Smoky Chipotle Sloppy Joe’s in 15 minutes

Smoky Chipotle Sloppy Joe’s are everything you would think they would be and more.  Packed with rich smoky flavor with a little kick this is certainly not your mama’s sloppy joe’s.

I grew up in a loving home with 7 of us.  Mom and Dad both worked several jobs and to say we were on a shoe string budget is a an understatement.  I lived a blessed life, dont get me wrong, but with such a full house time was a hot comodity.  Occasionally my mom would prepare semi-homemade food.  Sloppy joe’s were a favorite.  Straight from the can.  Pure messy deliciousness!  We could never get enough.

A moist delicious smoky sloppy joe was destined for greatness in Chad’s eyes and Munchkin keeps asking for more Joe’s.  They pass the family test.  Serve with a salad or corn and you have a quite and easy weeknight meal.

Ready as fast as the canned variety and so much better and so much healthier!  Smoky Chipotle Sloppy Joe’s in 15 minutes – your childhood is calling!

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Chipotle Sloppy Joe’s in 15 minutes

serves 4

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1 pound 93% lean beef

1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

1-2 chipotle peppers in adobo, chopped (to taste)

1 tablespoon adobo sauce (from chipotle peppers)

2 tablespoons brown sugar

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon onion powder

½ teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon New Mexico chili powder

1 teaspoon kosher salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

4 hamburger buns

8 pickle slices

1 tablespoon butter, room temperature

Preheat oven to 425°F.

In a medium skillet over medium heat, add oil and beef.  Cook beef until browned, using a heat safe spatula to break it apart as it cooks.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine tomato sauce, chipotle peppers, adobo sauce, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and spices.  Whisk to combine well,

Place hamburger buns on a baking sheet and brush lightly with butter.  Place cut side up.  Bake for 5-10 minutes, until they are golden brown.

Add chipotle sauce to browned ground beef.  Stir to combine.  Cook 4-5 minutes, until sauce is thick.  Remove from heat.

Serve on toasted hamburger bun with pickle slices.

Enjoy!

Click here for a printable version of this recipe – The Slow Roasted Italian.com

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