Chorizo Stout Sloppy Joes

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    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

    These are a fun and easy meal that you can throw together in a hurry. 
    Prep Time: 5 mins
    Cook Time: 15 mins
    Total Time: 20 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 8
    Calories: 541kcal
    Author: Julie Chiou
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    • 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


    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Add the stout, tomato paste, cumin, black pepper, stir, and simmer until everything is cooked through, another 10 minutes.
    • Toast the buns in the oven on a baking sheet or a toaster oven.
    • Scoop meat into buns, cover with cheese slice, and put the top of the bun on. Repeat on all eight sandwiches.
    • Serve immediately.


    Source: The Craft Beer Cookbook by Jacqueline Dodd
    Nutrition Facts
    Chorizo Stout Sloppy Joes
    Amount Per Serving (1 Sloppy Joe)
    Calories 541 Calories from Fat 333
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 37g57%
    Carbohydrates 20g7%
    Fiber 2g8%
    Sugar 3g3%
    Protein 31g62%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

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  • Skye says:

    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.

  • Tieghan Gerard says:

    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!

  • dixya| food, pleasure, and health says:

    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.

  • HeatherChristo says:

    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!!

  • Erin | The Law Students' Wife says:

    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.

  • Kathryn says:

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

  • Kevin @ Closet Cooking says:

    These spicy sloppy joes sound so good!

  • Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective says:

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

  • claire (@realnutritioncg) says:

    These…holy crap. I want them.

  • Jenny Flake says:

    Love a good Sloppy Joe! Looks amazing!

  • Pam Gurganus says:

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

    • Julie says:

      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 :)

  • Meagan @ A Zesty Bite says:

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

  • Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl says:

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

  • Maria says:

    Great comfort food!

  • Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats says:

    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!

  • Megan {Country Cleaver} says:

    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

  • Jackie {The Beeroness} says:

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

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

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

  • Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough says:

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

  • Marie @ Little Kitchie says:

    These sound out of this world delicious!

  • Leah | So, How's It Taste? says:

    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!

  • Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain says:

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

  • Jessica Marcotte says:

    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=-)

  • Meredith says:

    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!

  • Des says:

    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. :)

  • naomi says:

    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!

  • Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor says:

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

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) says:

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

  • Tracy | PeanutButter and onion says:

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

  • ashley - Baker by Nature says:

    These look flipping amazing, Julie!

  • Joybee says:

    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

  • Marian (Sweetopia) says:

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

  • Bev @ Bev Cooks says:

    Shut uuuuuuup. But first, feed me.

  • Paula - bell'alimento says:

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

  • [email protected] The Well Floured Kitchen says:

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

  • Marisa R. S. Skelton says:

    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 ‘(:

    • Julie says:

      Nice! Hope you enjoy, Marisa!

  • Nutmeg Nanny says:

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

  • Sally says:

    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: ??

    • Julie says:

      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 says:

      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 says:

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

  • Maia Q says:

    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 says:

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

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