Scotch Beef Sloppy Joes

Scotch Beef Sloppy Joes



  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 2 small red peppers or yellow peppers finely chopped

  • 400g minced beef

  • 2 x 400ml cans chopped tomatoes

  • 2 tbsp chipolte or smoky barbecue sauce

  • 4 cheese slices

  • 6 burger buns

  • crispy onions to serve

  • iceberg lettuce to serve

Cooking Method

A Scottish twist on an American classic, try our recipe for Scotch Sloppy Joes – a messy eat but oh-so worth it… particularly at the end of a long month!


  1. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan, then fry the onion, pepper and garlic for 8-10 mins until softened. Add the mince, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as you go, and stir until it browns all over. Tip in the tomatoes and chipotle, or barbecue sauce, and add a little seasoning. Simmer for 10-15 mins until the sauce has thickened.
  2. Put the cheese slices on top of the mince and cover with a lid for 2 mins to let it melt into the sauce. Pile into the buns with the crispy onions, and lettuce on the side for scooping up the extra sauce.

This recipe was originally published in Good Food Magazine August 2016

Where can I buy Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork?

Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork are available at most supermarkets, usually at the butcher counter. Just ask the counter staff if you’re not sure.

You can also buy Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork at independent butchers.

Find your nearest at our sister site below.

Scotch Butchers Club

If you’re not in the mood for cooking, Scotch Beef PGI is also served at many quality restaurants. Find one near you at our sister site below.

Scotch Beef Club

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