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Sloppy Chipotle Joes


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground sirloin

  • 1 large onion, finely chopped

  • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped

  • 3 garlic cloves, grated or finely chopped

  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo, chopped, plus 1 tablespoon of the sauce

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 cup tomato sauce

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  • 4 Kaiser rolls, split


Place a large skillet over medium-high heat with two turns of the pan EVOO, about 2 tablespoons. Once hot, add the ground sirloin and cook for about 4-5 minutes, breaking it up with a potato masher or the back of a spoon as it browns. Add the onion, red bell pepper, garlic, chipotle pepper and sauce and cook, stirring every now and then, for 3-4 minutes, until the onions and peppers start to get a little tender. In a small mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce and tomato sauce. Add the sauce to the skillet and season everything with a little salt and pepper, to taste. Bring up to a bubble and simmer until nice and thick, about 3-4 minutes. To serve, divide the mixture between the split Kaiser rolls. This is one of many "Yum-o!" recipes – it's good and good for you. To find out more about Yum-o!, Rachael's nonprofit organization, go to