Thursday, October 9, 2014

Recipe: Sloppy Jose Sandwich

I was thinking back to food I ate as a kid and one that our school fixed often was Sloppy Joe's. I think the last time I had one was in middle school, that would be back in 1973.  From what I remember they were kinda on the sweet side and I prefer spicy and smokey over sweet.  Here is my version of a Sloppy Joe.....The Sloppy Jose.

Sloppy Jose Sandwich

2 teaspoons olive oil
1 medium onion, diced small
1/2 large red bell pepper, diced small
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 pound lean ground beef
1 pound chorizo
1/2 chipolte pepper in adobo sauce, minced (if you like heat add more I used 2 peppers)
1 tablespoon adobo sauce
2 tablespoons tomato paste
pepper jack cheese
arugula greens
onion buns or your favorite rolls 6 to 8 depending on the size of the buns

In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium low heat add onions, sauté for 3 minutes add red bell pepper, garlic, salt and pepper, sauté for 4 minutes.  Turn heat up to medium add ground beef, breaking up the ground beef, once it starts to brown add chorizo and mix everything together until incorporated. Cook for 10 minutes; stirring occasionally. Once the meat is cooked through add the chipolte pepper, adobo sauce and tomato paste, mix together. Turn hit on low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Fill bun with meat mixture top with cheese and place under the broiler until cheese melts, top with arugula.

For leftovers heat meat mixture add eggs and stir the eggs turning them making scrambled eggs.  Add the meat egg mixture to flour tortillas, along with cheese, hash browns and salsa for burritos.


  1. Love your updated version of a sloppy Joe. The arugula on top really sets it apart!

  2. Oh, I love your version! This is a definite grown up sloppy joe. I'm going to have to try this out and I love the left over suggestion!


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