A neater way to eat the infamously messy Sloppy Joe! These Puff Pastry Sloppy Joe Appetizers are a delicious tailgate treat for any crowd! It will become your go-to recipe for any sports gathering!
Neater Sloppy Joe
Part of what makes a Sloppy Joe delicious is the whole sloppiness of the sandwich!
The sloppier, the better right?!
With that said, I think they are meant to be eaten in front of people who you feel pretty comfortable with…not so much people you are trying to impress..
So with that in mind, here is a way to get your Sloppy Joe fix in without feeling or looking like a sloppy mess! All you need is two fingers!
Savory and Tangy Bites
With Sloppy Joes, the sauce is everything!
I don’t like ketchup in my sauce so I used a little brown sugar and vinegar instead. The tang of the vinegar and sweetness from the brown sugar is so yummy!
I suggest making the sauce a day prior! Ever have chili the next day? Sauces always seems to taste better after they sit overnight. (in the fridge of course!)
Then once the sauce is finished, the assembly is quick and painless!
If your taking these to a party, I suggest placing the pastry vessels all on a sheet pan, topping with the Sloppy Joe filling and then covering with greased foil (greasing it will keep the Sloppy Joe filling from sticking to the foil!)
Pop in the oven right before you leave. If you can, ask the host if you could use their oven when you get there! This way the bites are hot and fresh!
Then, top with sour cream and scallions when you get there.
So here’s what I did!
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A neater way to eat the infamously messy sloppy joe! These Easy Sloppy Joe Bites are an easy appetizer great for sports parties!
- 1 Sheet Frozen Puff Pastry
- 1 lb. Ground Beef (or turkey/chicken)
- 2 Tbsp. Diced Carrots
- 2 Tbsp. Diced Celery
- 2 Tbsp. Chopped Green Peppers
- 2 Tbsp. Diced Onion
- 1 Large Clove Minced Garlic
- 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 1/2 Cup Tomato Sauce
- 1 Tsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 1/2 Tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1/2 `Tsp Brown Sugar
- 1/8 Tsp. Dried Thyme
- 1/8 Tsp. Dried Oregano
- 1 Pinch Ground Clove
- 1 Pinch Cayenne Pepper (Add more if you like spice!)
- 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
- 2 Chopped Scallions
Add 1 tbsp olive oil and ground meat to skillet on high heat. As it cooks, gradually chop up with flat end of wooden spoon until a nice brown color is achieved. Add more oil if needed.
Once browned, remove from heat and set aside in bowl.
Turn heat to medium and saute veggies in same pan with a tbsp of oil for a minutes or so.
Add sauce to pan and let simmer on medium-low heat for 10 minutes.
While simmering, open defrosted puff pastry sheet and cut into desired rectangles. (Or see photo on how to get 36 vessels.)
Top a spoonful of sloppy joe filling distributing evenly amongst each rectangle.
Bake at 400 degree F for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
Serve with a dollop of sour cream and scallions!
Use a ziplock baggie to neatly squeeze sour cream on top!
Try preparing filling a day ahead of time or freeze filling a few weeks in advance!
You can choose to serve sour cream on the side instead.
If you are bringing these to a party, prepare and place on baking sheet covered in foil. Then ask to pop in the oven when you get there! (no foil needed)