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Delicious Green Chile Sloppy Joes

  • Author: Emily
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 6 sandwiches 1x


Quick and easy weeknight sloppy joes amplified with chopped, roasted Hatch green chile! 

Equipment needed:

12-inch skillet

cutting board  and sharp knife

oven (or toaster oven)


Units Scale
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 1 small green bell pepper, core and stem removed, chopped fine
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 (15 oz) can of sloppy joe sauce
  • 46 hamburger buns, insides spread lightly with butter
  • 1 cup of chopped roasted Hatch green chile
  • optional garnishes: shredded cabbage, sweet pickles, lime wedges


  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and break it apart. Stir in the bell pepper. Season the mixture with a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Let the mixture cook, stirring every minute or so until no pink remains and some of the beef has developed very deep brown spots. 
  2. Place the skillet on low heat and stir in the sloppy joe sauce. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until the sauce thickens.
  3. While the sloppy joe sauce thickens on the stove, place the buns, butter side up, onto a baking sheet or other flat, oven-safe dish and broil on low for 2 minutes, or until they are lightly toasted. Remove and set aside. 
  4. To assemble the sandwiches, fill toasted buns with sloppy joe mix and top generously with Hatch green chile and any other optional garnishes. Serve.


Step 4 alternative, the green chile can be mixed into the sloppy joe mixture, then placed onto buns. I leave the chile separate because your family/guests have the option to place as much green chile on each sandwich as they would like.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Category: cook
  • Method: saute
  • Cuisine: New Mexican


  • Serving Size: 1 sandwich
  • Calories: 398
  • Sugar: 14
  • Sodium: 942
  • Fat: 12.4
  • Saturated Fat: 4.7
  • Carbohydrates: 40.9
  • Fiber: 2.7
  • Protein: 28.2
  • Cholesterol: 78