Sloppy Joe Slider Bake

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.


1 dozen

Updated: Nov. 17, 2023
Ground beef is turned up a notch in these party sliders that are sure to please your crowd. I love how easy they are! —Rashanda Cobbins, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Sloppy Joe Slider Bake Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 1 package (18 ounces) Hawaiian sweet rolls
  • 12 slices cheddar cheese
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) sloppy joe sauce
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon black sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • Dill pickle slices, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Without separating rolls, cut rolls in half horizontally; arrange bottom halves in a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Top with half the cheese slices.
  2. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until beef is no longer pink and onion is tender, 6-8 minutes, crumbling beef; drain. Stir in sloppy joe sauce, brown sugar, soy sauce and pepper. Cook and stir until combined, 1-2 minutes. Spoon beef mixture evenly over rolls; top with the remaining cheese. Replace top halves of rolls.
  3. For the glaze, stir together butter, brown sugar, mustard, soy sauce and garlic powder. Brush over rolls; sprinkle with sesame seeds and minced onion. Bake, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or until tops are golden and the cheese is melted. If desired, top with pickle slices.

Can you freeze Sloppy Joe Slider Bake?

Cover and freeze unbaked sandwiches; freeze glaze separately. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Drizzle glaze over buns and sprinkle with sesame seeds and minced onion. Bake sandwiches as directed, increasing time by 10-15 minutes, until cheese is melted and a thermometer inserted in center reads 165°.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Everything seasoning works perfectly for sprinkling on top of the rolls instead of sesame seeds and dried onion. If you use it, omit the soy sauce in the glaze to account for salt in the seasoning.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 slider: 392 calories, 19g fat (10g saturated fat), 91mg cholesterol, 668mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 2g fiber), 23g protein.