The sloppier the sandwich, the better it is. I’ve made chorizo Sloppy Joes, Sloppy Cubans, and kicked-up regular ole Sloppy Joes. All were sloppy. All were fantastic. These slow cooker Gumbo Joes pack in fantastic bayou flavors with traditional Sloppy Joe ingredients such as ketchup, mustard, and onion. Thick and messy. It’s gonna drip and it’s gonna make a mess. It’s gonna be great.
This recipe for slow cooker Gumbo Joes is also a great way to use up leftover gumbo. I don’t usually have leftover gumbo, it seems to disappear very quickly around here. That’s why I had to use a few cans of gumbo instead.
Slow Cooker Gumbo Joes
These slow cooker Gumbo Joes pack in fantastic bayou flavors with traditional Sloppy Joe ingredients such as ketchup, mustard, and onion. Thick and messy.
Servings 10 servings
Ground the beef in a large skillet or Dutch oven.
Drain and transfer to a slow cooker set to low.
Add onion, soup, ketchup and mustard. Stir.
Cook on low for 4-6 hours, stirring occasionally.
Season with salt and pepper and serve on buns.
Calories: 396kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 620mg | Potassium: 431mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 186IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 3mg
Nutritional values are approximate.
If I’d had any idea just how fantastic these sloppy Cuban sandwiches would be I would’ve been making them for years. Every week. I would say every day, but that wouldn’t leave me much time for grilling burgers and such. The meat mixture is just incredible. The ingredient list may look like, but there’s nothing that’s hard to find on it.
These sloppy Cuban sandwiches were messy. Sloppy. You pick one up and you never set it down until it’s all gone. The meat has a bit of kick, but not much, and it’s offset by the cool crunchiness from the pickles. These may well be the perfect sandwiches.
I also make another great take on a sloppy Joe that uses chorizo called, well, a Chorizo Sloppy Joe. My Big Daddy’s Sloppy Joe is something a bit more traditional but with more grownup flavors. I’m a big Sloppy Joe fan!
I like to use my good ole trusty Dutch oven to make these sandwiches and pretty much darned near anything like it on my stovetop. It’s nice and big and sturdy. That extra weight helps it maintain and distribute heat perfectly. As an added bonus, it’s actually pretty easy to clean up too!
Sloppy Cuban Sandwiches
If I’d had any idea just how fantastic these sloppy Cuban sandwiches would be I would’ve been making them for years.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Crumble in the chorizo and ground pork.
Add the onion, garlic, allspice, paprika, coriander and salt and pepper.
Cook for 5 or so minutes or until the meat starts to brown.
Add the brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce and the lime zest and lime juice. Stir well.
Stir in the chicken stock and tomato sauce.
Bring to a slow simmer and let cook for 5 minutes, stirring often.
Place a slice cheese onto each roll (having it on the bottom will slow the lovely juices from making your bread soggy… but not for long!).
Top with a generous amount of the meat mixture.
Place under the broiler for a few minutes until the buns starts to brown and the cheese is melted.
Top with some chopped dill pickle and serve.
Calories: 510kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 1025mg | Potassium: 410mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 331IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 204mg | Iron: 12mg
Nutritional values are approximate.