Chipotle Chicken Sloppy Joes

This popped into my head one day when I was using one chipotle out of a can of 20. I based the recipe below off of Tyler Florence’s
Ultimate Sloppy Joe recipe from Food


  • Olive Oil
  • 1 large Onion, diced
  • 1 Red Pepper, diced
  • 1 ½ pounds lean ground Chicken
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1 to 2 Chipotle Peppers, depending on taste, finely minced
  • ¼ cup Dijon Mustard
  • ¼ tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Tomato Paste
  • ½ Cup Beer
  • 1 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • Rolls


  1. Set a heavy-based pot over medium-high heat and add a 3-count of olive oil.
  2. Add onions and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes until translucent. Stir in red pepper and sauté for about 2 to 3 minutes longer.
  3. Add ground chicken, season well with salt and pepper and brown well all over, breaking it up with a wooden spoon – about 7 to 10 minutes.
  4. Add ketchup, chipotles, mustard, cayenne, brown sugar, tomato paste, and beer.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes.
  6. Finish with a splash of red wine vinegar and season it once more before serving

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