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Mini Coca-Cola Sloppy Joes

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Author: The Kitchen Prep


  • 1 small onion finely diced
  • 1 pound ground turkey or ground beef
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 clove garlic minced or grated
  • ¾ cup Coca Cola or Coke Zero
  • RITZ® Crackers
  • Optional: Diced tomatoes shredded lettuce, shredded cheese for topping


  • Heat about a tablespoon of oil in a large pan over medium high heat.  Add onion and saute until starting to caramelize, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Add ground meat to pan and break up with a spoon to crumble. {I like using a potato masher.} Sprinkle salt over meat and cook until browned and no longer pink.
  • Meanwhile, whisk together tomato sauce, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce and garlic. Pour into meat and mix to coat meat. Cook for about 2 more minutes.
  • Pour in Coca-Cola, scraping up any brown bits at the bottom of the pan. Bring to a bubble and simmer until the sauce has reduced and thickened a bit.
  • Cool slightly, then assemble mini sloppy joes by sandwiching a scoop of meat mixture between two Ritz Crackers. Carefully skewer with a toothpick or create a DIY setup with diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce cheese and other toppings.