Traditional Sloppy Joe

Delicious, hearty and full of flavour. This chilli con carne can be served in a variety of ways including Donut or traditional Sloppy Joes, Chimichangas or in a wrap. Try them all!




PREP TIME 30 min





Traditional Sloppy Joe Ingredients
24 Rich’s® Artisan Bread™ 70g or 90g Ciabatta Rolls
3 Medium onions
4 Cloves garlic
4 Medium carrots
4 Sticks celery
6 Red peppers
125 ml Cooking oil
25 g Chilli powder
10 g Ground cumin
5 g Ground cinnamon
4x400g Tinned of red kidney beans
4x400g Tinned of chopped tomatoes
2 kg Beef mince
1 Bunch Fresh coriander
2 tbsp Balsamic vinegar


Toppings Ingredients
Best complimented with Mexican inspired toppings including:
Sour crème
Cheddar cheese
Fresh Lime
Fresh Coriander

Method for the Chillie Con Carne

  1. Peel and finely chop the onions, garlic, carrots and celery – ensure that everything is approximately the same size.
  2. De-stalk, seed and roughly chop the Red peppers.
  3. Heat the oil in a large pot on a medium-high heat.
  4. Add the chopped veg, chilli powder, cumin, cinnamon, a generous pinch of sea salt and black pepper. Cook until soft, stirring regularly.
  5. Add the beef mince to the vegetable mixture.
  6. Drain and add the kidney beans and tomatoes.
  7. Pick the coriander leaves and set aside. Finely chop the stalks and add them to the pan along with the balsamic vinegar. Season with a generous pinch of sea salt and black pepper.
  8. Bring to the boil then reduce the heat to low simmer.
  9. Keeping the lid of the pot slightly ajar stirring occasionally for 1 hour, or until the mixture is slightly thickened and reduced.


Method For The Roll

  1. Using a Rich’s® Artisan Bread™ Ciabatta roll, hollow out the middle of the roll.
  2. Fill the hollowed roll with chilli con carne, cheese, jalapeño’s and cheddar cheese.
  3. Serve as desired.


Hint: Best complimented with an assortment of Mexican inspired toppings as seen on the left.