Meet the Sloppy Joe that has forever changed my opinion about Sloppy Joes.
Even as a little kid, I was never a fan of Sloppy Joes…I found them to be to tomato-y, sugar-y and well…to sloppy and messy!
Yet, when I saw this recipe over at The Beeroness, a simple glance at the flavor-packed recipe list was enough to tempt me to try it. I was particularly drawn to the small amount of sweetness added and only 4 ounces of tomato paste.
This was starting to sound promising! So.., I continued reading despite my long-harbored reservations about Sloppy Joes in general.
The flavor packed list continued to grow, and I got more interested as I read ~ Worcestershire, Dijon mustard, smoked paprika, cumin.
Got your interest yet?
How about this? Chipotle Ale Beer.
I don’t know about you, but I was sold! Very little in the recipe list reminded me of the Sloppy Joes of yesterday. This was a new adult-version and it sounded divine. I had to make it. And I am sssooo glad I did, because it’s truly forever changed my mind about Sloppy Joes. I will be making these again and again and again!
Bring on the picnics ~ you know what I’ll be bringing!
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 – 1 ½ pound ground beef
- ½ medium-sized yellow onion, diced
- ¼ cup jalapeno, diced
- 3-5 cloves of garlic
- 1 ¼ cup Chipotle Stout Ale or Porter
- 2 chipotle peppers from can in adobo sauce, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon adobo sauce from can
- 4 ounces tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
- ¼ teaspoon cumin
- ¼ heaping teaspoon smoked paprika
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Slider buns, warmed
- Heat oil in pan over medium high heat until hot. Add ground beef and cook until browned, stirring and breaking up the meat. Using a slotted spoon, remove the meat from the pan and set aside.
- Turn heat down to medium, add the onions and jalapenos to the pan and saute in the remaining oil, and cook the onions and jalapenos until soft, about 3-5 minutes. Add the garlic and saute 30 seconds to a minute until fragrant.
- Add the beer and stir to combine.
- Add the Chipotle pepper, adobo sauce, tomato paste, molasses, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, cumin, paprika and salt to the pan and allow it to cook until well combined and slightly thickened.
- Add the meat to the sauce and stir until thoroughly combined and warm, about 2-3 minutes.
- Fill slider buns with Sloppy Joe meat and serve warm.
Recipe adapted from The Beeroness recipe Chipotle Stout Sloppy Joes.