Chipotle Sloppy Joes with Crunchy Coleslaw


Chipotle Sloppy Joes with Crunchy Coleslaw

If you have ever asked yourself, "What can I make with ground beef," then you have clearly never tried this Chipotle Sloppy Joes with Crunchy Coleslaw recipe from the National Cattlemen's Beef Association. This recipe makes ground beef irresistible.


Total recipe time: 30 minutes

Recipe as seen in The Healthy Beef Cookbook, published by John Wiley & Sons


  • 1 pound 95 percent lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup onions, chopped
  • 3/4 cup catsup
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained thoroughly
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 whole wheat burger buns
  • 1/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon light mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup pre-packaged cole slaw mix
  • 1/2 of a red pepper, sliced into strips 1/8-inch thick
  • Black pepper


  1. To prepare Crunchy Coleslaw, combine plain yogurt, mayonnaise, vinegar, pepper sauce and salt in small bowl. Add coleslaw mix and bell pepper slices; toss to coat. Season with black pepper, to taste. Refrigerate, covered, until ready to serve.
  2. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add ground beef and onion; cook eight to ten minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Pour off drippings. Stir in catsup, corn, beans, tomato sauce, chipotle peppers and ground cumin; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes, stirring often. Stir in cilantro, salt and black pepper. 
  3. Place beef mixture on bottom half of each bun; top with coleslaw. Close sandwiches.

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