Sweet and Spicy Sloppy Joe

Sweet and Spicy Sloppy Joe

Serves: 10 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Sweet and Spicy Sloppy Joe


  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 2 ½ pounds ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • ⅔ cup Stubbs® Jalapeno & Honey Barbecue Sauce
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Rolls or buns, toasted, for serving
  • 10 Muenster cheese slices for serving
  • 2 jalapenos, sliced for serving
  • Crispy fried onions, for serving


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  1. In a 12-inch nonstick skillet set over medium heat, add the onions and beef. Cook, breaking the meat into small pieces, until the meat is cooked through and the onions are translucent, 7-8 minutes. Drain excess grease.
  2. Stir in the tomato paste, Stubbs® Jalapeno & Honey Barbecue Sauce, ketchup, Worcestershire, and soy sauce and a pinch of black pepper. Bring the mixture to a simmer,and cook until the sauce is slightly thickened, 4 to 5 minutes. Add additional salt and pepper, to taste, if needed.
  3. Top bottom buns with a few spoonfuls of the meat mixture and top with slices of muenster cheese. Slip under the broiler for 30 to 45 seconds or until melted.
  4. Top with a spoonful more of the meat mixture, then add slices of jalapeño and crispy fried onions. Place the top bun and serve.