Quick and easy weeknight sloppy joes amplified with chopped, roasted Hatch green chile!
cutting board and sharp knife
oven (or toaster oven)
- 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
- 4–6 hamburger buns, insides spread lightly with butter
- 1 cup of chopped roasted Hatch green chile
- optional garnishes: shredded cabbage, sweet pickles, lime wedges
- 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.
- Place the skillet on low heat and stir in the sloppy joe sauce. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until the sauce thickens.
- 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.
- 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
Keywords: Hatch green chile, chile peppers, hot pepper,