Lee Harrelson
6 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)

Increase the ground chipotle powder if you prefer more heat. Serve with corn chips.

How to Make It

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.

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Ratings & Reviews

kncompton05's Review

December 31, 2012

ChefKiki's Review

November 10, 2012
This recipe was okay. Needed more seasoning than it called for. Probably will not make this again.

julietim's Review

July 31, 2012
This is a great weeknight meal...easy, quick and healthy. I tend to find sloppy joes too sweet so this was much more to my liking. Spoon it over a hotdog for a great chili dog.

tsimpkins's Review

September 26, 2011
I added a can of chili to the meat and in turn left out the beans and tomatoes trying to use ingredients I had on hand. I did feel like it was still a little bland even with the spices so I too added worcestershire sauce. It was an ok dish for an easy going night.

user's Review

August 26, 2011
I cooked the meat in the skillet and then added it and the remaining ingredients (through tomatoes) to my slow cooker. I used fire roasted diced tomatoes. When the mixture was hot I tested it and then added some prepared mustard, worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. After my additions I thought it was really good and great to prepare in the crock pot so there was no extra prep besides toasting the HB buns. I gave it 3 stars b/c I had to alter it a bit at the end... otherwise would have given it 4 stars. I used the leftovers on a taco salad the next day.

theapprentice's Review

April 13, 2010
Ok recipe, not my favorite one, though. Will probably not make it again.

JIMMIC's Review

February 04, 2010
This is tasty, however I agree it needs more spices the next time I make it. Also a great meat budget stretcher over sloppy joes with the kidney beans. I forgot the the cheese (senior moment during middle age) and still liked it. Throw in a salad to complete this meal. I used Ancho chili pepper instead on the chipotle beacause it's what I had.

ShannLeigh's Review

September 09, 2009
Like several others, I doubled the meat and probably tripled the spices. I used a can of the diced tomatoes with onion and green pepper along with a can of Rotel and salt-free ketchup. Let it simmer for a bit so all the flavors could build a little more. Served it with a green salad and oven-baked parmesean garlic potato wedges. Came out perfect - can't wait for leftovers today now that the meat and spices have had more time to hang out and develop!

Ash0290's Review

August 09, 2009
I did not like this recipe. My husband did though. It had no flavor to me and took a bit more time than I thought. I would toast the hamburger buns because ours were all soggy by the time they got from the kitchen to the table.

LisaB1's Review

August 04, 2009
Delicous!! I didn't have cheese or chipotle pepper. I substituted another pepper and they still turned out great! I'll definitely make them again.