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If you love sloppy joes, then you need to make these Sloppy Joe Sliders. The perfect weeknight dinner or to feed a crowd.

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We love making sliders for an easy way to feed a crowd. This sloppy joe sliders is a delicious way to serve a classic recipe. The sloppy joes are made from scratch and layered on Hawaiian Rolls to create the perfect party food.

Cheesy, delicious and loaded with flavor sliders. The garlic butter topping gives these mini sandwiches the perfect grab and go dinner. If you love sloppy joes, then you need to make these delicious sliders.

These sliders can easily be customized to what you prefer. Add your favorite side dish and make it a complete meal idea. If you loved our 3 Ingredient Sloppy Joes Recipe, then you will love these sliders.

Ingredients needed to make the sloppy joe mixture

Ingredients: 

  • Ground Beef
  • Small Yellow Onion (diced) 
  • Ketchup 
  • Brown Sugar 
  • Garlic Powder
  • Salt 
  • Yellow Mustard 
  • Worcestershire Sauce 
  • Water 
  • Hawaiian Rolls or Slider Rolls
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Butter melted
  • Garlic Salt
  • Sesame Seeds 

How to Make Sloppy Joe Sliders: 

  • Step 1 – Cook the Ground Beef – Add the ground beef and diced onions to a large skillet. Heat over medium high heat. 
  • Step 2 – Continue Cooking – Brown the beef and onions, breaking up the meat into small pieces. Cook until the onions are translucent and beef is cooked through (5-7 minutes).
  • Step 3 – Mix in Ingredients – Stir in the ketchup, brown sugar, garlic powder, salt, yellow mustard, Worcestershire sauce and water.  
  • Step 4 – Boil Ingredients – Bring the mixture to a low boil. Cook for 4-5 minutes until the mixture has a sloppy Joe consistency.  Then remove the pan from the heat.
  • Step 5 – Heat Oven – Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9X13 baking pan with a non-stick cooking spray.
  • Step 6 – Cut Hawaiian Rolls – Cut the Hawaiian rolls in half lengthwise. Then place the bottom of the rolls in the prepared baking dish. 
  • Step 7 – Spread Sloppy Joe Sauce Mixture – Spread the beef mixture over the bottom of the rolls. Then top with the shredded cheese.  The top with the other half of the rolls.
  • Step 8 – Brush Garlic Butter – Stir together the melted butter and garlic salt.  Brush this mixture over the top of the rolls. Sprinkle the sesame seeds on top.  
  • Step 9 – Bake Sliders – Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 15-20 minutes.  Then remove the foil and bake for 2-5 minutes to brown the top of the Hawaiian rolls.
  • Step 10 – Serve and Enjoy – Remove from the oven and top with the chopped cilantro.  Let the sliders cool slightly.  Then serve warm with your favorite toppings and enjoy! 
Sloppy Joes sliders on the baking sheet

Can you Make ahead of Time?

These Hawaiian Rolls are best served after baking. If you make them to far in advance before serving then the rolls will get soggy.

If you need to prepare ahead of time, make the fully cooked meat mixture and refrigerate when cooled. Then when you are ready to serve, spread the mixture on the rolls, layer with cheese and bake.

Expert Tips:

  • Cooking Sloppy Joe Mixture – After cooking the ground beef, add in the sauce ingredients. Allow the mixture to come to a boil to thicken the sauce.
  • Prepare Baking Dish – We recommend spraying the baking dish with cooking spray for easy clean up.
  • Baking Sliders – We recommend covering the sliders with aluminum foil while baking. Then remove the foil to brown the tops and allow the cheese to melt.

Variation Ideas:

  • Rolls – We love the flavor of Hawaiian Rolls but you can easily use any type of dinner rolls.
  • Sloppy Joe Sauce – We love making homemade sloppy joes, but you can use canned sloppy joe mix if you prefer.
  • Mustard – We used yellow mustard but you can use Dijon mustard instead.
Sloppy Joes sliders on a baking sheet

Can you Freeze Hawaiian Roll Sliders?

We do not recommend freezing these sliders. When thawing, the buns will be soggy and fall apart.

But you can freeze the cooked sloppy joe mixture and then make these sliders when you are ready to serve.

How to Store Leftovers:

These sliders are best served fresh, but you can refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days.

When you are ready to serve again, reheat in the microwave for a delicious lunch.

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Sloppy Joe Sliders

5 from 3 votes
If you love sloppy joes, then you need to make these Sloppy Joe Sliders. The perfect weeknight dinner or to feed a crowd.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 602

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add the ground beef and diced onions to a large skillet and heat over medium high heat.  Brown the beef and onions, breaking up the meat into small pieces until the onions are translucent and beef is cooked through (5-7 minutes).
  • Stir in the ketchup, brown sugar, garlic powder, salt, yellow mustard, Worcestershire sauce and water.
  • Bring the mixture to a low boil and cook for 4-5 minutes until the mixture has a sloppy Joe consistency.  Then remove the pan from the heat.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and spray a 9X13 baking pan with a non-stick cooking spray.
  • Cut the Hawaiian rolls in half lengthwise and place the bottom of the rolls in the prepared baking dish.  Spread the beef mixture over the bottom of the rolls and top with the shredded cheese.  The top with the other half of the rolls.
  • Stir together the melted butter and garlic salt.  Brush this mixture over the top of the rolls. Sprinkle the sesame seeds on top.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 15-20 minutes.  Then remove the foil and bake for 2-5 minutes to brown the top of the Hawaiian rolls.
  • Remove from the oven and top with the chopped cilantro.  Let them cool slightly.  Then serve warm with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

These sliders are best served fresh, but you can refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 602kcal, Carbohydrates 42g, Protein 28g, Fat 36g, Saturated Fat 17g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 11g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 121mg, Sodium 1397mg, Potassium 351mg, Fiber 0.2g, Sugar 17g, Vitamin A 651IU, Vitamin C 2mg, Calcium 299mg, Iron 2mg

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  1. 5 stars
    This recipe is delicious, however I did tweak it a little and it turned out amazing. I only added a half cup of water instead of a whole. I added a tsp of apple cider vinegar and for the topping I used everything bagel seasoning! Just wanted to add post this incase someone else wants to try it!