sloppy giuseppe sliders

★★★★★ 11 Reviews
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By Lisa Speer
from Palm Beach, FL

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!!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 11 Reviews
serves 16
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For sloppy giuseppe sliders

  • 1 Tbsp
    extra virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing rolls
  • 1 1/4 lb
    mild Italian sausage links, casings removed
  • 1 lg
    yellow onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 Tbsp
    balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 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 sm
    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

  • 1
    Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat; add sausage. Brown sausage well, breaking up links into small pieces with a wooden spoon as they cook.
  • 2
    Add onion, vinegar, salt, black pepper and optional red pepper flakes; stir until onion is tender. Add tomatoes and garlic; stir 30 seconds. Add sauce; cook about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, or until liquid has almost completely evaporated. Remove from heat; stir in basil. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  • 3
    Preheat broiler. Brush cut sides of roll tops lightly with oil. Arrange all roll slices, cut side up, on a large baking sheet.
  • 4
    Using an ice cream scoop, pile equal amounts of sausage mixture onto roll bottoms; sprinkle lightly with parmesan. Top each with 1 slice of mozzarella. Place briefly under broiler, watching carefully, until mozzarella is melted and roll tops are toasted. Arrange roll tops over melted mozzarella and serve.
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