Smoky Chili Joes

Smoky Chili JoesRecipe
Lee Harrelson
Increase the ground chipotle powder if you prefer more heat. Serve with corn chips.


6 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 334
Caloriesfromfat 22 %
Fat 8.1 g
Satfat 3.1 g
Monofat 2 g
Polyfat 1 g
Protein 22.2 g
Carbohydrate 49.6 g
Fiber 8.1 g
Cholesterol 21 mg
Iron 2.7 mg
Sodium 866 mg
Calcium 132 mg


Cooking spray
1/2 pound extralean ground beef
1/2 cup prechopped onion
1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/8 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
1/4 cup ketchup
1 (15-ounce) can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes with green pepper and onions, undrained
6 (1 1/2-ounce) hamburger buns
6 tablespoons shredded sharp cheddar cheese
12 sandwich-cut bread-and-butter pickles


Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add beef to pan; cook 4 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Add onion and garlic to pan; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add cumin, chili powder, and chipotle chile powder, and cook 30 seconds. Stir in ketchup, beans, and tomatoes; cook 6 minutes or until slightly thickened. Spoon about 2/3 cup beef mixture over 6 bottom bun halves, and top each with 1 tablespoon cheese and 2 pickles. Top with the remaining bun halves.