Chipotle Sloppy Joes with Crunchy Coleslaw

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 4 servings
  • Prep 20 mins
  • Cook 15 mins

Coleslaw cools the chipotle heat of this Sloppy Joe variation -- grab extra napkins.

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


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