Zippy Sloppy Joes

Hearty and comforting, this zesty twist on traditional sloppy joes is ready to serve in no time.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
8 servings


  • 2 pounds extra lean ground beef

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 jalapeno chile peppers, seeded and minced

  • 1 red bell pepper, diced

  • 1 (12 ounce) jar Crosse & Blackwell® Seafood Cocktail Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons molasses

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon chipotle seasoning

  • 1 pinch Salt and pepper to taste

  • 8 whole wheat buns


  1. Brown meat and onions in large skillet over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until browned. Drain drippings from pan and discard.

  2. Add garlic, jalapeno peppers and red pepper to beef in pan and cook an additional 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in cocktail sauce, molasses, sugar, seasoning, salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 5 minutes. Serve on buns.


Cover leftovers with mashed potatoes to make a Shepherd's Pie the next day.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

537 Calories
21g Fat
60g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 537
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 870mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 60g 22%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 23mg 117%
Calcium 188mg 14%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 630mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.