Sandwhich made with Manwich, chorizo, pepper jack and pinapple

Sloppy Ho (A Chorizo, Pineapple and PepperJack slider)

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Sloppy Ho

This isn’t your mother’s Sloppy Joe slider recipe.  This b#tch is sweet and spicy!

Last week you had fond memories of a nostalgic homemade Sloppy Joe.  This week you’re saying Joe Who?

The Classic Sloppy Joe needs to be amped up.  You will enjoy the combination of spicy chorizo, and pepper jack cheese, savory Poblano,  and sweet Pineapple with delicious toasted Hawaiian slider rolls.

What is Chorizo?

While I use fresh Mexican-style Chorizo sausage in my cooking, there are two varieties:

  • Fully cooked or semi-cured: the Spanish/European version

          Pork cured meat originating from the Iberian Peninsula.  In Europe, chorizo is a fermented, cured, smoked meat, which can be sliced and eaten without cooking. Often added as an ingredient to a variety of dishes

  • Raw and fresh: the Mexican version

        Mexican Chorizo is a fatty, spicy sausage typically made from ground pork.  It is usually seasoned with Ancho and/ or Guajillo Chili peppers, Paprika, Cumin, Oregano, Garlic, Cinnamon, Clove, and Salt.  It has a wonderful zing and is a great way to add flavor to recipes.  

        Spicy Chorizo dates back to the Spanish Conquests.  Toluca, in central Mexico, was one of the first places to register Chorizo production, and to this day Mexico considers Toluca Chorizo to be one of the finest in the country.

Inspired Sloppy Joe with Chorizo, Pepper Jack Cheese, Pineapple and a Hawaiian Roll

Sandwhich made with Manwich, chorizo, pepper jack and pinapple
5 from 1 vote

Sloppy Ho

Bougie version of the Sloppy Jo you loved as a kid- Everyone loves to get Manwiched!
Prep Time15 mins
Active Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, chorizo, football appetizer, jo, joe, Manwich slider, sloppy ho, sloppy joe
Yield: 12
Author: Stan Keybiatch


  • 1 12 roll Hawaiian Original rolls (slider size)
  • 1 pound Fresh Chorizo Sausage
  • 1 16oz can Manwich Sloppy Joe Sauce, Original
  • ½ Poblano Pepper (Finely Diced)
  • 12 slices Pepper Jack Cheese (Thin slices)
  • 3 oz Fresh Pineapple (crushed and drained)


Prepare Chorizo

  • Fry fresh Chorizo- breaking it down to crumbles
  • Drain Chorizo in a metal strainer, or on a paper towel, and wipe the pan of grease residue
  • Return the Chorizo to pan and add finely diced Poblano pepper
  • Saute for 3 minutes
  • Add 4-6 ounces of Manwich sauce- until meat is nicely covered
  • Saute a few more minutes until the mixture is well combined and cooked through
  • Keep warm on low heat or in a crockpot

Prepare the Rolls

  • Cut rolls in 1/2 so you have a top and bottom (like a hamburger bun)
  • Butter, and face the bread butter side down in the pan to toast

Prepare Toppings

  • Cut Pepper Jack Cheese into thin slices
  • Cut and crush fresh pineapple- drain

Assembler your Sloppy Ho's

  • Placetoasted Hawaiian Roll bun-bottom on a plate
  • Add a large spoonful of Chorizo mixture on top of the bottom bun
  • Top the Chorizo mixture with a thin slice of Pepper Jack
  • Add ½ teaspoon of crushed/drained Pineapple on top of the cheese
  • Add Hawaiian roll bun-top and your slider is complete


Serving: 1.3oz

manwhich sloppy joe using chorizo and pepper jack


Good Chorizo makes this recipe sing- I often purchase fresh Chorizo from the meat counter of Fresh Market or Sprouts.  You may find dried Chorizo While it may be good on a charcuterie tray, I do not recommend it for this recipe

You can make the meat mixture ahead of time and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until you are close to serving time.  Warm the Chorizo mixture right before serving

The Sloppy Ho is an Easy recipe- A great party food, fun for a weeknight dinner, and perfect for Game day

Mix It Up:

You can substitute the crushed pineapple for Mango or Peach Chutney- also Extremely Delicious

You can switch up your cheese – tangy Monterey Jack, American Cheese or shredded Cheddar cheese can be substituted – Feel free to use your favorite.  The melted cheese on the spicy Chorizo is a mouth-watering combination.

Get Sloppy!

The Sloppy Ho has a cocktail cousin, The Blushing Ho

Refreshing Frozen Cocktail of Grapefruit, Vodka, Triple Sec, and Campari with white orchid next to it and a lime slice

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