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Sloppy Joes are forever a hit around my family table, but my kids absolutely love this slider version. So everyone meet your new favorite, kid-approved dinner, Sloppy Joey’s!

Cooked Sloppy Joey's on sheet pan.

Not only is this meal packed with flavor, it is so easy to assemble. Simply get your meat mixture made with just a handful of ingredients then get it assembled on your slider buns then pop them in the oven.

Close up of Sloppy Joey lifting off sheet pan with a spatula.

I know some people are traditionalists and do not include additional toppings when making Sloppy Joe’s but I love the flavor and texture the cheese and sliced pickles add to these sliders.

Ingredients:

  • Avocado Oil
  • Yellow Onion
  • Green Bell Pepper
  • Garlic
  • Ground Beef
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Chili Powder
  • Tomato Paste
  • Yellow Mustard
  • Coconut Aminos
  • Butter
  • Dried Parsley
  • Rolls: I used Dave’s Killer Bread Organic Rock ‘N’ Rolls
  • Provolone Cheese
  • Sliced Dill Pickles
Ingredients for Sloppy Joey's on countertop.

Step-by-Step:

Step One: Preheat oven and prep sheet pan

Preheat the oven to 350℉ and spray a sheet pan or baking dish with non-stick spray.

Step Two: Saute the Veggies

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, bell pepper, and garlic. Cook until they are tender, about 5 minutes.

Step Three: Cook the Beef

Increase the heat to medium-high and add the ground beef. Cook, breaking up the beef with the edge of a spoon, until no longer pink, about 5 more minutes. Drain off any excess fat.

Step Four: Finish the Beef Mixture

Reduce heat to medium-low. Add the salt, pepper, chili powder, tomato paste, mustard, and coconut aminos. Stir until well combined. Remove from heat and cover until ready to assemble.

Sloppy Joey's mix in skillet.

Step Five: make the garlic butter:

In a small saucepan, melt together the butter, garlic, and parsley over medium-low. Stir to combine, remove from heat. Cover and set aside.

Step Six: Assemble the Sandwiches

To assemble, cut the “lids” off the dinner rolls (by cutting in half) and opening them up. Place the bottom half of the rolls in the prepared baking dish. On the bottom half of the rolls, drizzle with yellow mustard and spread into an even layer. Place 4 slices of provolone down. Add the mer mixture, top with sliced pickles, and finish the remaining 4 slices of provolone. Place the “lids” of the dinner rolls on top and brush with the garlic butter.

Step Seven: Back and Serve

Cover tightly with foil and transfer to the oven and bake, covered, for 15 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from the oven, serve, pull apart, and enjoy!

Sloppy Joey plated with toothpick of pickles.

Recipe FAQs:

What type of bread should i use?

I used Dave’s Killer Bread Organic Rock ‘N’ Rolls but Hawaiian rolls or something similar also work great!

Could I omit the cheese?

Definitely! You can leave out the cheese if preferred.

Comment below once you try these Sloppy Joey’s! I hope y’all love as much as my family and I do.

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Close up of Sloppy Joey's on sheet pan.
4.67 from 6 votes

Sloppy Joey’s

Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 Sliders

Ingredients 

For the Meat Mixture:

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 cup finely diced yellow onion
  • 1 cup finely diced green bell pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 lb lean ground beef 90/10
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • ¼ cup coconut aminos

For the Garlic Butter:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley

For Assembly:

  • 1 package rolls (I used Dave's Killer Bread Organic Rock ‘N’ Rolls)
  • 3 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 8 slices provolone cheese
  • ¼ cup sliced dill pickles

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350℉ and spray a baking dish or sheet pan with non-stick spray.

Make the Meat Mixture:

  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, bell pepper, and garlic. Cook until they are tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Increase the heat to medium-high and add the ground beef. Cook, breaking up the beef with the edge of a spoon, until no longer pink, about 5 more minutes. Drain off any excess fat.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low. Add the salt, pepper, chili powder, tomato paste, mustard, and coconut aminos. Stir until well combined. Remove from heat and cover until ready to assemble.

Make the Garlic Butter:

  • In a small saucepan, melt together the butter, garlic, and parsley over medium low. Stir to combine, remove from heat. Cover and set aside.

Assemble and Bake:

  • To assemble, cut the “lids” off the dinner rolls (by cutting in half) and opening them up. Place the bottom half of the rolls in the prepared baking dish. On the bottom half of the rolls, drizzle with yellow mustard and spread into an even layer. Place 4 slices of provolone down. Add the mer mixture, top with sliced pickles, and finish the remaining 4 slices of provolone. Place the “lids” of the dinner rolls on top and brush with the garlic butter.
  • Cover tightly with foil and transfer to the oven and bake, covered, for 15 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from the oven, serve, pull apart, and enjoy!

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Servings: 12 Sliders


Welcome! I’m Alex.

I’m a food lover sharing healthy, simple, delicious, recipes from my kitchen to yours. Here you’ll find lots of Whole30, lots of healthy, and a little indulgence here and there because…it’s all about balance y’all!


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9 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I have made these once and they were a hit in my family! I signed up to make these for a big group at the beach over Memorial Day weekend. Could I make the beef mixture ahead of time? Any tips for prepping ahead of time?

  2. 4 stars
    Made these this afternoon and they were great! The only difference is that I used Kings Hawaiian Pretzel Sliders,the Dave’s Rock an Roll buns have a weird aftertaste we dont care for,Thanks for the delish recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    We LOVED these. I always know my husband will love your “kid approved” recipes & these did not disappoint! Mondays can be busy & we ate these literally on the wait out the door- perfect for dinner on the go, a party or just for fun one weeknight!

  4. 5 stars
    Great as always! My almost two year old devoured one. A sloppy Joe to feel good about feeding to your family! Thanks Alex!

  5. 4 stars
    These were much tastier than regular sloppy Joes! It’s also got an amazing presentation. My boys all loved it, but I found it a bit on the dry side and a bit too salty (might be because I added to many dill pickles!). Not sure what I could add to make it a bit more “saucy” – tomato paste? Broth? Any ideas? Regardless, it is a great recipe, and I will definitely do this again.

    1. Hi Kathleen! Glad you liked the flavor!! Yes- if you are finding you beef is a little dry I’d just add a little more broth!