Spooky Sloppy Joe Sliders

Spooky Sloppy Joe Sliders/ Lance Mellenbruch

Spooky Sloppy Joe Sliders

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

15 minutes


8 people

Remember how exciting Halloween night was as a kid? Putting on your costume, eating sloppy joe sandwiches your mom made, and then heading out the door to go trick or treating!

We’ve updated this nostalgic memory with a bold delicious homemade sloppy joe filling, served on slider rolls. But don’t worry—we kept it spooky with green olive eyes and jack-o-lantern pumpkins.

Want to skip the bread? The sloppy joe filling also tastes great in Jack-o-Lantern carved orange bell peppers from which you can make spooky Sloppy Joe Stuffed Peppers.

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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup yellow onion, fine chopped
  • 2 pounds ground beef sirloin
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 12 soft slider rolls
  • 24 small toothpicks
  • 24 pimiento stuffed green olives


  • 1 Heat olive oil in a large heavy skillet; add onions and cook over medium-low heat until softened. Add ground beef and cook until browned, stirring frequently.
  • 2 Add ketchup, brown sugar, water, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar and seasonings; stir to blend. Simmer over medium-low heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 3 Spoon sloppy joe filling evenly on bottom halves of slider rolls, close with top halves of buns and decorate your spooky sliders with olives threaded on toothpicks.



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