I can't say that I've eaten tons of sloppy joes since my childhood, but I've been known to open the odd can of Manwich from time to time, and to be completely honest, it's usually a disappointment, much in the way that watching re-runs of He-Man makes me realize that cartoons weren't actually better when I was a kid—I was just less discerning. Seeing as I still had a ton of chorizo leftover from making tacos, I wondered if it'd make a good base for some homemade sloppy joes. Man, does it ever!
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Spicy chorizo sautéd with avocado and poblano peppers makes for a flavor-packed, adult-friendly upgrade to standard sloppy joes while still maintaining the sweet and savory quality that makes the originals so darn delicious. Once you've got the chorizo on hand, this recipe comes together in under 30 minutes.
A sandwich might be a sandwich, but a Dudewich is more than the sum of its part. Here's what makes this sloppy joe so special.
As must certainly come to all childhood foods, the sloppy joe was unearthed a few years ago and slapped on menus across Chicago. This explains why I didn't flinch when I saw a lamb neck sloppy joe ($12) on the menu at the recently opened Red Door in Bucktown.