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Sloppy José Pork Sausage Sandwiches

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If you’re looking for something a little different from the average ground beef sloppy “Joe,” these Sloppy José pork sausage sandwiches are the way to go!!

A vertical closeup image along with a title text overlay graphic of a Sloppy Jose Pork Sausage Sandwich on a bun with black beans and scallions.

I originally shared this recipe in 2012. I’ve recently updated this post with additional information, including a recipe card complete with nutritional information, but the recipe itself (as well as the photographs) has remained unchanged.

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making Sloppy Jose Sandwiches is available at the end of this post. OR you can hit the “jump to recipe” button (found above) to be taken directly to the recipe.


An overhead closeup photo of a Sloppy Jose Pork Sausage Sandwich topped with cheese and scallions along with a toasted bun.

The ingredient list:

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  • pork breakfast sausage
  • red onion
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • garlic powder
  • fire-roasted chiles
  • canned black beans
  • chili powder
  • ground coriander
  • smoked cumin
  • ground red pepper
  • tomato paste
  • canned crushed tomatoes
  • fresh lime juice
  • scallions (optional)
  • shredded Monterey Jack cheese (optional)
  • buns

Kitchen tools and equipment needed:

How this recipe came to be:

With necessity being the mother of invention, this loose meat sausage sandwich was born out of my need to use up some bulk pork sausage I had previously taken out of the freezer and thawed.

I also needed to combine some pantry items that had been calling my name each and every time I opened the cabinet. 

Let me tell you, those little cans of fire-roasted chilies can be mighty persistent!

Can this sloppy Jose filling be frozen after cooking?

Yes, most definitely.

Store it in an air-tight freezer container for up to 3 months.

Thaw, heat, and serve.

Can this loose meat sandwich be made with ground beef or turkey?

You bet.

Feel free to experiment with what you have on hand. Ground beef, turkey, and even ground chicken will work wonderfully well.

Additional sandwich recipes you’ll also enjoy:

*Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches (shown below and featured in the video)

When you want to feed a crowd, but you don’t want to fuss, reach for this Slow Cooker Pulled Pork recipe and everyone will be happy, and well-fed!!

Two pulled pork sandwiches on a white plate with an ear of corn.

*Dry Rub Skirt Steak Sandwich (not shown)

Open wide, this is BIG! Dry Rub Skirt Steak Sandwiches are juicy slices of seasoned beef that are piled high on a crusty roll and then topped with sautéed green bell peppers and sweet onion slices. 

*Knockwurst Sandwich with Muenster Cheese and Sauerkraut (shown below)

This copycat German knockwurst sandwich is my version of a terrific sausage sandwich I’d had while on vacation in Northern Wisconsin and I know you’re going to love it just as much as I did.

Knockwurst Sausage Sandwich on a pretzel roll with a side sauce and chips.

*Italian Sausage Caprese Sandwich (not shown)

In the blink of an eye, and in only the time takes to cook Italian sausages you can have a deliciously easy Caprese Sausage Sandwich for dinner tonight!

*Sloppy Jose Pork Sausage Sandwich (shown below) THIS IS THE PLACE!!

A vertical overhead closeup of a Sloppy Jose Pork Sausage Sandwich with shredded cheese and scallions on a toasted bun.

Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today’s loose meat Tex-Mex inspired pork sausage sandwich recipe.

If you’ve made this recipe, or are excited to make this recipe, I’d appreciate it if you’d take a moment to leave it a star rating in the recipe card, along with a comment if you’re so inclined. Thank you. 🙂

A closeup horizontal image of a Sloppy Jose Pork Sausage Sandwich with black beans and scallions.

Sloppy Jose Pork Sausage Sandwiches

Renee – Kudos Kitchen
If you’re looking for something a little different from the average ground beef sloppy “Joe,” these Sloppy José pork sausage sandwiches are the way to go!!
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Cook Time 20 mins
Course 30 minute dinner, family favorite, Sandwich
Servings 6 servings
Calories 464 kcal


  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cans (4 ounce, each) fire-roasted chilies
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans drained
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon smoked cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice approximately 1 lime
  • 3 green onions diced (garnish)
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese or your favorite cheese variety
  • 6 Hamburger buns


  • -In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the pork sausage with the olive oil until no longer pink.
  • -Add the red onion, salt, pepper, and garlic powder, stirring to combine.
  • -Turn the heat down to medium.
  • -Add the fire-roasted chilies, black beans, chili powder, coriander, cumin, red pepper, tomato paste, and crushed tomatoes.
  • -Stir well to combine and continue cooking for approximately 10 minutes (As it cooks down, it will thicken).
  • -Add the lime juice just before removing it from the heat and mix it thoroughly.
  • -In another skillet, over medium-high heat, toast the hamburger buns cut side down for a few minutes each.
  • -Spoon the Sloppy José mixture onto the toasted buns and garnish with the green onions and jack cheese (not shown).


Serving: 1servingCalories: 464kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 21gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 1273mgPotassium: 429mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 856IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 243mgIron: 3mg
Keyword loose meat pork sausage sandwich, sloppy joe with pork sausage, sloppy jose pork sausage sandwich, Tex-Mex Sloppy Joe
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Recipe Rating


Friday 27th of July 2012

I love it, the name and your creative take on a classic sloppy joe. Very nice! Sounds delicious.


Friday 27th of July 2012

Hot Stuff!! Great way to use up that pork sausage.