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Sneaky Joe Sliders


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
20 m


  • 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
  • 8 small, soft dinner rolls, ideally whole grain


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.