Best sloppy Joe I ever had. I skip the pinto beans. One reviewer called it bland... I like things pretty flavorful, myself, so go a bit heavy on the jalapeños and seasonings and Use 80% lean beef without draining any of the yummy fat. The red peppers are awesome in it. Not to mention, it's a great way to get red peppers into picky little eaters. I recommend a quality white bun buttered and toasted to add a bit of texture. Make extra... it's even better reheated, and makes an easy weeknight leftover meal.
Great for a weeknight dinner, and better than Manwich. I didn't have a jalapeno, so I substituted Tabasco sauce. I also did not need the tomato paste. I used 1.25 lb of meat and omitted the beans. I don't think they belong in sloppy joes, but if I was trying to stretch the meat I would definitely include them.
I found this to be very bland with very little personality. I added hot sauce and honey to it just to give it some depth. Won't bother with this again.
I made this for dinner tonight with 93% lean grass fed ground beef and didn't drain it, I used about half the beans, twice the worcestershire (I think, didn't really measure all that stuff) and I added chili powder and paprika and jarred jalapeno and garlic to save the smelly fingers and handling the pepper - I also cooked it longer to really get the flavors going and thicken it more - It was very tasty and I will absolutely make it again - Maybe with all the beans next time if hubby will go for it ;) Sure, I could buy a can of Manwich (on sale for $1 this week too) - but it's nowhere near as good (we find it bland) and I know exactly what's in mine :)
Come on people, don't rate/review a recipe if you haven't made it!
Pinto beans in a Sloppy Joe........eeeeeeeeewwwwwww!
Manwich is crappy! Make this and it's way more healthier!