Chorizo Stout Sloppy Joes


Chorizo Stout Sloppy Joes |

Chorizo Stout Sloppy Joes |

Last Thursday, I mentioned I was going to my first barre class on Friday and I’d report back with what I thought of it. Surprisingly, I loved it. It was definitely intense but I think having a great instructor helps a lot. I was really nervous going into this because I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to do everything. I quickly learned that it’s ok that you can’t do everything or if you can’t hold the position for the entire count. What matters is that you try your best, you push your hardest, and you try even harder the next time. I was instantly hooked after my first class and I’ve signed up for their 1-month plan and I plan on going three times this week. I’m really excited!

I was extremely sore Saturday and Sunday but that just means it’s definitely working me out! I was sore in some places I didn’t even know I had muscles, haha – my core is still really tender and sore (I can’t laugh or sneeze without it being uber painful) but I love that sore feeling! If y’all have barre studios anywhere near y’all, I highly recommend them! :) if you end up taking a class, please do let me know what you think of them!

Chorizo Stout Sloppy Joes |

Jason is a craft beer connoisseur. Every time we go to the grocery store, we spend at least 10 minutes in the beer aisle so Jason can decide on his next brew. In our fridge, he even has his own beer drawer (which is really one of the vegetable crisper drawers), haha – serious stuff. Sometimes I wonder if he’ll start brewing his own beer at home since I feel like that’s the next step, lol


When my friend, Jackie, The Beeroness, came out with her cookbook, The Craft Beer Cookbook, I knew I had to get my paws on it because I knew how much Jason would flip out over it. When we got a review copy in the mail, Jason flipped through it and instantly said how “impressive” the book was. It really is impressive. From breakfast, to appetizers, to breads, to desserts..this book incorporates craft beer in every recipe. There’s 100 of them and it seriously makes me drool flipping through the pages. I’m pretty scared of cooking with beer but Jackie does a great job demystifying that fear. She also does an amazing job explaining the different types of beer and how to cook with them.

After flipping through the pages of the book, I stopped on the chorizo stout sloppy joes and instantly knew I had to make them. I adore chorizo and it just seems like a brilliant idea to incorporate that with stout beer. This sandwich was incredible. So full of flavor and made great leftovers.

Chorizo Stout Sloppy Joes |
Chorizo Stout Sloppy Joes
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins

These are a fun and easy meal that you can throw together in a hurry. 

Servings: 8
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 12 ounces weight chorizo
  • 1 cup stout beer
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 8 kaiser rolls, I used potato rolls
  • 6 ounces weight cheese (cheddar swiss, or pepper jack), sliced
  1. In a skillet over medium-high heat, add the olive oil. Add the red bell pepper and onion and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for about 30 seconds.
  2. Add the ground pork and chorizo, cook until browned and mostly cooked through, breaking them into smaller pieces throughout the cooking process. Drain off most of the grease that has accumulated.
  3. Add the stout, tomato paste, cumin, black pepper, stir, and simmer until everything is cooked through, another 10 minutes.
  4. Toast the buns in the oven on a baking sheet or a toaster oven.
  5. Scoop meat into buns, cover with cheese slice, and put the top of the bun on. Repeat on all eight sandwiches.
  6. Serve immediately.

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Posted on October 28, 2013

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  1. 10/28/2013 at 8:16 am

    You had me sold on chorizo. Do you think that’s just me or a universal phenomenon?
    Yum. Yum. Yum. These look sublime. Real comfort food with a twist.

  2. 10/28/2013 at 8:56 am

    These look like some of the best sloppy joes around! Chorizo is the best and getting a whole pile of it sounds pretty darn good! Jackie’s book looks incredible and I NEED to get my hands on a copy!

  3. 10/28/2013 at 9:15 am

    i do not have much experience with cooking + beer but do enjoy craft beer every now and then :) the only time I use (its a Must I think) is when I make chilli. thanks for sharing your barre experience, I have only done home videos so far and really liked it.

  4. 10/28/2013 at 9:32 am

    WOW. Jackie managed to pack a ton of amazing flavors into one sandwich and you captured it beautifully. I want a big bite of that now!!

  5. 10/28/2013 at 9:47 am

    Chorizo and stout joining forces in a sloppy sammie? Hello heaven on a bun!
    PS. Glad you like barre! I’ve been meaning to try it out, but I’m nervous I won’t be able to walk afterwards, I’ll be so sore, lol.

  6. 10/28/2013 at 9:52 am

    I would never have thought of combining these flavours but that sandwich looks totally epic!

  7. 10/28/2013 at 10:25 am

    These spicy sloppy joes sound so good!

  8. 10/28/2013 at 10:39 am

    Mmmm…love the sound of these! Perfect cold-weather, easy weeknight dinner! Thanks for sharing! :)

  9. 10/28/2013 at 11:08 am

    These…holy crap. I want them.

  10. 10/28/2013 at 11:18 am

    Love a good Sloppy Joe! Looks amazing!

  11. Pam Gurganus
    10/28/2013 at 11:30 am

    Question….”Add the garlic and cook for about 30 minutes.” Did you mean 30 minutes? Thanks!

    • 10/28/2013 at 12:24 pm

      Haha, this comment had me laughing. I’m so glad you caught that. Totally meant SECONDS. 30 seconds! My brain was elsewhere. Thanks for the catch, Pam :)

  12. 10/28/2013 at 11:30 am

    Oh man this sloppy joe would definitely hit the spot with me. I think I am going to try out the pure barre class.

  13. 10/28/2013 at 11:32 am

    We love Sloppy Joes but never put cheese on them, I have got to try it! Thanks!

  14. 10/28/2013 at 12:10 pm

    Great comfort food!

  15. 10/28/2013 at 12:15 pm

    Im going to have to look into those classes, sounds awesome!
    These sloppy joes sound and chorizo? Im not sure a sloppy joe could get any better than that! Mouthwatering!

  16. 10/28/2013 at 12:47 pm

    These are so totally next on my list of things to make from Jackie’s book. Ben and Jason would totally get along with their craft beer obsessions

  17. 10/28/2013 at 1:20 pm

    Thank you so much! You’re the best, this totally made my day :)

  18. 10/28/2013 at 1:56 pm

    I’m so impressed that you stuck it out! It’s weird how being sore can be a good thing!

  19. 10/28/2013 at 3:02 pm

    Ooooooh chorizo sloppy joes, where have you been all my life? And with stout, too? Ugh. So much goodness.

  20. 10/28/2013 at 3:26 pm

    These sound out of this world delicious!

  21. 10/28/2013 at 3:30 pm

    These look and sound so good! I’ve got Guinness I need to use up, so I think this is perfect. Love how it comes together so quickly, too!

  22. 10/28/2013 at 3:51 pm

    OMG! I adore sloppy Joes! And I can’t wait to get my mitts on Jackie’s new cookbook!

  23. Jessica Marcotte
    10/28/2013 at 3:57 pm

    These sound great!! i just made a Beer and Honey Chili last night that turned out great! i was really proud of it. may i suggest you try one? I would love your take on a beer and honey chili, it used an amber beer and it was sooo delicious! I wanna make these now too, cooking with beer does sound scary but the flavors seems to really work! thanks for sharing=-)

  24. Meredith
    10/28/2013 at 5:37 pm

    Hahaha – my husband (who’s name is also Jason) is the same way. He even has his own beer fridge which is filled with craft beers, and his home brews! I love the beerones…I’ve made a few of her recipes and they have come out wonderful! Looking forward to making these sloppy joes in the future!

  25. 10/28/2013 at 6:02 pm

    Oooh I love these! They were the first thing I made out of Jackie’s book and the whole family gobbled them up. So good! And I also do Barre three times a week. I couldn’t move after my first class back in March but I’ve been hooked ever since. Now I don’t feel nearly as good if I miss a class. :)

  26. 10/28/2013 at 6:43 pm

    I have done barre classes and I”m a huge fan of it! I love the burn of a good sore. :)

    And love this recipe. I’m gonne have to give this a go – chorizo and guinness – I’m in!

  27. 10/28/2013 at 9:41 pm

    I’m drooling and really wish I had this for dinner!

  28. 10/29/2013 at 12:29 am

    I’ve never tried barre but it sounds like fun, I’m always up for a good workout! Love the stout in these!

  29. 10/29/2013 at 9:36 am

    I loooove sloppy joes. I need to pick up her cook book!

  30. 10/29/2013 at 10:47 am

    These look flipping amazing, Julie!

  31. 10/29/2013 at 2:32 pm

    Yum! These look amazing. I love making sloppy joes and I love beer…great combo. I even have a recipe to make my own chorizo so these are an absolute must try. Pinning

  32. 10/29/2013 at 3:59 pm

    Perfect dinner for any time! So wishing I could have some right now!

  33. 10/29/2013 at 7:26 pm

    Shut uuuuuuup. But first, feed me.

  34. 10/29/2013 at 9:03 pm

    Hubba Hubba! I’m putting that cookbook and these joes on my list!

  35. 10/29/2013 at 11:35 pm

    Brilliant twist on sloppy joes…my Portuguese husband will love them. Pinned.

  36. 10/31/2013 at 9:12 am

    LOVE Chorizo – LOVE this idea – can’t wait to try these flavors together w/a Stout! amazing! thx for sharing. On my dinner menu soon ‘(:

    • 10/31/2013 at 1:56 pm

      Nice! Hope you enjoy, Marisa!

  37. 11/05/2013 at 5:28 pm

    My husband and I are major chorizo lovers. This sloppy joe looks so incredible, I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

  38. Sally
    11/13/2013 at 11:37 am

    I’m soo sad that I cannot find chorizo in my grocery! Is there a substitute you would recommend? “Regular” pork sausage with some added spices like this recipe: ??

    • 11/14/2013 at 12:31 pm

      Hi Sally! Sure, you can totally do it that way or you can just sub it for hot Italian sausage! You pick – either way I’m sure it’ll turn out fabulous :)

    • Mary
      08/12/2014 at 10:54 am

      Great substitute recipe for chorizo. I’ll have to try that next time the grocery doesn’t carry it. Julie: what stout beers would you recommend for this recipe? If you can’t mention brands that’s ok, just curious as to which flavor profiles I’m looking for. Thanks!

      • Julie
        08/13/2014 at 11:55 am

        Hi Mary, duck rabbit milk stout or samuel smith oatmeal stout are great options if you don’t want to use Guinness!

  39. Maia Q
    05/24/2014 at 10:47 am

    Thank you for this awesome, simple, delicious recipe! My boyfriend and I couldn’t get enough of this unique version of sloppy joes. Definitely will be making this again in the future.

    • Julie
      05/26/2014 at 9:22 am

      So glad you and your boyfriend enjoyed this! I need to make this again!

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