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Game Day Chili Joes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine American
Chili Joes (plus my favorite tailgating tips)! We love chili and we love sloppy joes! This easy recipe combines the two in one amazing bite for the perfect game day snack! Perfect full sized or as sliders!
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  • 12-15 slider rolls (or 6-8 regular hamburger rolls)
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1/2 onion , finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 cup kidney beans , drained and rinsed
  • cheddar cheese
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 green pepper , chopped
  • 14 oz canned diced tomatoes , lightly drained
  • 12 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons onion flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2-3 dashes hot sauce

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  1. Brown ground beef, onions and garlic until no pink remains. Drain any fat.
  2. Stir in sauce ingredients and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Let simmer 10-15 minutes or until thickened. Stir in beans and set aside.
To Prepare
  1. Preheat grill to medium-high on one side
  2. Place your slider buns in a pan or cast iron skillet. Top with meat mixture and cheddar cheese. Combine topping ingredients and gently spoon over the rolls.
  3. Cook over indirect heat for 18-23 minutes or until cheese melts and chili-joe filling is heated through. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

These can also be bake in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 437, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 69mg, Sodium: 501mg, Potassium: 611mg, Carbohydrates: 41g, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 11g, Protein: 18g, Vitamin A: 1465%, Vitamin C: 21.5%, Calcium: 96%, Iron: 4.7%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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