Sloppy Sliders

It’s football season and that means tailgating.  Now, I’m more partial to hockey, myself, but I certainly have an appreciation for tailgating chow! 

And since I’ve started making my own slider buns, I have a whole new appreciation for sliders!

Small, compact, two bite burgers – all the joy of eating 3 burgers with none of the gluttony!

This time around I added some homemade sloppy joe mix to the sliders – along with cheese and pickles, of course!  They were absolute perfection!

Sloppy Sliders

1 lb lean ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped small
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp steak seasoning (I used Healthy Solutions Beef Rub)
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
2 tbsp tomato paste
Salt & pepper, to taste

Shredded cheddar cheese
Baby dill pickles, sliced

Place the beef, onions and red pepper in a skillet and cook until the beef is browned and the onion is tender.  Add the remaining ingredients and stir until combined.  Simmer until the sauce thickens (about 5 minutes), then taste and add salt & pepper, as desired.

Heap the sloppy joe mix onto the sliders and top with cheese and pickles.