Smoky Chipotle Sloppy Joes in 15 minutes

serves 4

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 pound 93% lean beef
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1-2 chipotle peppers in adobo, chopped (to taste)
1 tablespoon adobo sauce (from chipotle peppers)
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon New Mexico chili powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
4 hamburger buns
8 pickle slices
1 tablespoon butter, room temperature

Preheat oven to 425°F.

In a medium skillet over medium heat, add oil and beef.  Cook beef until browned, using a heat safe spatula to break it apart as it cooks.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine tomato sauce, chipotle peppers, adobo sauce, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and spices.  Whisk to combine well,

Place hamburger buns on a baking sheet and brush lightly with butter.  Place cut side up.  Bake for 5-10 minutes, until they are golden brown.

Add chipotle sauce to browned ground beef.  Stir to combine.  Cook 4-5 minutes, until sauce is thick.  Remove from heat.

Serve on toasted hamburger bun with pickle slices.

Enjoy!

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