Beef Chorizo and Beer Sloppy Joes


These aren’t the usual sloppy joes… made with beef, spicy chorizo, jalapeno and beer, they’re an adult version of everyone’s favorite childhood sandwich!


Once you try these sloppy joes, you’ll never want that canned stuff again!  A few twists elevate this sandwich from regular to gourmet!

Beef Beer and Chorizo Sloppy Joes | These aren't the usual sloppy joes... made with beef, spicy chorizo, jalapeno and beer, they're an adult version of everyone's favorite childhood sandwich! | http://thechunkychef.com

Who here uses the canned sloppy joe concoction?  No judgements… this is a judgement-free zone 🙂  I’ve honestly never had it before!  So I can’t definitively say that homemade is better… but c’mon, most of the time, homemade blows pre-mixed out of the water!

I love sloppy joes, of all kinds, so I’ve been on a mission for a while now to find one that would appeal to everyone’s tastes.  My kids, for some strange reason, turn their noses up at all things “joe-like”, so that leaves my husband’s tastes, and my own.  He doesn’t like things sweet, at all, and traditional sloppy joes are too sweet for him.  Well I finally found a recipe that works!  It involves some spice, and some beer… right up my husband’s alley 😉

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I’ve mentioned before that I’m a spiciness wimp… and to some degree I still am… but I think I’m building up my tolerance!  Woohoo!!  I find myself craving spicy foods now, where before I would shy away from them.  So even to my semi-newbie palate, these aren’t all that spicy.  There’s a hint of it, and the more you eat, the more that hint builds up… but it’s not light your mouth on fire hot, I promise you.

Granted, I garnished these with fresh jalapeno slices, which does make things spicy, but you could totally leave those off.  Feel free to serve these sloppy joes up on your favorite buns as well, I just chose the pretzel buns because I had them on hand 🙂  Plus, I’m pretty sure I have a complete obsession with pretzel buns… I mean look here and here for proof!

Beef Beer and Chorizo Sloppy Joes | These aren't the usual sloppy joes... made with beef, spicy chorizo, jalapeno and beer, they're an adult version of everyone's favorite childhood sandwich! | http://thechunkychef.com

I also like to get crazy and make some loaded sloppy Joe fries!  I took some crispy fries, added cheese on top and broiled them until the cheese was melted.  Then I smothered them with a few big spoonfuls of sloppy Joe mixture and topped that with some cilantro and jalapeno.  OMG you guys… it’s like heaven!!  Try it this way, I know you’ll love it!

If you’re looking for a way to spice up your usual dinner routine, these sloppy joes are a great way to do it!


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5 from 1 vote
Beef Chorizo and Beer Sloppy Joes
6 servings
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
23 mins
Total Time
33 mins
 
These aren't the usual sloppy joes... made with beef, spicy chorizo, jalapeno and beer, they're an adult version of everyone's favorite childhood sandwich!
Author: The Chunky Chef
Ingredients
  • 3/4 lb ground beef
  • 3/4 lb ground chorizo
  • 1/2 large white or yellow onion diced
  • 1 jalalpeno seeded and diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3/4 cup beer I used Guinness Blonde
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Couple dashes of hot sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • Olive oil
  • Pretzel buns toasted, or your favorite buns
Instructions
  1. To a dutch oven or stockpot, add butter and a drizzle of olive oil and heat over MED-HIGH heat. Add beef and chorizo and brown, crumbling with a wooden spoon or potato masher.
  2. Drain meat mixture.
  3. Return meat to pot and add onion and jalapeno. Reduce heat to MED and saute for 2 minutes, until onion and jalapeno soften. Add garlic and saute another minute.
  4. Pour in beer and use wooden spoon to scrape bottom of the pan to deglaze. Let beer cook 30 seconds or so.
  5. Add ketchup, brown sugar, chili powder, mustard powder, red pepper, hot sauce and salt and pepper. Stir to combine well and bring to a bubble.
  6. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and let simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  7. Add additional beer or water if mixture looks like it's reducing too quickly.
  8. Serve over toasted buns or crispy french fries.
Recipe Notes

1. Add a dash of Worcestershire sauce if desired.
2. Recipe adapted from The Pioneer Woman

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Beef Beer and Chorizo Sloppy Joes | These aren't the usual sloppy joes... made with beef, spicy chorizo, jalapeno and beer, they're an adult version of everyone's favorite childhood sandwich! | http://thechunkychef.com
Beef Beer and Chorizo Sloppy Joes | These aren't the usual sloppy joes... made with beef, spicy chorizo, jalapeno and beer, they're an adult version of everyone's favorite childhood sandwich! | http://thechunkychef.com

 

 

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13 comments on “Beef Chorizo and Beer Sloppy Joes”

  1. Soooooo yummy! Put it on pretzel buns. Next time over fries! I used half the amount of chili powder as I didn’t want it too spicy and it was perfect

  2. Dee-licious!! I couldn’t really taste the beer part but the chorizo and ground beef? The Denver Broncos just sign 505 Chile as the “go to” food for mile high stadium….green Chile fries…etc. THIS needs to be the “go to” for Coors Field (Monfort BEEF??) or something…comfort beef?? Chorizo??

    I made it as sloppy Joes but the fries?? Scrumptious!!

  3. Girl,your recipes!Have been pinning and printing and cooking them!Yummy stuff!Thanks for so many carnivore treats to devour!Ooo,sounds like a good name for a Pinterest board! ?

  4. Oh man I LOVE this. I agree that homemade sloppy joes are much better. I haven’t had the canned variety since I was a little girl but I’ve been making my own for a few years now and love it. I never thought to try a chorizo one but they sound amazing!

  5. Ok, these sandwiches look seriously amazing. And the sloppy joe fries?!??! Gah! Drooling!

  6. Sloppy Joe Fries – brilliant idea! Seriously, these sloppy joes look incredible, the sloppier the better!

  7. You never fail to do two things: crack me up and make me drool uncontrollably. These look SO good!

  8. I love sloppy joes, and this looks like a fantastic spicy twist! Yum!

  9. This is an excellent twist on the tired old sloppy joe recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  10. OMG! Sloppy Joe Fries! So much YES! I love the Chorizo and Jalapeño too!

  11. I love the use of chorizo! The sloppier the sloppy joe the better!

  12. omg…. this look so good!! my family loves sloppy joes and this is a great alternative to the canned stuff!! pinning!