Chuckwagon Sandwiches (Cowboy Sloppy Joes)

My husband is a HUGE fan of this sandwich.  My kids are less than tolerant because of the beans – but if your family loves beans – then this one is a home run.  The best part is the 1/2 lb of hamburger – that means 2 meals from 1lb of hamburger.  You could use the other half for spaghetti or some other casserole on night 2 or 3!

We serve these on sesame seed hamburger buns, or whole grain rolls if you can get them.  Todd loves a slice of cheese and sweet potato fries on the side.

I’ve had this recipe over at for years – but their new website is impossible to use and navigate – so I’m moving my recipes over here and deleting my account over there.  On it has 4-1/4 stars out of 5 based on 4 reviews – so folks like it – and I hope you do too!

Chuckwagon Sandwiches (Cowboy Sloppy Joes)

Author Carrie Hill


  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 cup diced sweet green pepper
  • 1 15 ounce cans pork and beans in tomato sauce ( I use Bush's)
  • 1 14 1/2 ounce cans diced tomatoes with juice
  • 2 tablespoons catsup
  • 1 1/2-3 teaspoons chili powder to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 3 -5 dashes hot pepper sauce leave out if preparing for kids
  • 8 -10 hamburger buns or 8 -10 kaiser rolls


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef, onion, and sweet peppers until meat is brown.
  2. Drain off Fat.
  3. Stir in beans, tomatoes, catsup, chili powder, mustard and pepper sauce.
  4. Bring to boiling and reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 20-25 minutes or until thickened.
  5. To serve, spoon onto buns or rolls you've warmed in the oven and add a slice of cheese
  6. Enjoy!