. 

Nutrition Facts
Sloppy Joe Sliders
Amount Per Serving
Calories 366 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 541mg 23%
Potassium 241mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 4g
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 9%
Vitamin C 1.5%
Calcium 21.9%
Iron 14.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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