Sneaky Joe Sliders



  • 1 Cup  chopped onion
  • 1 Pound  lean ground beef
  • 2/3 Cups  store-bought barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 Cup  tomato paste
  • 1/4 Cup  vegetarian refried beans
  • 1/4 Cup  Sneaky Chef Purple Purée
  • small, soft dinner rolls, ideally whole grain

This is a smoky twist on a traditional "Sloppy Joe," served up mini-style on slider buns. I especially love the subtle sweet flavor that blueberry adds to barbecue sauce — who knew? Because it isn’t bound in a patty, you can also sneak much more nutritious purée into this dish.

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Add the onions and meat to a soup pot and heat over medium, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up the meat, about 5 minutes, or until the onions are lightly browned and meat is no longer red. Stir in the remaining ingredients, mix thoroughly, and heat through for 2 to 3 minutes, adding a tablespoon or 2 of water if you desire a thinner consistency.


Ladle over warm rolls. 


Calories per serving:

540 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 86g 132%
  • Carbs 225g 75%
  • Saturated 30g 148%
  • Fiber 14g 55%
  • Trans 4g
  • Sugars 82g
  • Protein 119g 238%
  • Cholesterol 318mg 106%
  • Sodium 3,918mg 163%
  • Calcium 623mg 62%
  • Magnesium 228mg 57%
  • Potassium 3,100mg 89%
  • Iron 23mg 126%
  • Zinc 24mg 160%
  • Phosphorus 1,259mg 180%
  • Vitamin A 1,450IU 29%
  • Vitamin C 24mg 41%
  • Thiamin (B1) 2mg 107%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 107%
  • Niacin (B3) 37mg 187%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 114%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 303µg 76%
  • Vitamin B12 10µg 169%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 6mg 28%
  • Vitamin K 42µg 53%
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 34g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 9g
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