Sloppy Giuseppe Sliders

Lisa Speer


A twist on classic Sloppy Joes, these delicious (and not so sloppy) Italian-style mini-sandwiches are a fabulous game day snack. Everyone I've served them to has raved, even people who don't like traditional Sloppy Joes! Because the sauce is thick and chunky and the sandwiches are small, there is no need to worry about them creating a big mess. Enjoy!!

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Bravo! This Italian-influenced spin on traditional sloppy Joes will have your whole family cheering.


1 Tbsp
extra virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing rolls
1 1/4 lb
mild Italian sausage links, casings removed
1 large
yellow onion, peeled and diced
1 Tbsp
balsamic vinegar
1/4 tsp
1/8 tsp
freshly ground black pepper
1 pinch
red pepper flakes (optional)
1/2 c
canned diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano, drained
1 small
clove fresh garlic, minced or pressed
2 c
jarred tomato basil sauce
3 Tbsp
finely chopped fresh basil leaves
slider rolls, split horizontally
1-1/2 Tbsp
grated parmesan cheese, or to taste
16 slice
mozzarella cheese (about same size as rolls)

Directions Step-By-Step

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Italian
Collection: The Great Tailgate!
Recipe For: The Best Sausage