Mexican Sloppy Joe Sliders
Circle B Kitchen
Adapted from TheKitchen
These are just so good, people. However many you were planning on making, double that. They go down easy and disappear fast. If you’d like your joe’s to be spicy, you can use a spicy enchilada sauce or add in some crushed red pepper or cayenne, your favorite hot sauce, or use pepper jack cheese or all of the aforementioned.
Makes about 12 sliders
1 lb ground meat (I used ground turkey)
½ cup chopped onion
2 teaspoons taco seasoning (store-bought or homemade)
1 to 2 cups enchilada sauce (store-bought or homemade)
12 slider buns
12 slices of cheese (jack, cheddar, pepper jack, whatever)
12 slices of avocado
Crumble the ground meat into a nonstick skillet and when it’s almost cooked through, add the chopped onion. Continue to cook until the onion is soft and the meat is cooked through. If you’re using ground turkey, you might want to add a tablespoon of vegetable oil to the pan first.
Once the meat is cooked, reduce the heat to low and stir in the taco seasoning. Let this cook for about 5 minutes or and then add the enchilada sauce. Start with 1 cup and then add more as needed to get your meat to your preferred sloppiness and then taste for salt, seasoning and spice levels. Adjust as necessary.
Keep the meat warm while you slice little squares of cheese that will fit your sliders. Go ahead and eat those little pieces you had to slice off. To assemble, place a good bit of the meat on the bottom bun and top that with a slice of cheese. Place an avocado slice on top of the cheese and then the top bun.
Warm these in a low oven until the cheese melts and the buns are warmed through. Serve warm and eat without thought of tomorrow.