Smoked chipotle sloppy Joes

Sat, Nov 14, 2020, 05:55

  • Serves: 6
  • Cooking Time: 45 mins
  • Course: Main Course
  • Cuisine: American


  • 4 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and sliced
  • 500g minced beef
  • 1 tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 2 tbsp Chipotle Tabasco sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 onions , peeled and sliced into thick rings
  • 6 floury baps or brioche buns
  • 6 slices Cheddar cheese.
  • Some pickled gherkins (optional)


1. Gently heat two tablespoons of the sunflower oil and add the pepper and garlic and cook for a few minutes till the pepper softens.

2. Add the beef, break it up and cook on a higher heat until it starts to colour, then add the chopped tomatoes, tomato purée, brown sugar, mustard and chipotle sauce.

3. Cook for 30 minutes over a very low heat until it’s dark and sticky, then seasonto taste with salt and pepper.

4. Meanwhile put the remaining oil and onions into a frying pan and cook for 20 minutes over a low heat and continue to cook until they turn a lovely amber colour.

5. Cut the baps in half and warm them up.

6. Spoon the meat mixture onto the baps and top with the onions, cheese and pickles.