I already think that every Sunday is pretty super, but this Sunday, word is that a whole lot of people will tend to think so too. They will don team colors, gather some snacks and settle in for a gladiator showdown of monumental proportions. There will be cheering, a fair share of arm-chair quarterbacking and, of course, a whole lot of eating.
But to be honest, whether you are or aren’t a football fan isn’t really all that necessary for enjoying the Super Bowl. It is, after all, one of the year’s prime opportunities to get together with family and friends and do what every one of us does best- visit, celebrate and eat.
I personally am a huge fan of all three. Pulling for the underdog is never a wrong choice. And game day eats aren’t too shabby either. If you haven’t decided what you’re bringing to this year’s Super Bowl party, these homemade sloppy joe sliders with their smoky sauce, crisp parmesan crunch and splash of Chia seeds are just the kind of game-winning play you’re going to need in your hostess play book.
Sloppy Joe Sliders
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2 lbs ground beef
12 oz tomato paste
½ C ketchup
4 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1Tbsp brown sugar
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 ½ tsp garlic powder
1 ½ tsp onion powder
1 – 1 ½ tsp salt
½ tsp black pepper
1 – 1 ½ C shredded parmesan cheese.
2 egg whites
2 Tbsp Chia seeds
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Brown meat in a large skillet over medium heat. While the meat browns, mix the rest of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl.When the meat is browned and drained, fold in the sauce. This sauce might be a little thicker than your usual sloppy joe sauce. But there is a method to the madness.
1) The thicker the sauce, the less “sloppy” these joes are which comes in handy when you’re watching the big game.
2) The thick sauce also keeps the buns from getting soggy since these little sloppy joe sliders might have to sit a bit as your guests snack and game watch. You can always add ¼ C water to loosen the sauce some, but not too much. I do usually end up adding a bit of water.
Either open or cut your slider buns/rolls and line a 9 x13 pan with the bottom halves of the buns.
Cover the bottom halves of the buns with parmesan cheese and bake in your oven at 350 degrees until the cheese is melted. Besides being delightfully yummy, this crispy layer of melted cheese also serves to protect the bottom of your bun from sogginess.
Spoon the sloppy joe meat sauce evenly over the melted parmesan.
Put the tops on and lightly brush with egg whites.
Sprinkle with Chia seeds for added pizzazz (and some crazy good nutrition; I know these are game day snacks, but why not?).
Bake the sloppy joe sliders in your heated 350 degree oven for 5-10 minutes. The top crusts of your sliders will be a shiny golden brown with a lovely light crisp.
Look at that. Those are game day winners, if I’ve ever seen any.
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- 2 lbs ground beef
- 12 oz tomato paste
- ½ C ketchup
- 4 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1Tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1 ½ tsp garlic powder
- 1 ½ tsp onion powder
- 1 – 1 ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- 1 – 1 ½ C shredded parmesan cheese.
- 2 egg whites
- 2 Tbsp Chia seeds
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Brown meat in a large skillet over medium heat. While the meat browns, mix the rest of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
- When the meat is browned and drained, fold in the sauce. The sauce needs to remain thick. Add ¼ C water to loosen it some, but not too much.
- Line a 9 x13 pan with the bottom halves of the buns.
- Cover the bottom half of the buns with parmesan cheese and bake in your over at 350 degrees until the cheese is melted.
- Spoon the sloppy joe meat sauce evenly over the melted parmesan. Put the bun tops on and lightly brush with egg whites. Sprinkle with Chia seeds to top.
- Bake in your heated 350 degree oven for 5-10 minutes. The tops of your sliders will be a shiny golden brown.
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