Chipotle Sloppy Joes with Crunchy Coleslaw

  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins

Cool crunchy coleslaw teams with the smoky flavor of chipotle beef to create a taste sensation you'll never forget.


Crunchy Coleslaw:
1/4cup nonfat plain yogurt
1tablespoon light mayonnaise
2teaspoons cider vinegar
1/4teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/8teaspoon salt
1 1/2cups packaged coleslaw mix
1/2-- red bell pepper, cut into 1/8-inch thick strips
-- Black pepper
1pound ground beef (95% lean)
1/4cup chopped onion
3/4cup ketchup
1/2cup frozen corn
1/2cup canned black beans, rinsed, drained
1/2cup tomato sauce
1 to 2teaspoon minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
1/2teaspoon ground cumin
1/4cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4teaspoon salt
1/4teaspoon black pepper
4-- whole wheat hamburger buns, split


  1. To prepare Crunchy Coleslaw, combine yogurt, mayonnaise, vinegar, pepper sauce and salt in small bowl. Add coleslaw mix and bell pepper; toss to coat. Season with black pepper, as desired. Refrigerate, covered, until ready to serve.
  2. Brown ground beef with onion in large nonstick skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until beef is no longer pink, breaking beef up into crumbles. Pour off drippings. Stir in ketchup, corn, beans, tomato sauce, chipotle peppers and cumin; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes, stirring often. Stir in cilantro, salt and black pepper.
  3. Place beef mixture on bottom half of each bun; top with coleslaw. Close sandwiches.

Adapted from The Healthy Beef Cookbook by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the American Dietetic Association (John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2006).

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 470
  • Glycemic Load 0.65
  • Fat 13g
  • Saturated Fat 4.5g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 5g
  • Cholesterol 105mg
  • Sodium 1460mg
  • Potassium 1180mg
  • Carbohydrate 49g
  • Fiber 7g
  • Sugars 19g
  • Protein 42g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 25%
  • Vitamin C 70%
  • Calcium 10%
  • Iron 35%