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serving baked sloppy joe slider with a spatula

Sloppy Joe Sliders

These cheesy sloppy joe sliders are so good; everyone will be fighting who gets the last piece! Good thing they're easy to make for a large crowd and budget-friendly, too. So tasty and filling!
Course Appetizer, Main Entree
Cuisine American
Keyword sloppy joe sliders
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 335kcal
Author Lalaine



  • In a wide pan over medium heat, add ground beef. Cook, breaking apart with the back of the spoon until it begins to render fat.
  • Drain any excess fat except for about 1 tablespoon. Add onions and bell peppers and continue to cook until softened and meat is lightly browned.
  • Add tomato sauce, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, yellow mustard, vinegar, and brown sugar. Stir until wel incorporated and sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil.
  • Lower heat, cover, and simmer, occasionally stirring, for about 15 to 20 minutes or until meat is cooked and sauce is thick and reduced.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and allow to slightly cool.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Spray a 9x13 baking pan with cooking spray.
  • Using a serrated knife, cut the rolls in half horizontally and place the bottom slab of bread in the prepared baking dish.
  • Spoon sloppy joe mixture on the bread and spread evenly to cover the surface.
  • Arrange cheese slices over the beef mixture.
  • Place the top slab of the bread over the cheese.
  • In a small bowl, combine melted butter, Parmesan cheese, and Italian seasoning. Brush over the rolls.
  • Cover with foil and bake in the oven for about 10 to 15 minutes or until hot and cheese is melted.
  • Remove from heat and cut into individual pieces to serve.



  • Use a serrated knife to cut the bread to keep it from falling apart. Try to slice the bottom a little thicker than the top, as it will carry the weight of the meat mixture.
  • Make sure the sloppy joe beef is adequately reduced; you want it saucy but thick and not overly wet. Once it's cooked, give it a few minutes to cool before layering it on top of the slab of bread, as the escaping steam might make the bread soggy.
  • Spray the baking dish with cooking spray so the sliders don't stick when they bake.
  • Cover the dish with foil and bake until heated and the cheese is melted. Remove the foil during the last five minutes if you want the bread tops lightly browned and crispier.
Nutritional info calculated at 2 sliders per serving.


Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 581mg | Potassium: 462mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 825IU | Vitamin C: 17.8mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 2.3mg