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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!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time23 mins
Total Time33 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Author: The Chunky Chef


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Drain meat mixture.
  • 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.
  • Pour in beer and use wooden spoon to scrape bottom of the pan to deglaze. Let beer cook 30 seconds or so.
  • 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.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and let simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  • Add additional beer or water if mixture looks like it's reducing too quickly.
  • Serve over toasted buns or crispy french fries.


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