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!!
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.
The ingredient list:
- 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)
Kitchen tools and equipment needed:
- large skillet
- slotted spatula
- large serving spoon
- chef's knife or santoku
- cutting board
- cheese grater
- can opener
- measuring cups and spoons
- citrus juicer (optional)
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?
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!!
*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.
*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!!
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.
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Printable Recipe Card
Sloppy Jose Pork Sausage Sandwiches
- 1 pound bulk pork sausage
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 red onion chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ 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
- ½ 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).
I sincerely hope you've enjoyed today's Sloppy Jose Pork Sausage Sandwiches as much as I've enjoyed bringing it to you!