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Sloppy Joe Sliders on Homemade Whole Wheat Rolls

Preview: Sloppy Joe Sliders on Whole Wheat Rolls are mini-whole wheat dinner rolls filled with sloppy joe filling. Whole Wheat rolls are mixed in a bread machine. You can always use a stand mixer or mix by hand if you don’t have a bread machine.

Sloppy Joe Sliders on Whole Wheat Rolls are mini-whole wheat dinner rolls filled with sloppy joe filling. Mix and knead the whole wheat rolls in a bread machine, then shape by hand and bake in a conventional oven. (Scroll to the bottom of the page for that recipe.)

SLOPPY JOE SLIDERS


Sloppy Joes are on my short list for quick and easy meals.  Cheap too! And kids love them, especially when they get to help.

In my family, they are simple.  Ground beef.  Ketchup.  Mustard.  That’s it.

But through the years, I’ve added a few things.  Just know if you are in a hurry, you can do it with three ingredients.

Homemade whole wheat rolls take these sliders to a new level. But they aren’t required. As a kid, I had sloppy joes made with soft, cheap, white bread when there were no buns in sight and the closest store was 10 miles away.  In the interest of full disclosure, we usually use whatever hamburger buns are on sale.

Serving tips:
1.  Lightly grill or toast the bread/buns before filling.
2.  My husband insists on mustard and bread-and-butter pickles or sweet relish with his sandwich. Very good!

Yield: 4-6 servings

Sloppy Joe Sandwich Filling

Sloppy Joe Sliders on Whole Wheat Rolls

Sloppy Joe Sliders on Whole Wheat Rolls are mini-whole wheat dinner rolls filled with sloppy joe filling. Whole Wheat rolls are mixed in a bread machine.

Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef (Or ground turkey. I've been known to throw in some sausage too.)
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions
  • 3/4 cup catsup
  • 1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 8-ounce can tomato sauce (optional--see note below)

Instructions

  1. Brown meat and drain excess grease. Add onions and saute with meat until soft.
  2. Add catchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Stir and heat through.
  3. If I know this is going to have to hold for awhile, I add a can of tomato sauce to keep meat mixture from getting too dry and simmer on low. Also good if you like your sloppy joes a little saucier.

Notes

If I know this is going to have to hold for awhile, I add a can of tomato sauce to keep meat mixture from getting too dry and simmer on low. Also good if you like your sloppy joes a little saucier.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6 servings

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 313Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 89mgSodium: 686mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 26g

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Whole Wheat Rolls

My niece, Gina, has been asking for whole wheat bread her husband would eat.  I like a challenge–especially if it has to do with homemade bread.

After trying several recipes and various modifications, this is the recipe I like best. If you are into whole wheat, give these a try.  Although light, they are still sturdy enough for sandwiches or sliders.

As with most of my bread recipes, I mix and knead them with a bread machine.  But if I haven’t convinced you yet, feel free to use an electric stand mixer. Google “convert bread machine to mixer” and you’ll find plenty of advice on how to do it.

doughball story board
Place in warm place to rise until double.
whole wheat dinner rolls with pumpkin butter

As if this post isn’t long enough, I have one more item I am compelled to mention.  How do YOU spell ketchup?  or is it catchup? or is it catsup? I used all three in this post to try to satisfy everybody. Did you notice?




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Yield: 8 rolls

Homemade Whole Wheat Rolls

Homemade Whole Wheat Rolls

Whole Wheat Rolls are sturdy but soft and tasty, making them suitable for buns or mini-sliders.

Prep Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 3 hours

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose, unbleached flour
  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon vital wheat gluten (optional)
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons yeast

Instructions

  1. Add ingredients to bread machine in order listed.
  2. Set for dough cycle and start. After 5-7 minutes, lift lid and check on the dough. If too wet (sticking to all sides) add flour 1 spoonful at a time until dough begins to hold its shape. If too dry, (bouncing against the sides) add water 1 spoonful at a time until dough sticks to one side at a time. (See this picture tutorial if you are new to using a bread machine.) Can't stress enough the importance of checking dough soon after machine is started. Weather conditions can make a huge difference and can't be predicted. Experience is the best teacher with bread dough.
  3. When dough cycle is complete, remove from pan. Shape into balls depending on the final use. When I want dinner rolls,I like to make small balls and place them 2 or 3 each into a cupcake pan. Or you could fill 2 8-inch or 9-inch pans (round or square) with balls, varying the size to your preference. If you make the balls larger, they are good for sliders or little sandwiches.
  4. Cover pans with clean tea towels (not terrycloth) and place in warm place to rise until double. This may take 30 minutes to an hour depending on the ambient temperature.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown--about 10-12 minutes.
  6. Optional: Brush rolls with butter after removing from the oven.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1 roll

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 223Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 276mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 7g

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Tia

Friday 11th of December 2020

Oops, I just added bread flour instead of AP flour to the wheat roll recipe! What will happen?

Paula

Friday 11th of December 2020

They will still taste good but they might not rise quite as much as you hoped. I would proceed and hope for the best.

Debi

Monday 28th of September 2020

How long would I bake this if I wanted to make a loaf of bread instead of the rolls?

Paula

Tuesday 29th of September 2020

Hi Debi,

Good question. I haven't tried it. However, I would start here: Bake 30-40 minutes in an oven preheated to 375˚F. Test with quick-read thermometer and make sure the internal temperature comes to 190-120˚F. I'm guessing it will be delicious. Here is another recipe from this website that is similar and set up to be baked as a loaf. https://saladinajar.com/recipes/honey-whole-wheat-bread/

Ju

Wednesday 10th of June 2020

Ketchup... Catchup... Catsup... We call them TOMATO SAUCE in Malaysia 🤭🤭🤭

Paula

Tuesday 7th of April 2020

Yes. The is a normal amount of time for the DOUGH cycle. It surely wasn't kneading all that time. Kneading and mixing only lasts 20-25 minutes. The rest of the time was allowing your dough to rise in a nice warm place. Hope you love the rolls!

Justina

Tuesday 7th of April 2020

My Bread Machine's dough mode takes an hour and 30 minutes is that a normal amount of time to knead the dough? The rolls look great and can't wait to try!