I know the foodie purist and cook would never consider using anything from a can, and Sandra Lee is considered the Devil. But I’m totally in favor of reaching for a canned item if it doesn’t affect the meal in a negative way. A lot of canned goods are a lifesaver when time is limited – beans for chili, olives in a pasta dish, or pineapple chunks on pizza, to name a few.
Sloppy Joe mix, though? Uh, no. I’m sorry, but it’s just gross. In the case of these Sloppy Joe Sliders, adapted from Everyday Food, adding a small amount of time to your prep, saves you from all that extra sugar and preservatives.
These are great to make if you’re inviting a group over, or have children, since you can eat with your hands. I serve the filling on King’s Hawaiian Rolls for added sweetness.
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