Spice up your dinner menu with these Spicy Jalapeño Sloppy Joes! Lean ground beef cooks with onions, garlic and jalapeños and simmers in a sweet and spicy sauce. Serves 8 in under an hour.
Looking for something easy to make this Halloween? Or maybe you want something spicy and delicious to serve at your football get together. Either way, the answer is these spicy jalapeño sloppy joes!
Toasted buns topped with a sweet and spicy sloppy Joe beef mixture, topped with cheese, jalapeños and crispy fried onions. Floor to ceiling flavor with delicious heat and it can be on your table in well under an hour. <– my kind of recipe.
To Make These Spicy Sloppy Joes You Will Need:
- yellow onion
- lean ground beef
- Worcestershire sauce
- kosher salt
- black pepper
For serving: buns, muenster cheese slices, extra jalapeños and crispy onions, potato chips, pickles etc.
Start by heating 1 teaspoon of olive oil in a dutch oven over medium to medium-low heat. Add in 1 cup diced yellow onion, 1 diced jalapeño (seeds and ribs removed for less heat) and 2 minced cloves of garlic with a pinch of kosher salt.
Stir and cook 5 to 8 minutes or until the onions and jalapeños are soft.
To that, add in 2 pounds lean ground beef. Using a wooden spoon, break it up into crumbles and cook until no longer pink.
Once the beef is browned, add in 1-3/4 cup ketchup, 1/2 cup water, 1-1/2 tablespoons white (distilled) vinegar, 1 tablespoon yellow mustard, and a couple splashes Worcestershire sauce. Then measure and add in 2 tablespoons sugar, 3/4 teaspoon both kosher salt and cayenne pepper, 1/2 teaspoon paprika and 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper.
Stir, cover and simmer on low for 20 to 25 minutes.
Toast your hamburger buns, top with a few spoonfuls of the spicy sloppy joe mixture. Top with a slice of muenster cheese and slide underneath your broiler for 30 to 45 seconds. It doesn’t take long for the cheese to melt.
Lastly, top with a few more spoonfuls of the meat mixture (they’re called sloppy for a reason!), sliced jalapeño and crispy fried onions.
SO. DANG. GOOD.
These sandwiches, without the extra jalapeño on top, are the perfect level of spice and not too hot. But the extra jalapeño gives these sloppies fresh flavor and crunch, they also amp up the heat for those who like things extra spicy.
Whether served on Halloween or at your game day party, these spicy jalapeño sloppy joes will be a huge hit!
Buy the Cookbook: Simply Scratch : 120 Wholesome Homemade Recipes Made Easy Now available on Amazon »
THANK YOU in advance for your support!