Nostalgic dishes are among my favorite. It’s so hard to go wrong with a ‘comfort’ food that reminds you of your childhood. The other great part about this dish? It’ll feed a family. No joke. I fed four people dinner and still managed to have leftovers that lasted through through the weekend (and then some). That being said, feel free to half the recipe if you’re only feeding a couple of people and don’t want to eat Sloppy Joes for the rest of the week. The heat can also be increased or decreased depending on your taste. Add an extra chipotle or two, or even a dash of cayenne, for a bit of extra heat. The recipe below isn’t too spicy, but it does have a nice kick on the back end… just how I like it. As for the beer, this recipe is versatile. Beer is a primary ingredient, but only holds a supporting role. I used a homebrewed scotch ale that’s heavy on the molasses, but a dark Mexican lager or an amber ale will also do the trick.
Tags: bison • chipotle • cooking with beer • recipes • sandwiches • sloppy joe