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. The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 11 votes

20 Min
20 Min
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  • 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
  • 16
    slider rolls, split horizontally
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp
    grated parmesan cheese, or to taste
  • 16 slice
    mozzarella cheese (about same size as rolls)

How to Make Sloppy Giuseppe Sliders

About Sloppy Giuseppe Sliders

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

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