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Halloween Sloppy Joes


Sloppy Joes can be made any day of the year, but Halloween Sloppy Joes are fun to make for your next Halloween party or to feed to the family before you go out trick-or-treating! Fun monster faces make these sloppy Joes extra special and perfect to celebrate the spooky season. Pair these with your favorite chips, French fries, or even a lightly tossed side salad for a lighter addition to this hearty meal.

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  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup refrigerated chopped mixed bell peppers
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes with garlic, undrained
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 hamburger buns, split
  • 12 pimiento stuffed green olives


Servings 6
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 35mins
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Step 1

In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked. Drain; set aside.

Add onion and bell pepper to skillet; cook 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in cooked beef, tomatoes, ketchup, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Spoon beef mixture onto buns. On top of each bun, place 2 olives to look like eyes; poke toothpick in center of each to hold in place.

Make sloppy joe sliders by piling meat mixture onto miniature buns.

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