Sneaky Joe Sliders

Sneaky Joe Sliders
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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. Click here to see 10 Back-to-School Recipes to Make Your Kids Happy
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2/3 cup 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
  1. 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.
  2. Ladle over warm rolls.