Sloppy Joes are the ultimate comfort food — even more when the weather is cooler and the winter rolls around. If your kids love traditional sloppy joes (all of mine do!) they will likely love this twist as well.
You can certainly turn up the heat in this recipe depending on the tolerance of the rest of the family – add a few more chipotle chiles instead of just one, and a spoon or two extra of sauce. Making your own sauce is much better and easier than purchasing commercial sloppy joe “wich” sauce simply because you control the ingredients.
Sloppy Joes can be made on the stovetop by browning up some ground beef – they can also be made in the Instant Pot too, depending on what you prefer to use given the season you are in. Here in Arizona I prefer using my Instant Pot so I don’t heat up the house, but if your stovetop is easier then this recipe is definitely adaptable.
Serve up with a nice fluffy homemade hamburger bun, or between two toasted pieces of bread for a chance of pace – pile some baked beans on your plate and an ear of corn and you have quite a generous dinner meal.