Chipotle Sloppy Joes

  • Rating ****


Made from ground beef cooked in tomatoes plus sweet and spicy seasonings, this dish is delicious and a bit messy. You can easily get this family favorite on the table in well under a half hour. Make a double batch and either freeze leftovers or serve it later in the week tossed with pasta.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup minced onion
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper, about 1/4-inch pieces
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, minced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 6 soft sandwich or hamburger rolls


Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, bell pepper and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 6 to 7 minutes. Add the cumin, chili powder and chipotle; cook, stirring, 1 minute.

Stir in the beef, breaking into smaller pieces with a wooden spoon and cook until no longer pink, 5 to 6 minutes.

Stir in the tomato sauce, ketchup, sugar and Worcestershire sauce; cook, stirring occasionally, 4 to 5 minutes until slightly thickened and the beef is cooked through. Spoon the mixture onto the rolls and serve.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Meyer Corporation, U.S.. All rights reserved.

RecID 10823

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