Chipotle Sloppy Joes

Add Mexican-inspired spice to this traditional family favorite. Serve with your favorite coleslaw for an easy side.  Recipes makes 5 servings.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 1/2 cup sliced sweet onion
  • 1 can chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
  • 1 pound ground sirloin
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 5 hamburger buns

What you’ll do:

  • Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Coat pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Add the onions; cover and cook for 8 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently.
  • Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Remove 1 teaspoon adobo sauce from the can; set aside.
  • Remove from chipotle chile from the can; chop and set aside.**
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Coat the pan with cooking spray.
  • Add the beef to the pan; cook 4 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble.
  • Add the bell pepper to the pan and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the chopped chipotle chile and the sauce plus the tomato paste, salt, cumin and tomato sauce.
  • Cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Spoon 1/2 cup beef mixture over the bottom half of each bun and top with onions and the top half of the bun.

**You can freeze the remaining chiles and sauce in plastic bags.  Simply thaw the next time you need only one chile.**

Recipe and image from Cooking Light.

So what are you waiting for…Get dinner on the table!


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