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Mom's Sloppy Tacos Recipe

Mom's Sloppy Tacos Recipe

No matter how hectic the weeknight, there's always time to serve your family a healthy meal with recipes this easy and good! —Kami Jones, Avondale, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds extra-lean ground beef (95% lean)
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 12 taco shells, warmed
  • Optional toppings: shredded lettuce and cheese, chopped tomatoes, avocado and olives


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink. Stir in the tomato sauce, garlic powder, salt, pepper and cayenne. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  • 2. Fill each taco shell with 1/4 cup beef mixture and toppings of your choice. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 tacos (calculated without optional toppings) equals 264 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 65 mg cholesterol, 669 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 25 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fat.

Reviews for Mom's Sloppy Tacos

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Reviewed Oct. 25, 2015

"Very tasty and easy to make. I will definitely make this recipe again!"

Reviewed May. 6, 2012

"Better than a pre-made taco mix, but just as easy."

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