Well I’ve officially put on my fat pants and made the ultimate comfort food, cheesy sloppy joe sliders. That’s right saucy sloppy joes in a whole new way.
What is a Cheesy Sloppy Joe Slider?
A slider is an American term for a small sandwich, typically around 2 in (5.1 cm) across, made with a bun. The term primarily refers to small hamburgers, but can also cover any small sandwich made with a slider roll, such as Cheesy Sloppy Joe Sliders.
One of our most popular recipes is the one that I thought I would never post, Sloppy Joes. I wont go into the story, you can read that post if you want to hear about how you don’t always know your husband like you think you do, but it all ended up being a good thing.
Well, since you all love those saucy sloppy joes as much as we do I knew I wanted to take them to the next level so cheese was my natural instinct, but as I was assembling everything I suddenly knew exactly what was going to make, a mashup.
Can you freeze Cheesy Sloppy Joe Sliders?
You can freeze the meat, and then thaw and put the sliders together, but don’t freeze the constructed Cheesy Sloppy Joe Sliders or the buns will be soggy.
To freeze, add the Cheesy Sloppy Joe meat and sauce to a labeled plastic freezer baggie or container. Put in the freezer, laying flat on a plate or baking sheet (so it doesn’t stick to the grates or floor of the freezer). Freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer.
We love those ham and cheese sliders for game day but we make a slightly different sauce compared to the other recipes on pinterest and it’s even better. The sloppy joes are so awesome with gooey cheese and there’s no need for condiments so just skip the mayo etc but the sauce, oh the sauce!!
Can you make Cheesy Sloppy Joe Sliders ahead of time?
You can assemble the Cheesy Sloppy Joe Sliders ahead of time, (but do not add the sauce until you are ready to bake) refrigerate, and then add the sauce and bake before serving.
It’s all about the sauce. It’s always about the sauce. We like to make enough so that we can use it again right before serving.
Pour almost all of the sauce all over the tops of the cheesy sloppy joe sliders and then cover the whole thing in foil and bake it until everything it all melted and wonderful.
Take the foil off and bake a few minutes longer just to allow the buns to get a little toasty. Pour the last of the sauce on the tops and make sure to carry the whole pan in front of everyone when you’re ready to serve.
Carefully slide the spatula under the first sandwich. Gently lift and watch that cheesy deliciousness rise up out of the pan and stick itself to your hips and thighs, er land on the plate I mean. Listen for the cheers because Momma, you just became everyone’s hero.
Cheesy Sloppy Joe Sliders
Cheesy Sloppy Joe Sliders
- 12 Small Hamburger Buns
- 1 Recipe [Sloppy Joes]
- 2 Cups Shredded Cheese or 12 slices of cheddar cheese
For the Sauce
- 1/2 Cup Butter, melted
- 1 Tablespoon Poppy Seeds
- 1 Tablespoon Honey Mustard
- 1/4 Teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Prepare the sloppy joes meat per instructions.
- Place the bun bottoms in 2 [url:3]9x13" baking dishes[/url] and fill each bun half with meat and a pile of cheese.
- Place the lid on each.
- Pour almost all of the sauce over the buns leaving a small amount for serving.
- Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
- Remove the foil and bake 2 more minutes to toast the buns.
- Drizzle a little more sauce over each sandwich before serving.
The next time there’s a game on we are making these jalapeno popper pinwheels and I’m pretty darn sure you’re going to want to join in. The recipe is from The Girl Who Ate Everything and you should definitely be following along!
It’s everything you love about chicken pillows but in a slider form with that special sauce.
Still looking for another sandwich option? Transport yourself to the Midwest and try these Maid-Rite sandwiches!