Cowboy sloppy Joe


  • 1 ½ lbs. ground beef 80/20
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • ⅓ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 10 ounce can Ro-Tel diced tomatoes and green chilis
  • 1 to 2 chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce from can
  • ½ cup barbeque sauce
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • ¾ to 1 cup shredded cheese cheddar or pepperjack
  • 6 Hamburger buns
  • Pickles for topping


  1. In a large cast iron skillet, cook the beef over medium high heat until browned, drain the grease.
  2. Stir in the onion, brown sugar, Ro-Tel, chipotle peppers, barbecue sauce and mustard. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until heated through and the flavors are combined.
  3. Slowly mix in the cheese and let cook for a few more minutes, until the cheese begins to melt.
  4. Spoon the mixture onto the hamburger buns. Top with pickles, if desired. Serve immediately.
  5. Recipe Notes

You can substitute the Ro-Tel and chipotle peppers with about 1 ½ cups of Green Chile Chipotle Relish available at

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