Sloppy Joe Sliders

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 50 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 16 sliders
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2 1/2 pounds ground beef

1 large green bell pepper, diced 

1/2 yellow onion, diced 

5 cloves garlic, minced 

1 1/2 cups ketchup 

2 teaspoons chili powder 

2 teaspoons brown sugar 

1 teaspoon dry mustard 

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 

3 to 4 dashes Worcestershire sauce 

Hot sauce, to taste 

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 

16 soft slider buns 

1 cup canned fried onions, such as French's 

Red grapes, for serving 


  1. Place the beef in a large pot over medium-high heat and cook until browned, 7 to 10 minutes. Drain off the fat. Add the green peppers and onion and cook, stirring, until they soften slightly and are combined with the beef, a couple of minutes. Add the garlic and stir into the mixture for another minute or so.
  2. Add the ketchup and 1 cup water and stir to combine. Add the chili powder, brown sugar, dry mustard, red pepper flakes, Worcestershire and hot sauce. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook until the sauce has thickened, about 20 minutes.
  3. Spoon a good amount of the meat on the bottoms of the slider buns. Place a good pinch of the fried onions over the top and place the tops of the buns on the sliders. Serve with the red grapes on the side.