Smoky Joe Sliders Recipe

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Smoky Joe Sliders Recipe
Smoky Joe Slider
Jerry Errico

Smoky Joe Slider

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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Ready in
8 m
4
Servings
226
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
8 sliders

Ingredients

  • 1 fresh or frozen onion, chopped
  • 1 lean ground beef
  • 2/3 store-bought barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 tomato paste
  • 1/4 vegetarian refried beans
  • 1/4 baby food blueberry puree
  • 1 -2 tablespoons water (optional)
  • 8 small soft dinner rolls, preferably whole-grain, warmed

Directions

Add the onion and meat to a soup pot and cook over medium heat, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up the meat, about 5 minutes or until the onions are lightly browned and the meat is no longer red.

Stir in the barbecue sauce, tomato paste, beans, and purée. Mix thoroughly and heat through for 2-3 minutes, adding 1-2 tablespoons of water if a thinner consistency is desired. Ladle over warm rolls.

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Recipe Cooking Tip

For healthy recipes, substitute butter for olive oil, and bake, broil, or grill instead of fry.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
12%
Sugar
5g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
12%
Cholesterol
17mg
6%
Protein
10g
20%
Carbs
29g
10%
Vitamin A
5µg
1%
Vitamin B12
0.5µg
8.5%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
9.1%
Vitamin C
5mg
9%
Vitamin E
0.2mg
1.2%
Vitamin K
6µg
8%
Calcium
95mg
10%
Fiber
3g
10%
Folate (food)
24µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
75µg
19%
Folic acid
30µg
N/A
Iron
2mg
14%
Magnesium
28mg
7%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
17%
Phosphorus
121mg
17%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
271mg
8%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
13%
Sodium
330mg
14%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
17.9%
Trans
0.3g
N/A
Zinc
2mg
10%