Chipotle Sloppy Joes With Crunchy Coleslaw

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

A Tex-Mex like twist on traditional sloppy joes, paired with a cool, crunchy coleslaw topping. As a personal preference I leave out the cilantro, but recipe is posted as written.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To prepare Crunchy Coleslaw:.
  2. Combine yogurt, mayonnaise, vinegar, pepper sauce and salt in small bowl.
  3. Add coleslaw mix and bell pepper; toss to coat. Season with black pepper, as desired. Refrigerate, covered, until ready to serve.
  4. Brown ground beef with onion in large nonstick skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until beef is no longer pink, breaking beef up into 3/4-inch crumbles. Pour off drippings.
  5. Stir in ketchup, corn, beans, tomato sauce, chipotle peppers and cumin; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes, stirring often.
  6. Stir in cilantro, salt and black pepper.
  7. Place beef mixture on bottom half of each bun; top with coleslaw.
Most Helpful

I thought these were great!! From the other comments, I adjusted the cole slaw dressing a little bit to suit our tastes. I diced the red pepper and I used a large tablespoon of sour cream, 1/4 cup mayo, 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, a good shot of Frank's red hot sauce and then salt and pepper. Come out fantastic and went really well with the meat mixture. I didn't add the cilantro to the mixture as DH doesn't really care for it and just sprinkled some on my sandwich instead. We used some soft onion rolls and served them with Dominican Moro De Habichuelas Negras.

Kim127 May 28, 2009

LOVED these Joe's! The only major change I made was to use sour cream in place of the yogurt, but that was only because I was in the middle of the recipe before I realized I didn't have any on hand. I love chipotle - and spicy is always welcome in our house - but I loved the fact that I could make it without spice for the kids, then just drizzle extra adobo sauce from the can on top of mine. I did not find the chipotle amounts called for to be too spicy (and I don't like things spicy to the point of overpowering the flavor of the dish); in fact, I added twice the amount. I will try ground turkey next time and use yogurt, otherwise will make no changes. The coleslaw was a very nice touch and really completes the sandwich. THANKS for sharing!!

hepcat1 April 03, 2008

These were pretty good. I'm giving 4 since the coleslaw was bland but the Joes were good. I think we will tinker with the coleslaw part of the recipe to have a bit more taste. Thanks so much!! This is a make again.

Smilyn January 26, 2008