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Sloppy Chipotle Joes

Serves 4

Heat things up with this new twist on Sloppy Joes!


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground sirloin
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, grated or finely chopped
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo, chopped, plus 1 tablespoon of the sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 Kaiser rolls, split


  1. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat with two turns of the pan EVOO, about 2 tablespoons. Once hot, add the ground sirloin and cook for about 4-5 minutes, breaking it up with a potato masher or the back of a spoon as it browns.
  2. Add the onion, red bell pepper, garlic, chipotle pepper and sauce and cook, stirring every now and then, for 3-4 minutes, until the onions and peppers start to get a little tender.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce and tomato sauce. Add the sauce to the skillet and season everything with a little salt and pepper, to taste. Bring up to a bubble and simmer until nice and thick, about 3-4 minutes.
  4. To serve, divide the mixture between the split Kaiser rolls.