Not Your Mama’s Sloppy Joes

We’ve all had Sloppy Joes. That childhood classic has received a makeover and you will be utterly amazed how this can now be a real adult meal.

1 1/2 lbs ground beef

1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce

1/2 medium sized yellow onion, diced

1/2 red bell pepper, diced

4  cloves of garlic, chopped small

15 oz. canned tomato sauce

2 tsp oregano

2 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp smoked paprika

1/4 tsp ground allspice

pinch of cayenne

2 tsp worcesterchire sauce

a 12 oz bottle of beer, my preference is Dos Equis Amber Ale

2 tbsp ketchup

1/2 cup chopped cilantro, divided

juice of 1 lime


Garnish with cilantro, cheese and jalapeno, serve on a bun

Brown your meat in a pot. Mmmmm

Once cooked, drain any grease that may have formed. In a small skillet, saute onions, bell pepper and garlic until soft.

Throw into the pan with the drained meat.

Time to make your Joe sauce. Get a blender and add tomato sauce, chipotle pepper, spices, worcestershire sauce, half the cilantro, and the ketchup. Before we get to this next part I have a confession. Someone replaced my ketchup with this …..

Homemade BBQ sauce! This left me ketchup-less, but BBQ sauce is made with ketchup, so I used it.

Pour into the pot.

Add in the beer and cilantro. Heat through.

Toss in the remaining cilantro and squeeze in the lime.

Serve on a bun baby, sprinkle on some cheese and jalapeno. Or a lil Sriracha if you left out extra chipotle peppers since you share meal times with the spicy intolerant.

Go make this now, it’s delish!



3 thoughts on “Not Your Mama’s Sloppy Joes

  1. U can so COUNT ME IN on this one!!!!!!!!!!!!! Going to make this for the next weekend inside!!!!!! May even add some BEANS!!!!!!!!!! hhhmmmm…YUMMY!!!!!

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