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Sloppy José

If you’re looking for something a little different from the average (ground beef) sloppy “Joe”, this recipe for Sloppy José sausage sandwich is the way to go!!

Sloppy José Recipe

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 thawed. Also 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!


6-8 servings Preparation time: 20 minutes
1 pound of bulk pork sausage
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 red onion, chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2  4oz. cans of fire-roasted chilies
1 15 oz. can of 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 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
Juice of 1 lime
3 green onions, diced (garnish)
1 cup shredded jack cheese (garnish)
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
-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.

Serve these tasty sandwiches with some chips and guacamole and you’ve got yourself a wonderful weeknight meal with your new best friend, José!!!  See?
HAHA! Get it?  Please forgive my poor attempt at Spanish humor but do try my recipe.  It’s a good one!

Until we eat again,

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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.