Spicy Jalapeño Sloppy Joes
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.
Course Mains & Entrees
Keyword beef, dinner, easy, jalapeño, sloppy joes
Prep Time 5 minutes mins
Cook Time 30 minutes mins
Total Time 35 minutes mins
Servings 8 servings
Author Laurie McNamara
- olive oil
- 1 cup yellow onion diced
- 1 large jalapeño diced (seeded and ribs removed for less heat)
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 pounds lean ground beef
- 1¾ cup ketchup
- 1/2 cup water
- 1½ tablespoons white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
- 3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
- hamburger buns or pretzel rolls
- 8 slices muenster cheese
- 2 jalapeños sliced, for serving (optional)
- crispy fried onions for serving
Heat a teaspoon of olive oil in a dutch oven over medium to medium-low. Add in the diced onions, jalapeños and garlic with a small pinch of salt. Stir and cook 5 to 8 minutes or until softened.
Add in the ground beef, use a wooden spoon to break it up into small crumbles and cook until no longer pink
Next add in ketchup, water, vinegar, mustard and worchestershire sauce. Then measure and add in the sugar, salt, cayenne, paprika abd black pepper.
Stir, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
Move your oven rack to the highest position and preheat your broiler to high.
Meanwhile toast hamburger buns or rolls and place on a rimmed, metal baking sheet.
Top with a few spoonfuls of the meat mixture and top with slices of muenster cheese. Slip under the broiler for 30 to 45 seconds or until melted.
Top with a spoonful more of the meat mixture, then add slices of jalapeño and crispy fried onions. Replace the top bun and serve.
Serving: 1sandwich | Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 972mg | Potassium: 638mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 643IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 228mg | Iron: 3mg