Makes about 20 Party Size Sandwiches
For the chipotle-herb sauce (makes 2 cups)
1 (12-ounce) can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
½ cup white onion, chopped
¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
¼ cup fresh chives, chopped
Juice of 3 limes
Zest of 2 limes
1-2 jalapeÃ±os, deseeded and chopped
Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
For the sloppy joes
1 medium white onion, chopped
2 pounds lean ground beef
1 green bell pepper, deseeded, pith removed, and chopped
In a large skillet, heat oil on medium-high heat. SautÃ© onions for a few minutes, and add ground beef. Cook until all of the meat is browned. Add green peppers, and sautÃ© until the green peppers are cooked through and tender but not soft. Drain any excess oil or fat. Add chipotle-herb sauce, and mix well. Cook uncovered over medium-low heat for about 5 more minutes until some of the tomatoes sauce cooks off and the sauce sticks nicely to the meat. Serve on party size buns.