Smoky Chipotle Sloppy Joe’s in 15 minutes

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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.

Smoky Chipotle Sloppy Joes

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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Smoky Chipotle Sloppy Joe’s in 15 minutes

Donna Elick
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.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Drink
Cuisine American
Method Oven
Servings 4


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 pound 93% lean beef
  • 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
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon New Mexico chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 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!


Serving: 1 | Calories: 398cal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 2214mg | Sugar: 12g | Fiber: 3g | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 6mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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  1. i love taking my leftover meat from my sloppy joes and turning it into chili or meatloaf! Your recipe is a must try

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